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!
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