Raquel Pomplun is the Playboy Playmate for April 2012. Having witnesses many a man turn to mush after sampling her killer chile rellenos, Raquel Pomplun says with a knowing laugh. “I strong believe that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach!” NO mere chef, the effervescent Raquel is a passionate gourmand of life itself. “My twitter bio reads, Fun crazy girl who loves to dance and laugh out loud.” she says. “That’s defintely me! I enjoy life to its fullest and want to know a little bit about everything.”
A dream of Raquel’s was to be a playmate, and so last summer she sent a picture of herself to Playboy. Two weeks later we called her in for a test shoot. “Here I am … I’m not only Miss April, but I’m also on the cover with Bruno Mars,” Pomplun said in a statement. “When I found out, I ran around my house screaming for 30 minutes.”
Raquel Pomplun Bio
Name: Raquel Pomplun
Height: 5′ 6″
Weight: 123 lbs
Birthplace: San Diego, CA
Ambitions: To get my degree in biochemistry and to always live life to the fullest.
Turnons: I think it’s sexy when a man can dance – show me your movies.
Turn-offs: I don’t like show offs, their is a difference between having good self esteem and being obnoxious. SO be cool, boys!
Perfect Bedroom Music: Santana’s “Samba Pa Ti” is a song that turns me on. It’s seductive, relaxing and… sexy!
My Passion: Dancing, I’m a ballerina and a freak for classical ballet. I can’t imagine life without it!
My Dream Car: A white BMW 325i with tinted windows. I love that it’s fast, classy and elegant – just like me!
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Angel Boris is the Playboy Playmate for July 1996. Angel Boris knows how to light up a room, and to add a bit of song. More than once during our dinner at a smoky Chicago bistro she pauses to accompany flawlessly the country music being piped into the restaurant. “I love to sing, and I do it everywhere,” she tells me between songs. “I also love listening to music, and I can’t sleep or warm up for acting class without it. Music helps me relax.” Angel looks at ease here, too, enjoying her new favorite food, Thai noodles. I ask how she got her name. It was given to her, she says, because her father believed she was a gift from God. “The year before I was born he was injured on the job when a 450-pound drum fell on him, and he ended up in a body cast. When he came home after 11 months in the hospital, he and my mom were, as might be expected, eager to make love. She quickly got pregnant, and my dad felt God was giving him a reason to fight the pain he was feeling.”
Angel became the family performer. She remembers her childhood as a whirlwind of singing and dancing at pageants, with her father in tow. “She has shelves filled with trophies and crowns,” her father says proudly. “Everybody knows her. I’m always being asked, ‘How’s Angel?’” Playboy began asking about Angel after she won a bikini contest sponsored by Hawaiian Tropic. You may remember her from our Girls of Hawaiian Tropic feature in April 1995.
Angel has taken her name to heart in other ways. Her Florida apartment is filled with angel candles, angel figurines, angel stamps, angel plates, angel soap. She even has an angel checkbook. Her favorite song lyric? “My angel is the centerfold,” from the classic “Centerfold” by the J. Geils Band. Our Angel is too.
Angel Boris Bio
Name: Angel Boris
Birthplace: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Height: 5′ 4″
Weight: 110 lbs
Ambitions: I want to do everything twice, including winning two Oscars and two Grammys!
Turn-Ons: Sensual music (including operas), satin sheets, black and white movies, Thai food and being on camera.
Turnoffs: Jalapenos, impatience, being teased, no hot water, early alarms and cruelty.
You Can Never Have Enough: Affection, pets and kids.
More & Less: Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more.
How To Get My Attention: Play with my hair, kiss my ears softly, massage my feet and sing to me.
In My Craziest Moments: I think about running naked in the rain. Wanna come?
Also Known As: Bubba, Al, Mumpy, Red and Darlin’.
My Motto: Life is understood backward and lived forward.
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Tierra Lee is the Playboy Cybergirl of the Month for April 2012. Tierra was our Cybergirl of the Week, and is our first Playboy Cybergirl of the Month in the relaunched new Playboy Plus. With her sexy hot body, and perky breasts, we can look forward to some super hot pictures and videos from Tierra this month!
Tierra Lee Bio
Height: 5′ 4″
Weight: 118 lbs
Birthplace: Chautauqua County, NY
Birthday: March 4, 1992
See more of Tierra Lee each week in April at the Playboy Cyberclub.
Heather Kozar is the Playboy Playmate for January 1998, and Playboy’s Playmate of the Year 1999. One of the hottest blondes from the 90′s Heather Kozar oozed sex appeal with her hot body, and nice big boobs!
Q&A with Heather Kozar
: Is posing nude as easy as you make it look?
A: Sometimes I get a little cold. And it’s nerve-racking. There’s so much to think about — how to move, how to turn, what face to make. You practice in front of a mirror, but looking natural for the camera is harder. Fortunately, I worked with a great photographer who made me feel comfortable.
Q: Your mom is a born-again Christian. Will she flip when she sees these photos?
A: When I was little, my mom tried to instill strict morals and values in me — that I should keep myself covered and that showing affection in public, even holding hands, was dirty. So, yes, she might flip, but she loves me unconditionally. It’s not like I woke up one morning thinking, You know what? I’m going to disappoint my mother today. Nudity is art. It’s an honor to be chosen out of thousands of women to pose for Playboy. If I hadn’t done this, I’d be kicking myself ten years from now.
Q: When men stare at your chest, how do you redirect their attention?
A: I’m humble. I don’t strut my stuff. If someone is gawking at my chest, I try to get away from him as quickly as possible. I don’t want to upset him, because he might think I’m a jerk.
Q: You dreaded high school. Why?
A: The kids were mean — I didn’t feel like I had close friends. You respect what your peers have to say, so when they make fun of you it hurts. But I made it. I’m happier now than I’ve ever been.
Q: You showed them. Have you encountered any fair-weather friends lately?
A: Two guys who were rude to me in high school approached me recently and said, “You’re so cool! We’re so proud of you!” I was like, “What was I before, a schmuck?”
Q: You’ve been traveling a lot. Where would you like to go next?
A: Somewhere secluded, like the Caribbean, where I can walk around naked all day. That’s how I lie out in the backyard.
Q: Has the mailman ever been caught peeking?
A: No! [Laughs] I live with my boyfriend and we have a security system and a big fence, so no one can see in. The mailman will just have to buy the magazine!
Heather Kozar Bio
Name: Heather Kozar
Birthplace: Akron, Ohio
Height: 5′ 8″
Weight: 117 lbs
Ambitions: To continue to be happy, healthy and successful.
Turn-Ons: Surprises, fun high-energy people and romantic evenings with my lover.
Turnoffs: Waiting in lines, unappreciative people, no sense of humor & tan lines.
I Wish I Had: A dollar every time I’m asked “Are you related to Bernie Kosar?”
What Shakes Me Up: Cab rides in Manhattan and commuter flights.
My Weakness: Alaskan King Crab Legs at Shooters in Cleveland.
New Year’s Resolution: To pamper myself and live each day to the fullest!
See more of Playmate of the Year Heather Kozar at the Playboy Cyberclub.
For many fans and admirers, Anna Nicole Smith was the epitome of what it means to be a blonde bombshell. She became known when she was chosen to be the May 1992 Playboy Playmate of the Month. Her pictorial was so well received, that the following year, she was named the Playboy Playmate of the Year 1993.
Also known as Vickie Smith, it was quite a turn of events for the Texas cutie who had previously worked at a fast food restaurant and a Wal-Mart before becoming a stripper and then attending the audition for Playboy.
Tall and voluptuous, Anna was a striking figure of sex appeal at 5’11″ with a womanly 39DD-27-39 shape that was simply unforgettable.
Anna lived an often tumultuous and eventually tragic life in the spotlight, but even though she has left this world, she will forever remain a siren of dreams.
Anna Nicole Smith Bio
Birthdate: November 28, 1967
Birthplace: Houston, Texas
Birth name: Vickie Lynn Hogan
Measurements : 39DD-27-39
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Neferteri Shepherd is the Playboy Playmate for July 2000. Neferteri Shepherd claims she was born to model, and she has the moniker to confirm it. Her first name is Egyptian for “here comes the beautiful one,” a fitting description for this looker. Newlywed Neferteri (her friends call her Nef) studies business in college and lives in Berkeley, California. “I basically want to be my own boss — I don’t want to work for anyone else,” says Nef. An avid reader, she has what it takes to go to the head of the class, but Nef’s been chasing her true calling for as long as she can remember.
Now that’s she’s older and wiser, does Nef feel confident about posing in the buff? “I went to a nude beach when I was 16 and didn’t feel comfortable with it,” she says. “Now, after posing for Playboy, my confidence has been boosted [laughs]. I look at nudity as art, depending on how it’s presented. I never thought my body was nice until I started dancing and looking at other people’s bodies. My breasts are natural — it’s all me.”
Nef is fortunate to have a husband and family who support her new found freedom of expression. “I just got married last December, and my husband is excited about my being in Playboy,” she says. “At first, he didn’t want me to do it, but my mom really wanted me to go for it.” Nef, who was born in New Orleans but raised in California, has a family reunion in Mississippi this month where she can expect to meet previously unknown relatives, now that word is out that there’s a Playmate in the family. “It’s going to be out in the cut — we’re supposed to bring tents and camp out,” she says. The cut? “You know, in the woods, somewhere far out.”
Neferteri Shepherd Bio
Name: Neferteri Shepherd
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana
Height: 5′ 9″
Weight: 118 lbs
Ambitions: To become a successful real estate investor and pursue my acting and modeling career.
Turn-Ons: Genuinely kind, loyal and honest people who know what they want out of life.
Turnoffs: Complaining, unappreciative people who are unhappy with their lives and want you to be unhappy too.
I Wish I Had: The resources to stop violence, especially among America’s youth.
My Motto: Never let others hold you back from what you want out of life.
Favorite Ways To Kill Time: Bubble baths, reading and taking naps.
See more of Neferteri Shepherd nude in the Playboy Cyberclub.
Stacy Sanchez is the Playboy Playmate for March 1995, and our Playboy Playmate of the Year for 1996. To hear Stacy Sanches talk is to hear pure Texas issuing from the mouth of a babe. Born in Dallas, Stacy relishes her place in the most devotedly nuclear of families, with Mom and Dad sticking together through years of marriage and the whole gang (including a brother and sister) spending time in the family business. She describes the arrangement as “awesome,” but it sounds more like a throwback to a simpler time, when families hung together at home and on the range.
For all of that, Stacy’s not exactly your middle-of-nowhere country girl. But she’s not your typical big-haired Dallas strutter, either. She is an outer-borough type from a burb north of town, and she’s her daddy’s girl. At least when he’s around. “My daddy works his ass off,” Stacy says, showing pride first, then a mischievous smirk. “But he was gone a lot. And sometimes my mom, my sister and I would sneak off to La Bare — one of those strip places that feature men. I was only 14, but they’d let you in with a parent. I don’t think my daddy knows about that to this day.”
Stacy Sanchez Bio
Name: Stacy Sanches
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas
Height: 5′ 10″
Weight: 130 lbs
Ambitions: To be self-sufficient by working as a model and to travel the world.
Turn-Ons: Weight-training, fast country two-step dancing, guys who really listen.
Turnoffs: Sitting in one place for too long, clubs and bars.
Dream Vacation: Italy. I’ve heard it’s the most romantic place in the world.
Favorite Drink: No, not a Texas margarita. I prefer a good Piña Colada.
I Must Have: My weekends free. If I can’t have a job with weekends off, then I’m not doing it.
Turn Up The Radio For: Brooks & Dunn, Travis Tritt, Keith Whitley.
See all of Stacy Sanchez nude photos at Playboy.
Carol and Darlene Bernaola are the Playboy Playmates for January 2000. Hef was looking for something special to begin the 2000′s with and wow he certainly began with a bang with the Bernaola twins. By the age of 23, Darlene and her twin sister, Carol, have led extraordinary lives. From the jungles of Peru to the beaches of Miami to the pages of Playboy, they’ve overcome poverty, isolation, terrorism, language barriers and physical calamity to become our first Playmates of the new millennium. Now the twins are enjoying the whirlwind and taking pride in the drive and determination that got them here. “After the lives we’ve led, with all the hard work, everything has paid off,” says Carol. “This is our dream.”
Q: What brought you to Playboy?
Carol: My husband owns a nightclub in Miami, and he was hosting a party for the Playmate 2000 search. Someone said to him, “Why don’t you tell Carol to try out?” Playboy West Coast Photo Editor Marilyn Grabowski saw me and said, “I’m going to make you rich and famous.” And I thought, Wow, I didn’t even have to take off my clothes! When I said I had a twin sister, she flipped.
Darlene: But I couldn’t do anything at the time — I was paralyzed. I was in an auto accident the day before I was supposed to get married. My fiancé passed away, and I was paralyzed. I broke my pelvis in two places, my left hand in 20 places. The doctor told me it was going to take a year to recuperate and another year to learn how to walk again. But I started walking three months later.
Carol and Darlene Bernaola Bio
Name: Carol and Darlene Bernaola
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California USA
Height: 5′ 7″
Weight: 111 lbs
Ambitions: Be successful at everything we do — public relations, modeling and being a good mother.
Turn-Ons: Intelligence, romance, honesty and courage.
Turnoffs: Ignorace, lack of class, lies and weak personalities.
Our Heroine: Everything we’ve achieved we owe to our best teacher and our biggest cheerleader, our mother. Thanks, Mamita.
The Lesson We’ve Learned: There is nothing you cannot overcome, no dream you cannot achieve, because there’s always hope. We’re living proof of it.
See all of the Bernaola Twin’s nude photos at the Playboy Cyberclub.
Buffy Tyler is the Playboy Playmate for November 2000. For Buffy Tyler, sharing the same first name wth the most famous vampire slayer in the world is a bit of a drag. “I hear Buffy jokes every day,” she sighs. “Guys say, ‘Buffy? Like, Buffy the Vampire Slayer? I wish I were a vampire!’ I’ve never even seen the show or the movie.”
Our Buffy resides in San Antonio, Texas and grew up in a rural community north of the city. “Blanco is a really small town with a population of about 2000,” says the 22-year-old German beauty. “There are a lot of lakes in the area and I love speedboats. I like to do really outrageous things – I jump headfirst instead of feetfirst. I cannot sit still.” Oh really? “I was dating this guy and had his name tattooed on my rear,” she confesses. “The next morning I said to myself, ‘Oh, Buffy, what did you do?’ Now that I’m no longer with him, I’m going to have to get and arrow drawn through it or something.”
Buffy Tyler Bio
Name: Buffy Tyler
Birthplace: Fredericksburg, Texas
Height: 5′ 5″
Weight: 107 lbs
Ambitions: To further my career in modeling and acting, and live life to the fullest.
Turn-Ons: Confidence, a good kisser, dark hair with light eyes, a man with style and BIG trucks!
Turnoffs: Insecurity, manipulators and people who try to be someone they’re not.
My Philosophy: To always follow your dreams and never give up. Keep reaching for the STARS!
My Fantasy: To have wild, passionate sex on the beach with a loved one on a cool spring night.
When I Wake Up Every Morning, I Remind Myself: Never take things for granted. You never know what you have until it’s gone.
See all of Buffy Tyler’s nude photos over at the Playboy Cyberclub.
Kerissa Fare is the Playboy Playmate for September 2000. Kerissa Fare is a testament to how a positive self-image can help a woman bloom. As a former tomboy who grew up poor in Riverside, California, the fresh-faced Playmate didn’t always have a love affair with the camera. “I used to run from it,” she says. “I had low self-esteem and alwayws wore jeans with my hair pulled back — I was 150 pounds just a few years ago! I did my schoolwork and graduated early because I wanted to move out on my own.” On her own at age 17, Kerissa learned self-sufficiency at an early age. “I was a latchkey kid. When I was 11, I cooked for myself and cleaned the house for my dad because he worked two jobs to support my brother and me. (Her mother left when Kerissa was young.) But I wouldn’t change anything about my childhood — I’m glad I grew up indepedent and know how to take care of myself.”
Given her hardscrabble background, it should not come as a surprise that Kerissa is open to the unexpected. “I love to take risks and try new things,” she says. The list includes waterskiing, roller-skating and jet skiing. Professionaly, Kerissa has taken a stab at everything, from veterinary assistant to pool shark. “I’ve been playing pool for about six years,” she says. “I got a fake ID when I was 17 and started playing in a local pool hall. I eventually hooked up with another girl pool player and we did a tournament together and won a trip to Vegas. It was really rad.”
Kerissa Fare Bio
Name: Kerissa Fare
Birthplace: Orange County, California
Height: 5′ 8 1/2″
Weight: 115 lbs
Ambitions: Professional: To create a career in the entertainment industry. Personal: to be in the moment.
Turn-Ons: Humor, spontaneity, versatile mind and a nipple ring!
Turnoffs: Laziness, when a guy quits caring about his appeearance because of comfort in a relationship.
Some Things I’ve Always Wanted To Try: Bungee jumping and skydiving! I can’t wait!
If I Weren’t A Playmate, I Would Be Working As: A professional pool shark.
When I Feel The Need For Speed, I’m: Blasting tunes in my Silver Bullet (2000 Eclipse), flying to San Fran!
See all of Kerissa Fare’s nude photos at the Playboy Cyberclub.
Summer Altice is the Playboy Playmate for August 2000. Summer decided to pursue the modeling and acting career she began in 1995 when she won YM’s cover girl contest. She signed with Elite modeling agency and landed assignments with Mossimo, Guess, Mademoiselle and Bally’s fitness clubs. “The thing about modeling is, if you become a deer in the headlights about the fame, parties and meeting people, it will overcome you,” she says. She appreciates it when people tell her that she resembles actresses Carol Alt and Elizabeth Hurley, and she is currently auditioning for her breakout role.
Summer is currently seeing an up-and-coming actor she describes as the most amazing person she’s ever met. “He’s given me reasons to look beyond Hollywood and to look inside myself and, like he says, ‘be the queen you are.’ I don’t want to tell you his name because people knowing his business is not something he’s used to.” Can’t she give us a hint about the lucky guy? “Is it getting hot in here?” she says with a sly grin.
Miss August likes to hit the town with her friends and enjoy good music. “I host a club at a bar on Sunset on Saturday nights,” she says. “I’m a Capricorn — I love doing things for people.” So who helps her get her groove on? “Dr. Dre, Destiny’s Child, Fiona Apple and Faith Hill,” she says. “I’m pretty eclectic when it comes to music, but I’m more of a hp-hop, ghetto girl. I grew up around boys who were ghetto fabulous, so I kind of acquired the same taste in music. I’m a good singer and if I had the opportunity to do a demo or a song, I would take it in a heartbeat. I can be in a bad mood and put on Janet Jackson’s Velvet Rope and — boom! — I’m better.”
Summer Altice Bio
Name: Summer Altice
Birthplace: Fountain Valley, California
Height: 5′ 10 1/2″
Weight: 125 lbs
Ambitions: To have a lucrative modeling and acting career and to someday have a family.
Turn-Ons: To have someone I’m in love with look at me the same way my father looks at my mother.
Turnoffs: Lying, cheating, disrespectful people and anyone my dog JD doesn’t like.
The Wildest Thing I Want To Do: To make love at the top of the Eiffel Tower when it’s pouring rain on New Year’s Eve (someday).
If I Had More Time, I Would: Try to travel more to Europe and to take more units per quarter at UCLA so that I can finish my degree sooner. Also to spend more time with my girlfriend Nicole.
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Heather Spytek is the Playboy Playmate for June 2001. Heather Spytek is a resourceful woman with a knack for covert maneuvers. She booked a room at the Beverly Hilton and crashed last year’s Golden Globe Awards so she could rub elbows with Hollywood’s finest. “I was walking down the red carpet beside Warren Beatty,” she laughs. ‘Security puts your room key in the same folder with the tickets for the event, so I just showed them the card and they thought I was a movie star! I met Courtney Love, Winona Ryder and Calista Flockhart.” The ruse came to an abrupt end when the future Miss June 2001 approached Hugh Hefner’s party and was turned away by his girlfriends. At this year’s Golden Globe Awards, however, Heather was one of Hefner’s invited guests. “He laughed and told someone, ‘Can you believe it? She was here last year trying to meet me, and the twins made her go away,’” she says. “It’s a crazy story!”
Heather’s own story began in New Jersey, where she was exposed to showbiz at an early age. “My father was the lead guitarist and singer for a Sixties group, the Magnatones. He’s a great guy and really supportive of everything I do.” Heather started dancing when she was three and studied ballet, tap and jazz before entering her first beauty pageant at the age of 11. “The pageants really helped me feel comfortable in front of the camera,” she says. She attended a private high school in Florida and a liberal arts college in New Jersey before taking time off to model for Hawaiian Tropic and such Playboy Special Editions as Girls of Summer 2000.
Heather Spytek Bio
Name: Heather Spytek
Birthplace: Woodbury, New Jersey
Height: 5′ 6″
Weight: 110 lbs
Ambitions: To be happy with whatever I do in my life and blanket the world with love and joy.
Turn-Ons: True love, honesty, sincerity, genuineness, intelligence, happiness and being adventurous.
Turnoffs: Liars, fake and superficial people, jealousy, and people who take advantage of others.
My Favorite Activities: Ballet dancing, art.
The Most Exotic Place I’ve Visited: The Hana rainforest in Maui. We hiked 2 1/2 hrs. up a mountain to see the beautiful twin falls.
If I Had More Time I Would: Visit family and friends in New Jersey more often. I miss them dearly since I moved to Florida.
Make Love Or Chocolate: Make love, then have chocolate!
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Lauren Michelle Hill is the Playboy Playmate for February 2001. Playboy discovered Lauren Michelle Hill at a swimsuit competition in St. Croix. But she’s been in front of the camera her entire life.
“Mom owned a modeling agency and used to take her girls to New York,” she tells us. “As soon as school was over we’d go there for the summer. Mom would take all four of us — I have two brothers and a sister — to auditions. Every one of us has acted and modeled. Even our cat. He was in That Darn Cat. We got him from the set.”
Lauren modeled clothes for department store catalogs and posed for the art on Hasbro toy boxes (she’s not telling which ones, but we’re sure they’d make great collectibles). As a well-coiffed teenager she appeared in ads for hair care products and was spotted by film producers on location in the South.
“In Heavyweights, the movie with Ben Stiller about kids at a weight-loss camp, I played the dream girl at a dance. They do a slow motion of me walking across the floor.” Not one to let the job description “dream girl” remain just an entry on her résumé, she took a break from landlocked Columbia, South Carolina and tried her luck in Los Angeles. Within a week she’d landed on the Baywatch beach.
“In one episode I played one of the boy-crazy junior lifeguards who are sent away for a weekend to learn about teamwork. A strong current sweeps two of the girls into a cave and another girl and I run back and bring everyone to rescue them.” Lauren laughs. “Isn’t that a great plot summary? I can’t believe how that show keeps going on and on.”
Lauren Michelle Hill Bio
Name: Lauren Michelle Hill
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina
Height: 5′ 6″
Weight: 100 lbs
Ambitions: To enjoy my time in front of the camera but eventually have a successful career behind it.
Turn-Ons: A true gentleman with a great sense of humor, and a nice set of abs doesn’t hurt!
Turnoffs: People who are afraid to embrace their own individuality because they want to fit in.
Tip On Dating A Southern Girl: Arrive on time so she can keep you waiting!
Kiss My Grits: Here we eat ‘em morning, noon, & night. The rest of y’all don’t know what you’re missing.
Memorable Valentine Date: He sent me on a scavenger hunt. 20 stops! 3 hours! Little did he know I was his from the get-go!!
See more of Lauren Michelle Hill naked at the Playboy Cyberclub.
Qiana Chase is the Playboy Playmate for July 2005. Got gams? If not, Qiana Chase has enough to share. At five-foot-nine, the statuesque native of Los Angeles learned early on that if she took care of her stems, they’d take care of her. “I’ve always liked my legs,” she says. “One guy told me, ‘Oh my God, your legs. They just go from here to heaven.’ Are they that long? I don’t know. Maybe I can’t tell because I’m looking at them from this angle.”
Qiana (pronounced key-AWN-uh) has other charms, of course. She draws people close with her warm, high-wattage smile and laid-back vibe. She picked up the nickname Q when she started modeling a few years ago. “I don’t know why, but it’s so hard for people to say Qiana or remember Qiana, so I’d tell them, ‘It’s just Q, okay?’” she says, following with a throaty laugh that erupts easily and often. She first connected at Playboy two years ago when she appeared in her first of two Special Editions. “I’ve been posing nude all my life,” she says. “I’ve always been comfortable with it, which is almost scary, especially for my mom. She’ll say, ‘Please, put some clothes on. I beg of you.’ She asked me to wait until I was 24 to become a Playmate, so today she’s okay with it. Now that I’m older I’m more body conscious and aware of my angles. Modeling is a job that you have to study to see what works for you and what doesn’t. There’s definitely a rush being in front of the camera and having everybody make a big fuss over you.”
Qiana Chase Bio
Name: Qiana Chase
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
Height: 5′ 9″
Weight: 130 lbs
Ambitions: I would love to be Playmate of the Year. I would also love to own as much property as possible.
Turn-Ons: I like people who are sure of themselves and what they want out of life. I love ambition.
Turnoffs: I think one of my biggest turnoffs in people is arrogance. Arrogance is very unattractive to me.
Nicknames: Q, Ki-Ki or just…Chase.
Favorite Author: Maya Angelou
Five Movies I Can Watch Repeatedly: Swordfish, The Color Purple, Training Day, Monster and Finding Nemo
Sexiest Cd I Own: Destiny’s Child’s Destiny Fulfilled
The Tastiest Food I Ever Ate: French fries (my favorite!).
My Earliest Memory: My earliest memory is of my first boyfriend in first grade kissing my cheek.
See more of Qiana Chase naked inside the Playboy Cyberclub.
Giuliana Marino is the Playboy Playmate for April 2007. World travelers may recognize this fabulously beautiful woman. Her name is Giuliana Marino, and she is German Playboy’s Playmate of the Year for 2006. Hef met her in Munich on a recent trip and found her charm irresistible. “He asked me if I wanted to come to America to be a Playmate,” says the 20-year-old lovely. It was an offer she couldn’t refuse, and now she is Miss April.
You may be thinking, If Giuliana Marino is a German name, I’m a Wiener schnitzel. Actually, this bella donna is a full-blooded Italian but was raised in Deutschland. “I feel a bit schizo,” she says in charmingly accented English. “When I go to Italy, I’m the German. And when I’m in Germany, I’m the Italian. Now when I’m in America, people don’t know what to make of me!” Except a knockout, of course. Giuliana’s ambition is to start a career in law enforcement and become a criminal profiler. “My uncle is a police officer in Rome in a special unit, and it sounds very exciting,” she says. “I believe in justice. The police academy takes about two and a half years, and after that I want to be a young mom.”
We can’t imagine what Giuliana would look like in a tight-fitting police uniform, but suffice it to say there’s not a man alive who could resist this arresting officer.
Giuliana Marino Bio
Name: Giuliana Marino
Birthplace: Nuremberg, Germany
Height: 5′ 6″
Weight: 114 lbs
Ambitions: My dream is to become a profiler after going to a police academy and studying criminology.
Turn-Ons: I love cleverness, real beauty, truth and when I see the love in his eyes.
Turnoffs: I hate stupidity, jealousy and envy.
Favorite Animal: I go crazy when I see a dog.
The Most Beautiful City And Why: I’m completely in love with Rome because it is full of culture and there is always something to discover.
Things Italians Do Better: Italians make the best cooks. The food in Italy is good and healthy.
Favorite Cop Shows: Without a Trace, Cold Case, The X-Files, Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
In The Morning: I’m always in a bad mood.
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Shannon James is the Playboy Playmate for May 2007. The fresh-faced beauty from Holland — as in the small town outside Philadelphia, not the country known for tulips and knockout blondes — appeared on Stern’s show after a friend submitted some pictures of her in a bikini and said Shannon wanted to be a Playmate. It paid off in spades. Everyone adored Shannon. “I mentioned I wanted to get my chest done,” she says, “and Howard said not to, that I have perfect breasts.” Hear, hear.
As for Shannon, she is indeed a well-rounded woman. She says her education is her top priority. She is working on her bachelor’s degree in marketing and is considering a career in pharmaceutical sales. Her disposition is as warm as her smile is bright, and she describes herself as a good girl with a wild side. “I’m such a nerd,” she tells us. “I love to cuddle up with a good book, and I have a huge collection of poetry I’ve written. At the same time, I’m always game for staying up until four o’clock in the morning or going to a party with my girlfriends in Old City in Philly, where we attract a good amount of attention.”
In front of the camera Shannon has no inhibitions. “I’ve always been comfortable with my sexuality and my body,” she says. “Half my sorority sisters run around naked, so there’s no time to be shy.” And her romantic life? Says the magnificent Miss May, “I’ve been both the committed girlfriend and the serial kisser making out with the world.”
Shannon James Bio
Name: Shannon James
Birthplace: Holland, PA
Height: 5′ 8″
Weight: 115 lbs
Ambitions: To pursue a career in pharmaceutical sales or acting & have my poetry published one day.
Turn-Ons: Confidence, funny guys, ambition, great smiles, six-packs & sexy V-shaped torsos.
Turnoffs: Bad manners, smoking, bad breath & cocky attitudes.
Why I Joined A Sorority In College: It was a great way to meet amazing & fun people. I established friendships I know will last forever!
Why I Write Poetry: It’s a really good release of my emotions & cheers me up when I’m down.
What I’d Like To Say To Howard Stern: Thank you for being so sweet & giving me this amazing opportunity.
My Porn Name (First Pet & Street I Lived On): Jade Sheffield
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Lisa Seiffert is the Playboy Playmate for March 2012. I’m notorious in the fashion industry for taking my clothes off,” says Lisa Seiffert, Australian supermodel cum Miss March. “I didn’t plan it that way; it’s just that I’m always pushing the envelope.” Lisa’s geographic boundaries first expanded at the age of 16, when she moved to New York City from her oceanside village of Bowen, Queensland to become a full-fledged Ford model. “It was overwhelming to come from my small hometown and move in with Katie Ford’s family.
Today, having strutted the world’s premier catwalks and starred in Victoria’s Secret and Guess ad campaigns, Lisa finds herself in even headier circles. “Puffy is a dear friend of mine. He calls me his got-to white girl. I was one of two girls in a suggested ménage à trois in his Sean John Unforgivable fragrance commercial,” she says of the steamy ad. “It was banned in the U.S.” Despite the glamour that surrounds her, Lisa considers her a “bohemian beach girl” at heart. “I’m from the beach. It’s where I grew up. Give me some sunscreen and a pair of sunglasses, and I’m good to go.” (Her preferred beach attire? Nothing, of course.) Although she hopes touse her Playmate status to bring attention to the causes close to her heart – particularly deforestation in the Amazon – her main priority is to thrill. “When I’m posing nude, I’m doing it because I want to make men lick their lips. It was to turn them on.” Then she whispers, like a sultry breeze, “I love doing that.”
Lisa Seiffert Bio
Name: Lisa Seiffert
Birthplace: Bowen, QLD, Australia
Height: 5′ 11″
Weight: 125 lbs
Ambitions: Publishing children’s storeis, working with charities (from helping children to the environment) and having a family.
Turn-Ons: Assholes (but I’m working on that). Must have good shoes and nice hands and be funny, brainy and full of drive!
Turnoffs: Immaturity, not knowing what you want, out-of-control egos, liars… and BAD SHOES!
Books I Adore: Geek Love by Katharine Dunn (it makes my imagination run wild) and Moonchild by Aleister Crowley.
Movie Obsessions: Buñuel’s Belle Du Jour, Fellini’s La Dolce Vita, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, 9 1/2 Weeks, Picnic at Hanging Rock. And Frances Farmer is an idol of mine.
Perfect Bliss: Being on a secluded tropical beach with my man, chef, masseuse and dog while swimming, fishing, diving, tanning, being nude… and making love.
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Jennifer and Natalie Campbell are the Playboy Playmates for December 2008. The identical twins from Colorado who delight in their differences despite their obvious similarities. Both played volleyball in high school, both attended the University of Northern Colorado, both have dogs, and they all live together. Jennifer, the older twin feels she is more of a girlie-girl and more studious, notwithstanding her racy tattoo — a butterfly on her lower stomach. Natalie describes herself as more of an athletic tomboy who enjoys boating, camping and fishing. “Our parents were really good about letting us be individuals,” says Jennifer. “We each definitely have our own personality.”
The two Misses December were discovered by a Playboy scout when Natalie entered a swimsuit contest at a Hooters. The twins moved to southern California last May to pursue the opportunity. “We miss home, but we love it here,” says Natalie. The sisters plan on returning to Colorado to spend Christmas with their parents and older brother, all of whom support their decision to pose for Playboy.
Natalie and Jennifer say they’ve never gone for the same guy at the same time, but they both have a thing for men in uniform. “Whether it be policemen, firemen or military men — it’s all so sexy,” says Natalie. Jennifer, who has been in only two serious relationships, adds, “I’ve always been the type of person who, if I’m going to be intimate, has to be in love.”
The Campbell twins want to continue modeling before returning to finish school. Jennifer desires a degree in psychology and wants to work with kids; Natalie loves animals and is eyeing a career in the veterinary field. Though they’ve enjoyed their party days, they both say they’ve settled down a bit. “Our close friends would say we’re double the trouble,” says Jennifer. “I think we’re double the fun.”
Jennifer and Natalie Campbell Bio
Name: Jennifer and Natalie Campbell
Birthplace: Greeley, CO
Height: 5′ 8″
Weight: 115 lbs
Ambitions: To further our careers in modeling and finish our degrees.
Turn-Ons: Men in uniform, honesty, a good sense of humor, a nice smile and men who are tall, dark and handsome.
Turnoffs: Liars, bad hygiene, egotistical guys, laziness and men with a bad sense of style.
Favorite Things To Do Together: Modeling, shopping, traveling, playing volleyball and watching TV.
Jobs We Had Before Playboy: Hooters Girl, jewelry salesperson and full-time student.
Plans For Furthering Our Education: Jennifer — finishing my degree in child psychology. Natalie — finishing my degree in biomedical sciences.
The Wilder Sister: Natalie
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Pilar Lastra is the Playboy Playmate for August 2004. Pilar Lastra does not take her good fortune for granted. Although the actress is excited to discuss her forthcoming movie roles, she first recalls how she’s come such a long way from her home in San Antonio. “My family was so poor that my sisters and I wore boys’ hand-me-downs,” she says. “My mother and father divorced when I was young. My father lives in Spain, along with most of my extended family. We came from nothing, so I’m grateful now when I look at everything I have.” A self-described bookworm in high school who “tried to rebel and be cool,” Pilar couldn’t deceive her mother without feeling guilty. “I’d sneak out of the house at night, but I would leave a note for my mom so she could contact me. I didn’t want her to worry. I never wanted to cause trouble. I never got caught, thank God. I can’t imagine my mom crashing a party or calling and going, ‘Is my daughter there? You guys aren’t drinking, are you?’ ”
While Pilar says she used to be anti-nudity, she changed her mind when Playboy made her an offer. “I figured I should do nudity the right way, not in some cheesy, raunchy film,” she says. Next up? Roles in Hollywood P.I. and opposite Gary Busey in the cage-fighting flick No Rules. “I have a bitch-fighting scene in No Rules,” she says. “In real life I talk trash, but I never bite. I wouldn’t know how. I’d probably start crying.”
Pilar Lastra Bio
Name: Pilar Lastra
Birthplace: Monterey Park, CA
Height: 5′ 5 1/2″
Weight: 110 lbs
Ambitions: To be a successful entertainer and make people feel emotions. To use my success for charity and disease awareness.
Turn-Ons: Body rubs, confidence, a sense of humor. Musical talent is always a plus.
Turnoffs: Bad breath, a man who spends more time looking in the mirror than I do. Liars and cheaters stay away!!
Jobs Before I Started Acting: Bartender, leasing agent. One day I was desperate enough to sell art from my trunk.
Actress I Admire And Why: Demi Moore — I feel she has made some really brave choices in her career.
Favorite Summer Activities: Going to the lake and getting on the jet skis, rollerblading, biking.
Movies I Wish I’d Starred In: Mission: Impossible, Enough, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Pretty Woman.
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Heather Rene Smith is the Playboy Playmate for February 2007. Heather, a California native is getting degrees in forensic psychology and criminology, and she dreams of outsmarting crooks by living out CSI episodes in real life. “I like thinking about what makes people tick and why they act the way they do,” she says. As for athletic prowess, suffice it to say that Heather used to be a competitive gymnast; flips and upside-down splits are all in a day’s fun.
When she’s not studying or doing flips on a balance beam, Heather likes to tinker with old cars. She and her brother rebuilt a 1964 Chevy truck together, and now she’s working on a vintage Camaro. “I know how to change the oil and different fluids,” she says, “and basic tune-up things.” (Free spirit, brains, beauty…you get the point.) She works as a waitress at Hooters, and she loves to hang out with her guy friends, preferably outdoors. Regarding relationships, “I haven’t had a serious one in a long time,” she says. “I need someone who likes to have fun and doesn’t care about other people’s opinions. I can be really loud and I talk a lot, so I may scare quiet guys away. I’m definitely not shy. I’m usually the one who approaches men.” Advice for Mr. Right: “A concert is a good first date and a great way to get a feel for a person. I love rock, punk and country.”
Heather Rene Smith Bio
Name: Heather Rene Smith
Birthplace: Salinas, CA
Height: 5′ 3″
Weight: 115 lbs
Ambitions: Finish my education & obtain my degrees in criminology & forensic psychology.
Turn-Ons: A man who takes care of himself, has a sense of humor, is ambitious & athletic & loves being outdoors.
Turnoffs: No ambitions or goals, arrogance, a couch potato who hates to get dirty or go camping or four-wheeling & who takes longer than me to get ready!
My Favorite Activites: Gymnastics, snowboarding & wakeboarding.
My Family In A Nutshell: Full of love, caring & fun & extremely supportive of one another.
My Three Guiltiest Pleasures: Sneaking away for a weekend with someone special, Starbucks & my cell phone.
The Best Concert I Ever Saw: All concerts, especially rock & country.
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