"I’m from Alabama originally, but I grew up in West Vancouver...I moved to Los Angeles and — boom — there it was. Hef and I started dating, got married, had kids, and the rest is history," Hefner told Playboy. She was called "the new woman in Hef's life," and her son asked her to return to the cover of the magazine in 2017. "It was kind of a hard question to ask my mom but I did it. And I think she was flattered and proud."
If it was possible, this Playboy looks even more gorgeous than she did before. "There was a common misconception that I put the kibosh on the partying at the Mansion. It had nothing to do with me ...We never refused anyone, ever. But it’s nice to know that there’s going to be people in your house when you’re coming downstairs in the morning," she said of her time at the mansion.
"My roommate was Jill De Vries. She was already a Playmate and she kept on saying, ‘You’ve got to do Playboy with those boobs!’ I kept saying, ‘No, no.’ So one afternoon we got drunk and walked down to Playboy in Chicago. I had never done anything naked. I was still a virgin. That was Saturday night. By Sunday morning there was a limousine there to take me to L.A. On Monday we shot," said Kemp. Sometimes, you stay up all night with your roommate watching rom coms and drinking wine. Sometimes, you become a Playboy bunny.
"It was an absolute whirlwind. I had a Playmate running team. I had ten girls on the team and we’d run marathons, all around the country, raising money for charities," said Kemp. It looks like all that running around did her a lot of good. Also, magazines were only three dollars, which was probably pretty nice.
"I lived at the Mansion for about a year. Hef said, 'Believe me, you pay your rent because you make all the girls feel comfortable when they come to the house.' I’ve always been a little bit of a mama. I was always taking care of the girls and I’m still doing the same thing," the 1979 Playboy said. We forgot that they didn't have to pay rent.
"I was always taking care of the girls and I’m still doing the same thing. I run a recovery house for women addicted to alcohol and drugs. What I’m doing now is such an honor and privilege. I get to witness miracles," said St. Pierre of the work that she's doing now. Is this the same person that was on the cover all those years ago? She looks kinda sorta different, but she still looks great.
"I had my party at Studio 54 when my centerfold came out," St. George toldPlayboy. "It was really cool. The song 'Centerfold' by the J. Geils Band had come out that month, so when I walked out, all these photos of my face came down from the ceiling to that song." It takes a special person to have photos of their face float down from a ceiling. We're getting ideas for our next birthday party.
When she was asked to return to the cover, St. George was a little nervous. "I was extremely flattered but a little worried. I had suffered an injury and hadn't been working out as much as usual but I thought, well, I still look pretty good." She does certainly still look pretty good. Girl, you've got not reason to be worried.
"When I did Playboy, there was a little bit of controversy because I was the first African-American Playmate of the Year and some women were saying I was being objectified ... When the issue came out, the response was 90% positive and maybe 10% didn’t like it," said Tenison of her appearance on the cover. Those 10% are just jealous.
Tenison also talked about her return to the magazine. "We are a very exclusive sisterhood, a sorority. And most of us, I'd have to say, look pretty great. We work at it. We are just a little older now." If they're just a little older now, it barely shows. Besides, we like to say wiser, not older.
"I appeared on eight Playboy covers (two U.S., six international) and the first time was a blur. I was a Bunny at the Chicago Playboy Club and did a lot of promo shoots. I even had a life-size poster in all the clubs around the world to promote key club sales. The Playboy photogs and assistants were all friends of mine and would have me come up to the photo studio from time," Collins relives her work experience. We can answer the question, though - there's not really a diesel in the future.
"I was thrilled and then terrified and then determined — determined to make this shoot something I would be proud of and also, in a way, let the world know that women of a certain age still have a lot of fight and spirit left in them long after their '20s disappear," said Collins of returning to the cover. She should be proud of her shoot. She's also rocking the shorter hair.
Matthews shares the story of how she was discovered. "I was at a regular modeling agency in L.A. and a girl who I’d become friends with there had done her centerfold. I don’t think I’d ever even seen the magazine. We were together on a job in Utah and went and bought her issue. We probably went to a 7-Eleven. She brought me in to do a test, and the next week, I shot. It was like, ‘You’re in. Done. We’re shooting now!’" Well, that was easy. Makes sense, if you look like Matthews does.
Yeah, there's definitely some secret that these playmates aren't telling us. Sure, it's good DNA, but what else is in the air at the Playboy mansion? Plastic surgery? Really good diet? Please, really, someone tell us. We want to look that good at their age, even if we're not going to be on any magazine covers.