We caught up with model, playmate and fire babe Monica Sims. In case you didn’t know, a Playmate is a model that has been featured in the centrefold of the Playboy magazine. Each Playmate models for photographs and a double page poster, alongside a ‘Data sheet’ which lists her birthday, height and turn ons and turn offs.
Once you have been given the prestigious title of Playmate, this is something you hold for the rest of your life. We wanted to find out more about what the job entails and what life is like as a Playmate.
Every week we will be catching up with a new model to speak about their experiences, career highlights and more.
Monica Sims Q+A
First up we are chatting to Monica Sims. The 27-year-old model grew up in Orange County California and featured in the September 2015 issue.
What was your journey to becoming a model?
I started modelling at 15 because my mom suggested it.
How did the opportunity with Playboy come about?
I was shooting with Josh Ryan at the time and he suggested I test for the magazine.
What does your role as a Playmate entail?
My role as a playmate is to take photos with fans, do signings and do events in my bunny suit.
What was the highlight of the job?
Highlights of being a playmate is meeting my fans! And all the girlfriends I’ve made in the Playboy family.
What is 1 surprising thing about being a Playmate that people might not know?
Surprise thing you may not know about being a Playmate is that the bunny suit is painful to wear!
What do you want to use your influential platform for?
I want to use my influential platform for posting things I love. I’ve always posted what I wanted everything I genuinely love, whether people like it or not!
What’s your empowering ‘boss babe’ mantra?
Look in the mirror and say one positive affirmation to yourself daily.
What figures do you look up to in life and why?
I look up to my mom, grandma and sister! Moms rule the world!
What advice would you give to your teenage self?
The advice I’d give to my teenage self would be not care about other people’s opinions!
What does being a Playmate mean to you?
Being a playmate means to me that I’m a part of an iconic family. Traveling the world and meeting all the fans is so surreal. It just shows you that if you can dream it you can achieve it! I used to watch the girls next door and say to my sister I want to be one of them. So lucky to be apart of such an iconic brand.
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