Levi Johnston's much-anticipated Playgirl photos made their debut Saturday -- and critics were split when asked by to weigh in on the 19-year-old's PG-13 poses.

Chippendales dancer Nathan Minor (who has posed in more than 100 photo spreads, including the 2010 calendar):
"The only problem -- his hairy armpits! We take only mostly shaved guys. He should also focus on his diet to help him get a bit harder. He doesn't have to go the fitness-y hard look, but he could tighten up a little bit. His body is a little soft. But he has good hair and a great face. He's definitely Chippendales material. Anytime he wants to do the show, he's more than welcome!"

Playgirl writer Jamye Waxman:
"As a woman, I think the shots are tasteful, but of course, I would have loved to have seen it all! I think it's hard to get a 19-year-old to do 'sexy' and really get it. At 19, you know how to show off your still-tight body, but do you actually know how to use your sexuality? I feel like you really develop your sexual energy and attitude in your 20s and 30s, so Levi has a way to go before he's completely comfortable in his body. He doesn't have much chest hair, does he? I like a bit more chest hair."

Jim McBride, creator of
"I do appreciate the tan lines. That look takes me back to my secret Playboy collection from the '70s."

David Leddick, author of Nude Male and Escort: 40 Profiles with Photographs of Men Who Sell Sex:
"My book Escort features guys who are selling their bodies. Levi has a nice body, but he's not in that league at all. He doesn't have what it takes to get $150 an hour. His best feature is his face. He has something in his face. Were I Levi, I'd want to be an actor for camera, not stage. I'd pursue a career in acting. If he's got the right management, he should try to act. He's not so different from Clark Gable, Gary Cooper -- a lot of major stars who didn't come from a superior background. He's got something -- you can go all the way with a great face."

Edward Norwick, general manager of New York City's Scores strip club:
"I've seen a lot of naked women, and I could see a woman in those poses with those facial looks. His expressions are a little effeminate. I would have approached it with a more macho image, not quite as sensitive. His head is turned coyly to the camera with doe eyes! I had hoped for his first shoot, it would be a little more rugged -- a man's man. A little more like Burt Reynolds."

David Todd, Men's Director, Nous Model Management:
"He's a great looking young man, but he definitely needs to slim down more if he wants to sign with a high-fashion agency. He’s got to get those cheekbones showing, he's got to get his body toned down. You have to be at least six feet [tall] or six-one for high-fashion [modeling]. Levi might go more towards commercial print, maybe endorsing a product, like Axe cologne or something like that, instead of doing a huge print campaign for Tom Ford."

Jon Barrett, editor-in- chief of The Advocate:
"He has such a lumberjack-like persona in clothes that I expected to see more of that -- including the log -- in the Playgirl pics. Instead, we see a Levi who's playing a coy game of peek-a-boo. This is certainly no 'northern exposure.'"