Do the math with Playmate Carly Lauren, a model from Fresno, central California. She’s tall – 5’9 – with blonde hair, blue eyes and softly freckled skin. “I’m ambitious,” she says. “People take me for a dumb blonde, but I’ve always done well in school.”’ Carly just got her degree from Cal State – true to her form, she studied business, and she modeled on the side – and she sees posing for Playboy as an additive (rather than subtractive) process. “I’ve always been interested in Playboy, but I never considered posing until now,” she says. “Like I said, I’m ambitious, and when I want something, I get it. And I wanted to be a Playmate.” It wasn’t long before Carly got her wish – she posed for photographer Josh Ryan, and in two shakes of a bunny’s tail, she was Miss October 2013. “I’m ready for the challenge,” says Carly, confident. In addition to her Playmate title, go-getter Carly is an agency-represented model – she has many credits to her name, has been on three TV shows and in a short film – and when she’s not working, she’s hanging out with her friends. “We go to the lake, or on day trips to Pismo Beach,” she says. “And I really love to play volleyball. I played in high school and college.” When it comes to dating, Carly can be traditional – or non-traditional, depending on the date. “I love flowers and candy, but I don’t believe in labels,” she says. “I think that you can be attracted to either sex. We’re all human.” Easy for Carly to say – her official label is Miss October 2013, and to hear her tell it, being a Playmate is only the beginning.
You’ll melt for the exotic nude Bryiana Noelle, our Miss September 2013. She’s petite – a diminutive five feet, three inches – with brown hair, brown eyes and an alluring smile. “I’m Filipino, Chinese, Spanish, Cherokee and Blackfoot,” she says, and duly, our heads spin like a globe. “I was raised in northern California, and this last year, I moved to Los Angeles.” Bryiana spent her teens in beauty pageants, but at twenty-one, she wanted more – and she got it when a friend of Josh Ryan, our Playmate photographer, met her at a restaurant. “He wanted me to test for Playmate,” she says. “I was a fan of Josh, so of course, I said yes.”
Now that she’s a Playmate, our eighth wonder is eager to see the world – and rule it, while she’s at it. “Whatever Playboy has in store for me, I’m ready,” she says, “but my goal is to be Playmate of the Year in 2014.” As Miss California or Miss September, one thing is for sure – Bryiana is a rare and multicultural beauty, and we’re all the better for this sumptuous Centerfold.
Get ready for your close-up with nude Playmate Val Keil, our Miss August 2013. A stunning brunette from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Val was worth her salt – or anyway, the rim of her margarita – as a bartender in Philly, but at 22, she wanted more than drinks in her mix.
A rare and charming beauty, Val sent her shots to Playboy, and not a day later, she was invited to test for Playmate. For all the glamour of her new life in California, Val is down-to-earth, and she has more than fame and fortune on her mind. “I want to succeed in my Playmate endeavors,” she says, “but eventually, I’d love to have a family.”
Indeed, Miss Keil is more at home in faded jeans than an evening gown, and that’s part of her charm – she’s beautiful, talented, and most of all, relatable, and we’ve got a feeling that Val will succeed as a Playmate and beyond.
Gentlemen, start your engines for Alyssa Arcè, our Miss July 2013. Part Hispanic – “my father is Honduran,” she says – with doe eyes, pouted lips, and a truly spectacular set of natural breasts. Born and raised in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Alyssa is barely older than twenty, but wise beyond her years. “I’m a tomboy,” she says. “I love cars and four-wheelers.” These days, Alyssa is a successful model – represented by top agencies like Wilhelmina and Ford, she’s done it all, from runway to editorial – and her star rises ever higher with a spread and centerfold for Playboy. “I’m officially a Playmate,” she says with an irrepressible grin. “People used to tell me that I should pose for Playboy, and here I am.” As the saying goes, when you wish upon a star… Alyssa is as bright a star as they come, and we’re confident that anything her heart desires – on top of a Playmate feature, of course – will come to her.
Say hello to Playmate Audrey Aleen Allen, our Miss June 2013. She’s a cool, calm Colorado girl, all natural, with sandy blonde hair and sea-glass eyes. “I’m a tomboy at heart,” she says. “I embrace my femininity, but when it comes down to it, I don’t mind getting a little dirt on my dress.” That attitude has served her well, and will serve her very well as a Playmate, too. “My mother raised me and my sisters in Northglenn, a suburb of Denver,” she said. “She worked really hard, and she gave us the greatest gifts we will ever receive – each other. My sisters are my best friends.”
Audrey is well traveled – she’s worn beads on Bourbon Street, swam with dolphins in Jamaica, went parasailing on Grand Cayman and explored Mayan ruins on horseback in Cozumel – and along the way, she’s made friends all over the world. “It’s never about the destination,” she says. “It’s all about the journey.” With her friends in Denver, she likes to spend her days at the lake, laughing and talking, and cap it all off with a beer and a home-cooked meal. “I love to cook,” says Audrey, “and feeding other people makes my heart sing.”
Audrey has some previous modeling experience – she was featured in calendars for Stoli and Lotus Concepts – but this is her first time posing nude. “I’m thrilled to be a Playmate,” she says, smiling. “I never thought I could do it until I saw Sara Jean Underwood’s centerfold. She looked so natural, and I figured that if she can do it, so can I.” She sure can – as a Playmate, Audrey is a natural, and from the mountains of Colorado to the shores of California, she’s as genuine as they come.
Go south of the border with Kristen Nicole, our Miss May 2013. Tall – 5’9” – with blonde hair, blue eyes and an elegant figure, it should come as no surprise that Kristen is a swimsuit model, and a very good one at that. Born in Escondido, California and raised close by in Temecula, she’s accustomed to Mexican customs – the border is mere hours from her home, and in one short flight she’s ordering cerveza con lima by the pool in Cabo San Lucas or Puerto Vallarta. “I love to travel,” she says. “I’ve been all over the world, but there’s a special place in my heart for Mexico. We shot my Centerfold in Punta Mita, and it’ll be out just in time for Cinco de Mayo.”
Kristen is a talented model, and now that she’s a Playmate, there’s no telling how far she’ll go – but her dream is to be an interior designer, furnishing for homes and high-end hotels in Los Angeles. Kristen is a girly-girl, and when she’s not modeling, she still loves to play dress-up. “I love clothes and shoes, hair and makeup, and having my nails done,” she says. “But I’m not too high-maintenance.” That said, she’s no airhead – she can credit her success to her sense of self-awareness, not to mention her sense of humor. “I don’t need a ten-thousand-dollar dress to go to an event,” she says, laughing. “Maybe thousand-dollar dress.” If a picture’s worth a thousand words, then Kristen’s Centerfold must be worth at least a thousand dollars – and for what it’s worth, we’ve got this sunny, funny Playmate on our payroll.
Lovely Nude Playboy model Jaslyn Ome is this months Playboy Playmate of the Month April 2013, and what a treat we have here. Jaslyn was born and raised in California though she is of Caucasian, black and east Indian descent.
She started modeling as early as fourteen years of age and has many promotional credits in her portfolio, she wishes to further her modeling career and become an actress. She also has business ambitions and plans to start her own line of beauty products.
She’s a kind hearted girl that enjoys spending time with her friends and now that she’s a nude Playboy Playmate she enjoys hanging around the Mansion. She can’t believe herself at becoming a Playmate but is enjoying every minute of it, just as we are enjoying her nude Playboy pics and videos.
Height: 5′ 5″
Weight: who cares?
Birthplace: Hayward, CA
Birthday: July 21, 1991
Get off to a good start with our nude Miss March 2013, Ashley Doris. She’s all natural, with long, dark hair and deep brown eyes. “I’m from West Hartford, Connecticut,” she says. “I work as a florist, and I model on the side. I would describe my personality as creative – I studied ballet for fifteen years.” We met Ashley in Las Vegas – she was on vacation, and we had a casting call in her hotel. “My friend and I were waiting for an elevator, and we were noticed by a casting agent,” says Ashley. “I went in for a test shoot, and three weeks later, I was booked.”
We had her pegged as an Amateur, but Hef took one look at her photos and knew he’d found his March Playmate. “I had a great time at my Centerfold shoot,” she says. “The house we shot in was perfect, and had one of the best views I’d ever seen. I loved my hair and makeup, and I loved the clothes – while I was wearing them, I mean.”
When she’s not working, Ashley spends time with her friends – talking and laughing with the girls, going to dinner or a movie – or she works in her garden, where she raises her own flowers. She’s a great cook, too, and can whip up a three-course meal without batting an eye. “I don’t like rules or boundaries, so I’m happy being single,” she says, “but when I go on a date with a guy, I want to be treated with respect. That’s what separates the men from the boys.”
Reel it in with nude Shawn Dillon, our Miss February 2013. She’s tall and slim, with long, sinuous hair and sea-glass eyes – and as a resident of Sarasota, also known as “Paradise”, a year-round Florida tan. She spends most of her time on the beach, but she’s no bum – Shawn is a model and winner of swimsuit competitions, with many credits to her name.
In her free time, she’s a surfer, wakeboarder, certified scuba diver and offshore fisherwoman. “I’m a mermaid,” she says. “I’m happiest in the water.” Shawn doesn’t have to fish for compliments, but when it comes to her career, she casts her net wide. “I love modeling,” she says, “but I’d like to get into acting and hosting, or develop a line of skincare products.” Either way, she’s a real catch, and this is one Centerfold you’ll want to mount on the wall.
From ski bunny to Playboy bunny, it’s Karina Marie, our nude Miss January 2013. Born in Basildon, Essex, just east of London, Karina is slim, lissome, with blonde hair and blue eyes, rather like Sienna Miller, another model Londoner. She landed her first magazine cover at seventeen, and has since been featured in GQ, Elle and Arena. “I’ve been modeling for ten years,” she says, and you can hear the East End in her voice. “I must be doing something right.” At five feet, eight inches, Karina is made to model – and after a guest spot on Channel 4’s The Salon, she had made up her mind. “I want to keep modeling,” she says, “but I’d love to be a reality TV host.”
Nude modeling aside, Karina is a clothes horse – she spends her time in Camden Market, and her money on vintage clothes – and her taste in music takes her to festivals, like All Tomorrow’s Parties and the Isle of Wight. “Being in a field in my wellies, watching the sun go down, drinking a beer and listening to live music?” she says, with obvious pleasure. “Heaven.” For now, she’s enjoying her time as a Playmate, and she can’t wait to see what happens next. “I don’t like the word ‘no’,” she says, and with a face like hers, we can’t imagine she ever hears it. Karina wants what she wants, and we’re more than glad to oblige her.
Come out on top with Amanda Streich, our Miss December 2012. She’s tall – 5’9” – with dark blonde hair, ice-blue eyes and the kind of fine features best suited to the pages of a high-fashion magazine. Born in Plock, an historic city in central Poland, Amanda was a competitive swimmer when she entered the Miss Teen Poland competition. She was only seventeen, but her natural beauty put her at a definite advantage. Amanda placed second, but in the end, she came in first – she was recruited by an American talent agency and flown to New York City to work as a model. “I want to live without regrets,” she says. “I just want to be happy and successful in my work.”
And successful she is. In less than two years, Amanda has modeled for big names like Calvin Klein and Victoria’s Secret, and now she’s Playboy’s Miss December 2012 – and the first Polish girl ever to grace our Centerfold. For now, Amanda is taking it all in – and living it up in New York City – but she misses her family in Poland. “New York is so beautiful this time of year,” she says, “but I’d love to be able to go home for Christmas. And maybe meet a boy.” At nineteen, Miss Streich is currently our youngest Playmate, but she knows who she is and what she wants – we’d say she’s more than ready for her close-up.
She has an extremely elegant look to her; almost like a runway model… or perhaps a 007 babe! I love that I didn’t see any tats and her breasts look perky and natural. Killer ass too! I hope she sets the bar for 2013 Playmates. The 2012 Playmates were a mixed bag, with Amanda being one of the sexiest.
Think outside the box with Britany Nola, our Nude Playboy Playmate Miss November 2012. She’s a beauteous blonde with soft shaded eyes and pouted lips, a well-formed bust and rounded hips – not unlike another of our Playmates, a certain Miss Monroe. A Canadian from Toronto, Ontario, Britany is mixed race – born to a black father and white mother – and in equation, she’s more than the sum of any of her parts. “I feel lucky to have been raised with two distinct perspectives,” she says. “It wasn’t without its difficulties – other peoples’ judgement, for one thing. People treated me differently because I was mixed. But both of my parents are therapists, and I was raised to have good head on my shoulders.”
Britany is an international model – she’s been everywhere and done everything, from high fashion in New York to high art in Europe. She loves working with a creative team, but she finds that her own creativity is stunted without an outlet. She writes short stories and poems – “I’m no good,” she says, unconvincing – and she’s trying her hand as a film actress. She plays the lead in the up-and-coming American Ecstasy, an independent film directed by photographer Jonathan Leder – but for a dreamer, Britany has no illusion of herself. “I’m not interested in fame or fortune,” she insists. “I won’t take any role that’s offered to me. I want to be respected for my work.”If not for her work, you can respect Britany for her tastes, which are not so refined as they are fine-tuned.
She’s an advocate for LGBT rights, she prefers red wine to white, and she collects vintage clothing and jewelry. She’s a cinephile – her favorite film is Wim Wenders’ Wings of Desire – and her favorite novel is Nabokov’s famed play on dirty words, Lolita. “I don’t watch a lot of television, but I never miss an episode of Mad Men,” she admits, and her retro-themed pictorial could very well be set in Don and Megan’s mid-century digs. As for her taste in music, it’s eclectic – from current favorites like Chairlift, The Black Keys and The XX to old favorites like David Bowie and Talking Heads. “I listen to a lot of music, but my favorite song of all time has to be “Where Is My Mind,” she says. “You know, by The Pixies.”
So how did Britany get from the pages of a blog to the pages of Playboy? “Hef happened to see the trailer for American Ecstasy, and I guess he liked what he saw,” she says. “I’m thrilled to be a Playmate. There’s nothing vulgar about nudity – not the way Playboy does it. It’s just as much for women as it is for men – it’s a venue for self-expression, a place you can be proud of your body.” For now, Britany is taking her sudden fame – and sudden inundation of work – as it comes. She divides her time between Manhattan, where she shares a charming pre-war apartment with a couple of roommates and a dog, and Los Angeles, where she’s already a member of the Playboy in-crowd. Both are centers of art and literature, but more importantly, centers of the modeling industry – her star is on the rise, and it’s a no-brainer for a brain like Britany.