Happy Holidays!!!

Hope everyone had a great and merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

Be sure to stay tuned, there's more to come with Playboy and Me in the new year!

My Playmate of the Year pick(s)

Each year, I try to narrow my list for my favorite Playmate of the year and it is always, as you would assume, a very difficult decision. With each month and each Playmate, comes a new deserving contender. The Playmate is always the ultimate beauty and girl-next-door. But to me there's always one or two that quickly jump out at me and become my favorites!

So, I've narrowed my list down to two,

the beautiful Miss April Amy Leigh Andrews

and the super-super-cute Miss October Claire Sinclair!

It's very difficult to pick just one yet, but we'll see who becomes Playboy's Playmate of the Year next summer. But don't forget to vote for your favorite at pmoy.playboy.com!

Vanessa Robbins, Cyber Girl of the Week, December 13, 2010

The exquisite beauty of Vanessa continues the great month of December with her spirited pictorial out by the water. Her smile is absolutely amazing! I give you the beauty of our newest Cyber Girl, Ms. Vanessa Robbins!

Photography by James Trevenen

Vanessa Robbins
Hometown Portland, Oregon
Date of Birth April 11, 1990
Height 5'4"
Weight 105 lbs.
Measurements 32C-24-32
Vanessa says she "did a very silly happy dance" when she learned of her Cyber Girl status. "I've always been the class clown even if it has made me look funny," says Vanessa. "I like putting a smile of my friends' faces and acting like a total goofball." She's studying business and hopes to work for a public relations company that will allow her to trek around the world. "My favorite thing to do is travel. I can't imagine staying put in any one place for too long. I'm a free spirit!"

PMOY Voting

Well, it's that time of the year again! Mr. Hefner needs our help deciding who will be the next Playboy Playmate of the Year. Head over to the Playmate of the Year page and get to know all this year's Playmates and, of course, don't forget to vote for your favorite!

Here's a little preview of each Playmate:

Miss January Jaime Faith Edmondson

Miss February Heather Rae Young

Miss March Kyra Milan

Miss April Amy Leigh Andrews

Miss May Kassie Lyn Logsdon

Miss June Katie Vernola

Miss July Shanna Marie McLaughlin

Miss August Francesca Frigo

Miss September Olivia Paige

Miss October Claire Sinclair

Miss November Shera Bechard

Miss December Ashley Hobbs

Amanda Evans, Cyber Girl of the Week, December 6, 2010

Amanda opens the Cyber Girl month of December. This hot blonde pumps up the party and shows us her sexy moves. Here is the beauty of Ms. Amanda Evans.

Photography by Mizuno

Amanda Evans
Hometown Miami Beach, Florida
Date of Birth December 24, 1981
Height 5'6"
Weight 108 lbs.
Measurements 32B-25-34
The next time you find yourself pumping your fist to some innovative beats at a club, don't be surprised if they come courtesy of Amanda, who learned the art of mixing at Scratch Academy in New York City. "I want to win an award as a DJ and as a producer," she says, "but mainly I want to create an empire and a way of life that encourages happiness." And how does Amanda stay focused and content when she's not blasting the bass? "I'm a firm believer in balance, and making time for fitness, health and relaxation. I look forward to working out daily because it helps me feel and be my best."

Why I Pose...Christina Smith

This is a very special 'Why I Pose...' post that features the one and only, Miss March 1978, Christina Smith! Christina is one of the few Playmates that have gotten back to me and really appreciate the time she took to respond back. It is great to hear from the women who posed for Playboy in the golden years of the 60s and 70s. It was a different time but Playboy is still an icon!

I've gotten to know Christina the past few years and she is indeed a classic beauty and an incredibly cool lady!

Christina Smith

Photography by Arny Freytag
Hi Albs!

As a Playmate in 1978 I decided to apply to be a Playmate and I was fortunate Playboy and Hugh Hefner thought of me as Playmate material.

Just a note, a Playmate is not just a "perfect body" "bimbo". To be a Playmate you are interviewed along with being photographed. A Playmate is considered a powerful representative of Playboy and we represent the company in the way we look, the way we speak, and the way we conduct ourselves. We are sent out on "autograph" promotions and we are interviewed on the radio, the TV, and in the newspapers.

There is a hugh responsibility that goes along with being a Playmate. We don't own our photos after they are taken and they can be reproduced and used for Playboy's purposes as long a Playboy, Inc. exists but I am always thrilled when Playboy (Hugh Hefner) republishes my photos.

I have never had second thoughts about being a Playmate and I never will. Over 30 years gone and I still have "fans" and autograph sales, a friendship with Playboy and Hugh Hefner. The status of Playmate is a great ego boost, yes, but also, Hugh M. Hefner is one of the kindest, most gentle men I have ever met. He welcomes me; remembers me; and gives me an audience when ever I ask.

Respectfully Submitted,
Christina Smith
Miss March 1978

P.S. I really can't give voice to current day Playmates. I don't know any.

Jamie Madison, Cyber Girl of the Week, November 29, 2010

Jamie Madison closes out this great month of November with a beautiful pictorial with the legendary Arny Freytag. Jamie is gorgeous and her eyes are so mesmerizing. I had a different picture lined up for her but had to feature the one that showcased her amazing eyes!

Photography by Arny Freytag

Jamie Madison
Hometown Los Angeles, California
Date of Birth February 15, 1988
Height 5'5"
Weight 110 lbs.
Measurements 32C-24-36
"I hike every day I can—it's the best workout," Jamie says. When she's not blazing trails with her adventurous exercise routine, Jamie adopts a less strenuous approach to her free time. "My favorite thing to do is see movies. I also really enjoy being at home so I spend a lot of my spare time relaxing there." And she's definitely taking full advantage of the single life. "It's great never being questioned about where I am or who I'm with!"

Chelsie Loraine, Cyber Girl of the Week, November 22, 2010

The sexy, hard-hitting Chelsie Loraine is our Cyber Girl of the Week for the fourth week in November! She shows off her lil cute tight bod for us!

Photography by Mizuno

Chelsie Loraine
Hometown Seattle, Washington
Date of Birth December 5, 1988
Height 5'5"
Weight 116 lbs.
Measurements 34C-25-34
Forget about the Seahawks. The real leaders in the west are Chelsie and her Lingerie Football League team, Seattle Mist. "I play football in my panties," she says. "It's a full-tackle ladies league and all of us who participate nationwide take it seriously. Most of us were involved in college athletics. I ran cross country and track in Oregon." Chelsie still runs daily to the benefit of her team and the Cyber Club. "I bring my running shoes wherever I go. It's great exercise that makes your whole body tight!" She's also a dedicated vegetarian with a sweet tooth. "I eat healthy, but I usually have chocolate every day. I can't live without candy!"

Make Amy Madison Miss Social

Please help my girl, Amy Madison, take one step closer to becoming Playboy's Miss Social. Starting at 3:00 PM Eastern/12 NOON Pacific until the same time tomorrow, you can vote on Facebook! I've known Amy for a little while now and know that she's been working her cute little booty off for this!

Make sure you vote and vote often!

Why I Pose...Jessica King

The beautiful Jessica King shares with us why she chose to pose for Playboy. Jessica is a Playboy Special Editions model, who was featured in Voluptuous Vixens issue. She was also the Cyber Girl for the week of July 26, 2010.

You can see more of Jessica at her website www.missjessicaking.com or follow her on twitter @MissJessicaKing

Photography by Waldy Martens
Hey! That is the question of all questions! Playboy rocks that's why! haha...actually I loved it so much! When you kind of get into it, it becomes your family, and the people are all close. It's not just T and A, It's such a prestigious company...It's very classy, and if i can be apart of something that great, i want to be!

That answer your question?

Cheers hun!

Logann Brooke, Cyber Girl of the Week, November 15, 2010

Here is the quick return of the absolutely beautiful Logann! She was gracious enough to let me share her thoughts on the 'Why I Pose..." feature. Now she's back, looking as gorgeous as ever, as our Cyber Girl for the week of November 15. Get mesmerized by Logann's eyes and enjoy!

Photography by Arny Freytag

Logann Brooke
Hometown Oakley, California
Date of Birth March 19, 1990
Height 5'5"
Weight 108 lbs.
Measurements 34C-24-34
When Logann isn't modeling or reading the latest best seller, she enjoys discovering new restaurants. In fact, she wouldn't mind becoming a professional food critic. "I love food and I know good food," she says. While many of her dates begin with dinner at a new eatery, Logann keeps the sensual mood going after dessert. "Sharing a meal with a guy who knows what he wants in life, dancing to romantic music and talking late into the night, that's an ideal evening."

The Golden Ticket

So a few days ago I bought Playboy's December issue with the fabulous Kendra Wilkinson on the cover. This issue is a bit different because Playboy and Hugh Hefner is playing Willy Wonka and has put 10 golden tickets to party inside the Playboy Mansion in this month's issue. I think this is such a great idea! I would love to make a trip to my Mecca that is the Playboy Mansion! But, alas, I opened the issue and no golden ticket for me...yet!

Check out the details to Playboy's Golden Ticket at playboy.com! Try you're luck!

Kristen Pyles, Cyber Girl of the Week, November 8, 2010

Simply by being her sexy self, Kristen easily makes us notice! This East Coast beauty continues November with a bang!

Photography by Ellen Stagg

Kristen Pyles
Hometown New York, New York
Date of Birth March 18, 1981
Height 5'7"
Weight 110 lbs.
Measurements 34B-24-34
"Simple is sexy," says Kristen. Case in point, she attracts attention just by being herself. "I like to flirt, I'm pretty social and fun. It's hard not to notice me!" Kristen describes herself as an unconventional rocker chick with an affinity for hard-working men who play hard, too. She's considering a career in sex therapy and gives this valuable advice: "Men should be adventurous, open and honest and pay attention to details. Sometimes, you gotta get dirty."

Happy Thanksgiving!

I want to send a special Happy Thanksgiving to all the models, readers, supporters and those that gave Playboy and Me just a little peek! Thank you all so much! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and yours!

Much love,

Jennifer Vaughn, Cyber Girl of the Week, November 1, 2010

Jennifer starts the month of November with more sexiness. This bad-ass chick shows us how sexy is truly done. She certainly rocks our world!

Photography by Jose Luis

Jennifer Vaughn
Hometown Houston, Texas
Date of Birth August 17, 1983
Height 5'7"
Weight 110 lbs.
Measurements 34B-24-34
"I often go to the local shooting range to brush up on my aim," Jennifer says. One thing's for sure—she's definitely not gun-shy about being as scantily clad as possible when she goes out on the town. "I love sexy little dresses and wearing no panties." And just when you think she couldn't get any hotter, she tells us more. "Having sex in public is thrilling!" Now that's what we call a parting shot!

Brittany Ireland Wants to Be Miss Social

Please help my girl, Brittany Ireland, become Playboy's Miss Social! Please vote all day, as often as you can on Facebook!

Nadia Marcella, Cyber Girl of the Week, October 25, 2010

Nadia closes out the month of October of Cyber Girls with a sexy set. This sultry beach bunny shows off her beauty for us. Here is Miss Nadia Marcella!

Photography by Gen Nishino

Nadia Marcella
Hometown Panama City Beach, Florida
Date of Birth October 12, 1988
Height 5'6"
Weight 125 lbs.
Measurements 36B-25-36
A beach babe with an optitude for business. Nadia plans on establishing a successful career as an entrepreneur. "You'll see me in Forbes someday," she predicts. For now, when she's not modeling or concentrating on her sales job, she relaxes by soaking up plenty of sun. "I also love to dance, so you can usually catch me out at a club shaking my groove thing." And whether she's taking a dip in the ocean, swimming laps in the pool or hopping in the shower, Nadia simply loves being all wet. "It's so sexy when my skin glistens from the water," she says. Truer words have never been spoken!

I Read It for the Articles, Only!

So, I finally got a chance to look over the redesigned Playboy project that I shared a few weeks ago. I read over what the concept was all about and it was not what I was expecting at all. It was going forward by going back to the original feel of the early days of Playboy of the 50s, 60s and 70s, where it was about sophistication and the gentleman. The bunny is then replaced by the sly fox, who has eaten the iconic bunny, and all that is left is the bow tie hanging from its mouth. But the bunny isn't the only thing that was taken by that fox. The beautiful, girls-next-door that ARE Playboy was said to be unnecessary. The models are what makes the magazine and the brand. Without them, Playboy is just another magazine that might not have survived 50-plus years. The concept of the new version of the magazine, was reading it for the articles and bringing back the gentleman.

I'm all for bringing back the feel and atmosphere of when Playboy was in its golden years of the 60s and 70s but it all 
circled the main focus, the Playboy Playmate centerfold. It wouldn't be the same without the beautiful girls. Sometime in the future, I hope to create my own magazine with substance.

Casey Lauren, Cyber Girl of the Week, October 18, 2010

Casey Lauren is an absolute cutie! This San Francisco Bay Area beauty is certainly my dream girl! She continues the great month of October for the Playboy Cyber Girls. I wouldn't mind making her my wifey! So I give to you, the beauty of Ms. Casey Lauren...

Photography by Arny Freytag

Casey Lauren
Hometown Walnut Creek, California
Date of Birth March 27, 1985
Height 5'2"
Weight 95 lbs.
Measurements 32C-24-32
"I have a very old-fashioned side to me that wants to be the perfect housewife," Casey says. But there's another side to hear that likes to spice things up in a modern way. "So many things can make me feel sexy," Casey explains. "A killer outfit, expensive shoes, getting my makeup done, a really good pedicure...I could go on forever!" Factor in the flexibility that comes from years of competitive gymnastics and cheerleading, and what man wouldn't dream of settling down with her?

Why I Pose...Maya Codina

Maya is an absolute stunner from Florida! She is a close friend of a former 'Why I Pose' featurette, April Katherine, and like April, Maya has taken the Playboy world by storm. She is featured on the Playboy Girls Network websites and had an incredible College Girls pictorial with fellow beauty, Sarah Pipkin.

Maya is a sweetie and wild chick that loves to show off her natural beauty. I know we'll see much more of her in Playboy! Make sure you follow Maya on Twitter @mayannaisexo!

Maya was one of the first models that I asked the question, why she chose to pose for Playboy. Much love and thanks to you, Maya! 

Maya Codina

Hey Albs!

Why did I pose for Playboy? I didn't dream of doing it at all, I just happened to stumble upon the opportunity.

But - I decided to take them up on the offer to pose because not only do I love to be naked, but I think the female body is a piece of art! I don't care if men use this pictures for other ways than what I would want them to, because I can't control that ya know? But I pose for playboy because I think the photos are artistic, and there is nothing wrong with bearing it all. The human body is beautiful! Women go topless in other cultures for their whole entire lives and it's not viewed as pornography or tasteless. It's their way of life. For me, being nude is a way of life. I sleep naked, I hang out in my room naked, I do so many things in the buff! If I could be naked all day every day for the rest of my life I definitely would!

I think some women choose to pose because they have low self-esteem or they want to feel pretty and sexy to men and use it to flaunt that, but if that is their reason, they are entitled to that.

Playboy is a brand that exposes women in tasteful ways that shows off their beautiful features in the best way possible! Why not appreciate what is beautiful? Did people scrutinize Madonna of the Rocks or Venus for being naked in paintings? Why is sculpture or live nude paintings any different than a picture with a beautiful background? Yes, Playboy has become a little more explicit over the years, but it is still beautiful pictures of the most beautiful women in the world!

Kayleigh Elizabeth, Cyber Girl of the Week, October 11, 2010

Kayleigh is owning the month of October right now! This sexy brunette is not only gorgeous but has one of the most incredible figures on the planet! I'm sure we'll get to see more of Kayleigh in Playboy in the future.

Make sure you give her a follow on Twitter @xoxoxkayleigh

Photography by Chernoff-Uhr

Kayleigh Elizabeth
Hometown Sugar Land, Texas
Date of Birth March 5, 1986
Height 5'1"
Weight 100 lbs.
Measurements 32DDD-23-34
"October is going to be an amazing month," Kayleigh says. She graced the cover of Playboy's October promotional issue and is excited about her invite to the Mansion's Halloween party where she'll meet Hugh Hefner. "Being a Cyber Girl is the icing on the cake!" Those sweet on Kayleigh should know she's into blue eyes and confidence on an older guy. And if you're lucky, she'll touch you. "If I'm interested in someone. I'll put my hand on their arm or leg," she says. "I like to be myself around that special someone and know that I'll be able to have fun with him, no matter what we're doing."

Why I Pose...Logann Bovard

The gorgeous Logann comes to us from around my neck of the woods in the lovely San Francisco Bay Area. She had recently went to a Playboy Casting Call in L.A. and the rest, as they say, is history. She is currently in the Playboy's Busty Babes site and we'll all get to see her this upcoming week as Playboy's Cyber Girl of the Week. Logann shares with us why she chose to pose and a bit of her experiences with Playboy.

Here's a double dose of the lovely Logann Bovard and why she poses...

I chose to pose for PB because I love who I am on the inside, and Im very comfortable with my body and nudity. Life is risky even when you think you're doing everything right, some times you still fail, so I would rather fail at doing something I want to do for me than to succeed at what majority of society thinks is acceptable. I have always wanted to pose for PB. I think to grace the pages along with all the other gorgeous models is a honor. I like that you asked why I chose to pose. There are those who make assumptions about why girls pose nude and majority is way off base and they base those ASSUMPTIONS off their own insecuity rather than ask us. I grew up with alot of love and respect from my male figures in my life(Dad,Grandfather,Step-father, and uncles). I was very blessed to have all them.I did not pose nude for male attention or approval, I have that. My family is 200% supportive of my decision and my mom is the one who took me the casting call in LA, because she knew I wanted this. My moms biggest regret was not posing due to what others would think. Today she has taught me about self approval and being ME! Not living for others approval, because no matter what you do you cannot please EVERYONE in life so please youself first. Being successful does not mean not making bad decisons or mistakes but how you respond, besides posing for PB this is something I wanted to do since I seen my first "Girls Next Door" show. The GND showed a different side to this industry, and it was positive. That is why the show was a success. Majority of the girls who pose for PB are talented, intelligent, goal driven, and kind. Being a PB Model is a stepping stone. The staff and Mr.Hefner are wonderful, and like a big family. I love what Mr.Hefner stands for. He is a genuine, kind man with a good heart. I love his love for animals, and how well he treats his girls.
I hope I answered your question. Feel free to ask me more. 
Logann Brooke Bovard XOXOXXO

Rhian Alise, Cyber Girl of the Week, October 4, 2010

Think of all the blonde bombshells and you get it all in Rhian Alise. Rhian starts off the October Cyber Girls with a big bang!

Photography by Jose Luis

Rhian Alise
Hometown Baton Rough, Louisiana
Date of Birth May 23, 1987
Height 5'2"
Weight 112 lbs.
Measurements 34D-24-36
"Sex should be a two-way street," says Rhian. "I try to make my partner happy and go the extra mile to be his personal fantasy." Rhian, a poet and avid poker player, likes guys who are humble, shy and strong and know how to find balance in the bedroom. "Lots of kissing and touching is very important. Don't always feel like you have to take the lead—make the woman want you sometimes."

I Swear, I Read It for the Articles

Being an art student, I get to see most of the great work of the other students around the campus building. Walking around, I found one that redesigned the Playboy identity. It gives a new twist to the iconic brand. The tag line for the new vision is 'Read It for the Articles'. It's a little weird not seeing the bunny, which is synonymous with the word Playboy. Despite the new look, its aim is to go back to its roots: great content and to reach the gentleman bachelor, which is something that I would definitely love to see.

(I will see if I can take more quality pictures of these.)

Rachel Lorraine, Cyber Girl of the Week, September 27, 2010

The month of September closes out with the absolutely gorgeous Rachel Lorraine. Rachel is like a breath of fresh air as she shares her beauty with us.

Photography by Arny Freytag

Rachel Lorraine
Hometown Los Angeles, California
Date of Birth January 15, 1989
Height 5'5"
Weight 110 lbs.
Measurements 34D-24-34
After finishing her Women's Studies degree at UCLA, Rachel plans to go for a Master's in psychology. Her appearance in Playboy's Girls of the Pac-10 feature piqued her interest in modeling, though—so will her looks win over books? "I love posing so I hope to work hard at that and really kick butt," she says. "And I love being naked so I'm sure there will be more of that in my future!"

The Real Power of Women

What makes a famous, multi-millionaire athlete 'allegedly' take inappropriate pictures of himself and send it to a woman? Or the greatest golfer in the world cheat on his gorgeous wife repeatedly? Or a late-twenty-something Super Bowl quarterback risk his career by hanging out in a college bar? Honestly, I have no real answers to these questions, but what all these examples have in common is that these men have absolutely everything that someone would want—fame, money, and power—but put all of those things on the line and chance losing everything. And for what? All for women. Sexy, beautiful women.

So who has the real power? The men who are looked at as heroes and have the media and their fans eating out of the palms of their hands or the women who have our so-called heroes eating out the palms of their sexy, beautiful hands. From these few examples and some of my experiences, women can turn us men stupid. They can get us to do some pretty dumb things. I know at some point of our lives, we've all done something stupid in the name of love.

The Stunning Jenn Sterger

But there's a difference between doing something in the name of love and doing something in the name of lust. Doing things in the name of love can give you all you want in life. But doing things in the name of lust can take that all away. Brett Farve is the latest in the long line of men that have done stupid things for women and he certainly won't be the last.

Titania Lyn, Cyber Girl of the Week, September 20, 2010

The sultry Titania is our Cyber Girl for the third week of September. This sexy vet brings us into the bedroom to show us what she's really got and rocks our socks! Check out more of Titania at her website, TitaniaLyn.com!

Photography by George Georgiou

Titania Lyn
Hometown Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Date of Birth November 30, 1983
Height 5'6"
Weight 135 lbs.
Measurements 36DD-29-39
Karaoke, World War II reenactments, science fiction television—there are just a few of the ways Titania entertains herself. "I have a love for all things nerdy," she says. How does she entertain us? "Women lead with their bodies. When I dress up, it's in high heels, thigh-high stockings with back seams and cherry-red lipstick. I could take over the world dressed in that outfit, I feel so good."

Rotofugi Gallery - Playboy REdux

Last month, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Playboy Clubs, Playboy, along with The Warhol Museum, had contemporary artists give their reinterpretation of the Playboy Bunny. It is now being shown in the Rotofugi Gallery in Chicago.

Rotofugi Gallery - Playboy REdux

I thought I'd share a bit of my interpretation with help of the great Dean Yeagle and his icon Bunny.

Angela Marie, Cyber Girl of the Week, September 13, 2010

Angela Marie graces us with her presence as our Cyber Girl of the Week. And what a special week for her as it's also her birthday on the 14th! A very happy birthday to you indeed, Angela! I'm sure we'll see much more of this cute blonde in Playboy very soon!

Photography by Stephen Wayda

Angela Marie
Hometown Los Angeles, California
Date of Birth September 14, 1989
Height 5'3"
Weight 105 lbs.
Measurements 32A-24-34
A movie legend in the making, Angela splits her time between modeling and directing award-winning short films. " I do parodies and comedies, "she says. "Sometimes I go for seriousness and it ends up being hilarious anyway, so I think I have a knack for comedy." She casts her close friends and family in her work, including her sister October 2010 Playmate Claire Sinclair. Angela even wrote, directed and edited a short film for Hugh Hefner's 84th birthday starring Claire and Playmate Crystal Harris. "It premiered at the Mansion on Casablanca night which was  huge honor for me as a filmmaker," she says. "Hef really appreciates film and enjoyed it very much. He said 'Thank you for going through all the trouble to make that film.' It was no trouble though. It was truly a pleasure."

Jessica Gamboa, Cyber Girl of the Week, September 6, 2010

Jessica Gamboa starts out September beautifully. She has that old-school, girl-next-door look that I absolutely love. She's got lots of leg and looks taller than the 5-foot-4 stat on her page. I'll surely do a bit more research on that and get back to you! Here is the lovely, Jessica Gamboa!

Photography by Mizuno

Jessica Gamboa
Hometown Los Angeles, California
Date of Birth January 5, 1985
Height 5'4"
Weight 101 lbs.
Measurements 34C-24-34
Jessica says she feels sexy when happy, wearing heels and kissing. We feel sexy when we see her perfect body, powered by hiking, yoga and good eating. And with whom does she share that perfect body? "Someone who connects with my heart and my mind," Jessica says. "Someone who remembers to play!"

Why I Pose...Brittany Ireland

Brittany is a sweet, beautiful girl who splits her time between southern California and Chicago. She had attended the Chicago Casting Call a few months ago. And now, she's one of the girls of Playboy Live! She loves to travel the world, working out, going green and meeting new people from all walks of life!

Don't forget to check out Brittany on Playboy Live, Monday through Friday, 10pm-2am EST!

Brittany Ireland

I think that is a great question and I am glad you asked me and wanted to find out. I posed for two reasons to continue to empower women to be comfortable with their bodies and two in hopes to become a playmate one day. I have always grown up with the notion that the women of playboy are international beautiful sex symbols but people tend to forget that they are quite intelligent and business savvy in their own right. Many use their fame from playboy to branch into other areas of entertainment as well as educate young girls about the power and strength of being "ok" with their bodies. Playboy does promote fit and in shape women but i think at the end of the day with the way to reader is changing their definition of what is beautiful i believe playboy has and will continue to adapt. I am happy i posed and have always been comfortable with my body and have no problem showing the beautiful creation god made. Hey back in the day and in certain parts of the world people walk freely naked and posed around and what not among other things!

Brittany Barbour, Cyber Girl of the Week, August 30, 2010

This light-eyed cutie closes out this incredible month of August. Brittany Barbour has that very cute, girl-next-door look. I have a feeling that we'll see much more of Ms. Barbour in the very near future.

Photography by Stephen Wayda

Brittany Barbour
Hometown Sherman Oaks, California
Date of Birth January 2, 1987
Height 5'2"
Weight 98 lbs.
Measurements 32C-23-32
"Cooking in lingerie should be a requirement in the kitchen," says Brittany, who would be a welcome sight in our galley. She hopes to open her own restaurant where she'll undoubtedly be a very sexy master chef. Despite her love of great meals, Brittany has a sure-fire way of keeping her ridiculous figure in shape: "Sex is the only exercise I get!"

Erika Mayshawn, Cyber Girl of the Week, August 23, 2010

Erika Mayshawn comes to us as our Cyber Girl for the week. This beauty has been a veteran on the Playboy Girls Network scene and finally has the spotlight on her in the Playboy Cyber Club.

Photography by George Georgiou

Erika Mayshawn
Hometown Detroit, Michigan
Date of Birth May 3, 1983
Height 5'10"
Weight 125 lbs.
Measurements 32DD-26-38
Don't let her pretty face (and body) fool you—Erika has brains! "Most of my life has been about studying and doing homework," she says. All the hours in the library paid off when she earned college dean's list honors and graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA. Those laurels helped her find a job in the fashion industry, where she works as a merchandiser and stylist. She's even started on plans to open a chain of clothing stores. "I'm not too far off from launching the online portion," she says. It's going to take a lot of hard work." We hope she stocks up on her favorite items: her sexy clothes. "You know, the ones I keep in the top drawer!"

Response to 'Should My Kid Read Playboy Magazine'?

The article from The Orange County Register is written by Marla Jo Fisher, who had recently found that her 13-year-old son and his friends were looking at internet porn. And with that, she was considering to buy him a subscription to Playboy. At first, I thought, why not? I mean, I was interested at that age. I loved classy, beautiful women. But as I thought about it more and read the article. I don't think it's a great idea, but not for the reasons that you might think. Looking at Playboy as a 'replacement' for internet porn isn't the answer. Playboy has a history. Playboy is a brand. Playboy is a culture. 

I became a teenager at about the same time when the internet blew up and just started to change our lives. When the internet entered our home, when I was about 13, I immediately went to the Playboy website, which had just about launched that very same year. I went to the website, not because there were naked girls, well, that was part of the reason, but it was Playboy. Everyone knew that Playboy was the classy magazine, and with all that we can see on the internet these days, it still is classy.

As I have said before in this blog, in my early teenage years, I was curious about Playboy. I heard of my friends taking out the magazine from the library and looking through them. In my late teens, I became a fan. I found the Playboy Mailing List when I was 15, and years later, the Playboy message boards. There I could chat with other Playboy fans as well as Playboy models to discuss everything Playboy. And then, into my twenties, I became a connoisseur. It all led me to create my own blog dedicated to Playboy. As a teen, I didn't only find the beautiful centerfolds, but learned about Playboy's history and how Hugh Hefner started the revolutionary magazine. I also found the Playboy Philosophy. Mr. Hefner and his philosophy, in some way, inspired me to go take the creative path in my life and become a graphic designer. They inspired me to hopefully create my own magazine one day.

In the 1990s, Playboy had tried to take steps to try to keep up with their 'frat-boy' counterparts, like Maxim and FHM, but soon realized that was not what they were all about. Recently, the magazine is trying to keep up with the fast rise of the internet and impending doom of the print industry. Like Marla's son and his friends have found, porn is right at your fingertips. Playboy does have Playboy TV and bought Spice TV, the porn pay-per-view channel. So Playboy has dipped its hand into porn, but to me, Playboy magazine, itself, is not porn. Having met and gotten to know a few Playboy models, it is still about that Girl Next Door today than it was in its golden years of the 1960s and 70s.

Playboy impacted me in a way that I wanted to change the world and shape it in the way that I see fit. I wanted to create a culture and a way of life. So in a way, Playboy magazine, as Reverend Roy Larson said in the Playboy Philosophy, "is a sort of bible which defines his values, shapes his personality..." For me, to replace internet porn with Playboy magazine is a bit sacrilegious. But honestly, Playboy isn't what it once was in its glory days. But it is still around and trying to catch the attention of that horny teenager. That teenager becomes a fan of Playboy, and when he grows up, he'll still be a fan. Maybe even a connoisseur.
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