November 2006 Playmate of the Month
Sarah Elizabeth (born August 9, 1983) is an American model. She was Playboy’s Cyber Girl of the Week in the 4th week of December 2005, and Cyber Girl of the Month in April 2006. She was selected as the Playmate of the Month for the November 2006 issue of Playboy. Her pictorial was photographed by Stephen Wayda.
May 2007 Playmate of the Month
Shannon James (born February 5, 1987 in Holland, Pennsylvania) is the Playboy Playmate of the Month for May 2007. Like Jillian Grace, who was Miss March 2005, James was brought to the attention of Howard Stern. One of Shannon’s best friends, Lindsay Campbell, submitted several photographs of Shannon to the show, and Shannon was chosen to come in for an evaluation. She was then given the opportunity for a test shoot.
May 2000 Playmate of the Month
Brooke Berry (born March 7, 1980 in Vancouver, British Columbia) is a Canadian model and actress. She was chosen as Playboy’s Playmate of the Month in May, 2000, and has appeared in several Playboy videos.
June 2004 Playmate of the Month
Hiromi Oshima (born on 6 January 1980 in Tokyo) is a Japanese model and in June 2004 became the first Japanese Playboy Playmate. Oshima tried out for Playboy scouts when they were searching for models for The 50th Anniversary Playmate Hunt. She appeared in the accompanying pictorial in the December 2003 issue.
In addition to appearing in the June 2004 Playboy centerfold, she has also starred in a number of Playboy videos as well as Playboy Special Editions. She appeared in the 2005 Playmates at Play at the Playboy Mansion swimsuit calendar as calendar girl of January. The calendar was the inaugural Playmates at Play calendar and it was shot on the grounds of Playboy Mansion in 2004. It was Playboy’s first attempt at creating a non-nude swimsuit calendar featuring Playmates similar in style with those from the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. While all Playmates appeared in bikinis in the calendar, only she and Karen McDougal were sporting painted-on bikinis.
She has also appeared in several episodes of The Girls Next Door reality show on the E! network and was casted as herself in the 2008 motion picture The House Bunny.
January 2009 Playmate of the Month
Dasha Astafieva (born 4 August 1985) is a Ukrainian model. She is also a member of the Ukrainian pop group, Nikita. She was selected to be Playboy’s Playmate of the Month for January 2009. She is the 55th Anniversary Playmate.
July 2005 Playmate of the Month
Qiana Chase (born February 12, 1981) was Playboy’s Playmate of the Month for July 2005. Chase tried out for Playboy scouts when they were searching for models for The 50th Anniversary Playmate Hunt, appearing in the accompanying pictorial in December of 2003. She has appeared in E!’s The Girls Next Door.
August 2000 Playmate of the Month
Summer Danielle Altice (born December 23, 1979) is an American fashion model and actress. She was named after Miss USA 1975, Summer Bartholomew. Altice was chosen as Playboy’s Playmate of the Month in August 2000.
She won Young and Modern (YM) magazine’s cover girl contest in 1995 plus she was on the cover of YM’s November issue that year and subsequently signed with Elite modeling agency before appearing on the cover of GQ as well as men’s magazines Maxim and Max. She was ranked number 100 in Stuff magazine’s “102 Sexiest Women In The World” in 2002.
One of her earliest film appearances was in the video Wet & Wild: Slippery When Wet, the ninth in the series of popular videos produced by Playboy featuring playmates and water. She starred in two further Playboy videos before being cast in the films The Scorpion King, Grind, and the Showtime program ChromiumBlue.com.
Altice has a small tattoo of a dolphin on her lower back, a butterfly tattoo on her neck, as well as a small tattoo on her right wrist.
September 2000 Playmate of the Month
Kerissa Fare (born December 31, 1976) is an American model and actress. She was chosen as Playboy’s Playmate of the Month in September, 2000 and has appeared in numerous Playboy videos. She graduated from La Sierra High School in Riverside, California in 1995.
Fare, whose real name is Keri Furman Mendoza, found herself in the news in 2004 during the trial of Justin Helzer, one of the conspirators in a quintuple murder which claimed the life of the daughter of blues guitarist Elvin Bishop. Fare had dated one of the other conspirators, Helzer’s older brother Glenn, who had convinced her to get the breast implants that eventually landed her a spread in Playboy magazine.
November 2004 Playmate of the Month
Cara Zavaleta (born June 15, 1980 in Bowling Green, Ohio) is an American model and actress. She posed for Playboy, becoming a Playboy Playmate in November 2004.
Zavaleta was a cast member of MTV’s reality show Road Rules during the Road Rules: South Pacific season. During the season, she was voted off by her team and replaced by Tina Barta. Cara was originally cast as part of the alumni team in 2007 Road Rules: Viewer’s Revenge, but dropped-out before filming began. She was replaced by Susie Meister. She has also participated on several of Real World/Road Rules Challenges including Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Gauntlet, Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Gauntlet 2, and Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Inferno III.
July 2008 Playmate of the Month
Laura Croft (born January 30, 1983) is an American model. She was the Playmate of the Month for the July 2008 issue of Playboy magazine. Croft also appeared in the Miss Hawaiian Tropic contest in Orlando, Florida and won. She later participated in a reality show Outback Jack.
Working for Hooters, Croft appeared in several of their calendars. She was also a Miss BetUS calendar girl featured in April 2007. Croft sent some of her pictures to Playboy on a friend’s suggestion. A week later, Playboy contacted Croft and she posed for them. Croft appeared in the October 26, 2008 episode of E!’s The Girls Next Door when she assisted in the remodeling of the house next to the Playmate Mansion purchased by Hugh Hefner for the Playmates to live.