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The risqué Mormon "Men on a Mission" calendar, after four years of publication, has become somewhat of an institution among Mormon gawkers, if not the missionaries themselves.

The 2011 calendar, featuring the usual 12 shirtless and hunky former LDS missionaries, will soon be in Utah stores; it's currently available online.

Chad Hardy, who served a mission to San Diego, was excommunicated from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints after he created the beefcake calendars. Consequently, he was denied his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University for violating the LDS-owned school's honor code.

For 2011, Hardy's getting a little revenge on his alma mater with the "BYU Alumni Edition," which includes himself as Elder August.

But the news isn't good for aficionados of Mormon cheesecake - this year, Hardy has dropped his sexy female pinup calendar, "Hot Mormon Muffins."

Hardy's muffins calendar, which includes recipes, was recently lauded by the Huffington Post as one of "the most ridiculous calendar concepts of all time."

gwarchol@sltrib.com Men on a Mission calendar Before it hits stores, the 2011 calendar is available at http://www.menonamissioncalendar.com. —

Men on a Mission calendar

Before it hits stores, the 2011 calendar is available at http://www.menonamissioncalendar.com.

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