Dalene Kurtis is the Playboy Playmate for September 2001. Dalene and her gorgeous body also won the converted title of Playboy Playmate of the Year 2002! Dalene arrived in Los Angeles with a bang, but not the type she expected. Shortly before her photo shoot, the 23-year-old Apple Valley, California native found herself in a seven-car pileup on the freeway. “My car was totaled and my life flashed before my eyes,” she says. “Ever since then I’ve been really grateful for the good things in my life.” Dalene was driving home that day for her parents’ anniversary in Bakersfield, California, where she grew up. “Being an only child made me a stronger person, but I definitely want at least two kids someday,” she says.
After graduating from high school and attending business college, Miss September worked for three years at an insurance agency before she tried modeling. A state semifinalist for both Hawaiian Tropic and Venus Swimwear, she moved to Los Angeles and worked as a Budweiser girl and landed other modeling gigs. She met Hef at a Playboy party in February. She says that she reminded him of Doris Day, and when you take another look at her sweet, fresh-faced good looks, Hef makes a persuasive point. She started seeing him soon after, joining his party posse at clubs such as Las Palmas, Barfly and Deep. She moved into the Mansion in May and this is, she says with a bit of wonder in her voice, the happiest time of her life.
Dalene Kurtis Bio
Name: Dalene Kurtis
Birthplace: Apple Valley, California USA
Bust: 34″ D
Height: 5′ 5″
Weight: 112 lbs
Ambitions: To be successful in commercials, print modeling and acting.
Turn-Ons: Nice smile, tan skin, and, most of all, good sense of humor and personality.
Turnoffs: Bad hygiene, cocky attitude and a hairy chest.
Favorite Color: Pink.
What I Miss About Home: My mom and dad.
An Actress I Admire: Julia Roberts.
My Favorite Movies: Pretty Woman, The Green Mile, Splash, Pearl Harbor.
The Best Tv Show Is: Sex and the City.
Three Things I Can’t Live Without: Cell phone, anything with sugar and my friends and family.
See all of Dalene’s Playmate of the Year photoshoot and videos at the Playboy Cyberclub.