Tag: centerfolds

Playboy's new Playmate of the Year policy is so refreshing (and so inclusive) (VIDEO)

Playboy's new Playmate of the Year policy is so refreshing (and so inclusive) (VIDEO)
When Playboy recently decided to change its Playmate of the Year policy, I was dead set against it. I’m basically a traditionalist and I loved all the pomp and circumstance surrounding the selection of the Playmate chosen for this high honor, the one woman selected to represent all others for that particular year. But, after... Read more »

'Once a Playmate, Always a Playmate,' 40 years after my centerfold, I posed for another Playboy feature

The Equality Issue, a first for Playboy!
It was always Hugh Hefner’s (Hef’s) mantra, ‘Once a Playmate, always a Playmate,’ and I felt the full force of this after I was asked to fly to L.A. for another shoot for Playboy magazine a full 40 years after appearing as its December 1979 centerfold. The request, obviously, caught me completely off guard since... Read more »

Playboy holiday party introduces The Equality Issue with Playmates and friends

With sister Playmates Victoria Valentino, Louann Fernald, Jean Tomasino Keough and Michelle Drake.
The Playboy Holiday Party was held at the Culver Hotel on December 11 and it was a little like old home week for me. I loved seeing some of the past Playmates there and it was great to get a first-look at the Winter 2020 issue, titled “The Equality Issue: Once a Playmate, Always a... Read more »
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The Hugh Hefner Auction: A Playmate reviews a lifetime of Playboy memories

Hef holding the first issue of Playboy.
How do you sum up a man’s legacy in one auction? The answer is you don’t, especially if it’s Hugh Marston Hefner, a man who changed the world with his views on sexuality, freedom of speech and human rights. He was an artist, a writer, an activist, a rebel and a rule breaker. And yes,... Read more »

Playmates, friends and family pay loving tribute to Hugh Hefner in LA and Chicago

Touching invite image for Hef's Celebration of Life tributes in LA and Chicago.
“In my wildest dreams, I could not have imagined a sweeter life.” This is Hugh Marston Hefner‘s quote that appeared on the covers of the two invitations to his Celebration of Life tributes, one held at the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills in California on Sunday, November 12, and the second in Chicago at the... Read more »

Cooper Hefner shares his vision for Playboy at Chicago International Television Awards

Cooper Hefner shares his vision for Playboy at Chicago International Television Awards
The lanky, over 6-footer is the spitting image of his dad Hugh Hefner. I was taken aback when I first saw him as the resemblance is so startling. And at age 25, the same age his dad was when he founded Playboy, he has Hefner’s sensibilities and, as of 6 months ago, the title of... Read more »
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Playboy Magazine's smart move: Nudes are back thanks to Cooper Hefner

Playboy Magazine's smart move: Nudes are back thanks to Cooper Hefner
I never thought it was a good idea to transition to a non-nude Playboy Magazine and now my instincts have been confirmed. Thank goodness for Cooper Hefner. He was never in favor of this move and now, four months after being brought on as chief creative director, the no-nudes policy has been scrapped. In this... Read more »

Playboy's new covergirl Sarah McDaniel almost loses it on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Playboy's new covergirl Sarah McDaniel almost loses it on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
I stayed up later than I wanted to just to get a look at Playboy’s new covergirl Sarah McDaniel on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. She is, as you know, the first to pose in Playboy’s new, “improved” edition sans nudity. Supposedly, she was chosen due to her Instagram following (299K) and her photographer... Read more »

Candid Candace Discusses Playboy's Move with CBS 2's Pam Jones

Candid Candace Discusses Playboy's Move with CBS 2's Pam Jones
I am saddened to learn that Playboy will be moving their offices to LA.  Sad but not surprised.  This move has been in the works, albeit on the QT, for quite a while.  Actually, I was surprised that they didn’t move when Hef did many years ago, so I guess they’ve been on borrowed time... Read more »
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World's Largest Online Dating Site Signs Notorious Playmate, Dasha Astafieva, Spokeswoman

She is breathtakingly gorgeous, she is Playboy Magazine’s 55th Anniversary Playmate, she was rumored to have been the reason for the break-up of “The Girl’s Next Door” when she caught Hef’s eye and now Dasha Astafieva  is the spokeswoman for AnastasiaDate.com, the world’s largest online dating community! The stunning brunette, who is also the second... Read more »