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CARMEN BERG

Miss July 1987
20 May 1997

moderator
Okay, folks. Carmen's here.
Zedman
I am not from North Dakota, but I was at UND when your centerfold appeared. I was wondering whether you have any friends or relatives in Grand Forks who were affected by the recent flood.
Carmen_berg
I have a distant relative and I have a lot of friends there. It's been very devastating to them. Many people are still not back in their homes yet. Are you from around there?
Zedman
No, I am from New York, but I moved to ND in 1985 and stayed until 1989.
Roch
Hi Carmen! Are you still modeling?
Carmen_berg
Yes. I'm doing more acting now than modeling. I'm really enjoying it. I feel that I can express myself more through acting.
Jgreely
Have you had a chance to make use of your Playboy Mansion tour-guide training yet?
Carmen_berg
Yes, I have. I've done a few parties; promoting the HMH cigar.
Roch
What type of acting jobs are you doing?
Carmen_berg
I've been doing a lot of commercials, Playboy videos and I finished a movie that will be on USA called The Vagrant.
Dominique
Hi Carmen! You say in your Data Sheet that your turn-on is being loved. Are you turned on right now?
Carmen_berg
I'm very much in love with my husband of seven years. I call him my biggest fan!
Aaalooker
Hi Carmen, welcome to Chat. Do you spend any spare time on a computer on the net, or is this all new to you?
Carmen_berg
I have a computer. The Internet is still new to me but I'm learning fast and I really enjoy it.
Roch
Are you doing this chat session from the PB offices or from your home?
Carmen_berg
From my home.
Jgreely
So, how's the fan club coming [hint-hint]?
Carmen_berg
It's coming along really well. The address is: P.O. Box 572, Elkhorn, WI, 53121
Roger_rabbit
Carmen, do you get a ton of fan mail still?
Carmen_berg
I'm amazed at how much fan mail I still get. It really means a lot to me.
Jgreely
How does your husband feel about the attention you get from *other* fans?
Carmen_berg
He loves it. He's very proud of me.
Jgreely
How did you like the most recent Glamourcon? Will you be at either the New York or Chicago shows?
Carmen_berg
I had a lot of fun at the last show. I will definitely be at both the New York and Chicago shows.
Roch
Are you still married to the photog who discovered you?
Carmen_berg
I am still married to a photographer. I became a Playmate before I met him though.
Jgreely
Would you pose nude again if Playboy asked?
Carmen_berg
Most definitely!
Roch
You must be your husband's favorite photo subject!
Carmen_berg
It's like being married to a barber...you never get your hair cut.
Roger_rabbit
If you're willing to pose, you must be in great shape! how do you do it?
Carmen_berg
It's not easy! I workout about 2 to 3 hours a day and watch what I eat.
Wrigley
I think that the photos Playboy published of you after your PMOM appearance are much better than those of the actual pictorial. Do you agree, or am I full of beans?
Carmen_berg
I agree. I like the pictures in the "21 Alltime Favorite Playmates."
moderator
Why would that be, Carmen?
Carmen_berg
They seem to reflect the real me more.
Aaalooker
Carmen, do you feel that the Playmate "image" has changed much over the last several years?
Carmen_berg
No, I don't think so. I think it was an honor and still is an honor to be a Playmate.
Aaalooker
In your acting, what is your favorite role to do, and is it goodside or badside?
Carmen_berg
Unfortunately, I haven't been able to show that much in my acting. I like to try to bring out the emotions in the character, whether they be happy or sad.
Roger_rabbit
Did you have a big role in "The Vagrant?
Carmen_berg
I had a co-starring role. I played a newscaster.
Jgreely
Do you ever get mistaken for Samantha from 'Bewitched'?
Carmen_berg
Not yet. I get Christie Brinkley a lot, though.
Roger_rabbit
Do you ever hang out with other Playmates? Is it really the "most elite sorority on earth"?
Carmen_berg
It most definitely is. I hang out with many of the Playmates.
Jamesg
Are there any Playmates that you'd consider good friends?
Carmen_berg
Many are really good freinds. To name names: Monique Noel, Petra Verkiak. Patty Reynolds and I are very close.
Wrigley
Your pictorial pointed out your strong religious faith. Did you get any backlash from your church or other religious officials over your appearance in Playboy?
Carmen_berg
Suprisingly, no I did not.
Lpadilla
Are you still a "strong Catholic"?
Carmen_berg
I have broadened my horizons when it comes to religion. I know that there are other religions out there of equal importance.
moderator
Carmen earlier mentioned that she was friends with Patty Reynolds. A chat participant has a question regarding that.
Roger_rabbit
Patty was a Playmate in 1965. You are a generation apart. That's interesting. Would you comment?
Carmen_berg
We met at Glamourcon and hit it off. I have friends of all ages. She's a really genuine and kind person.
Aaalooker
Is there much competition between the Playmates for modeling assignments?
Carmen_berg
One thing that I found, being a professional model and actor is that there is not as much jealousy in modeling for Playboy as with acting.
Jgreely
Do you keep in touch with any of the other former Mellow Mail models?
Carmen_berg
No, unfortunately I have lost touch with them.
David2
Evening Carmen.. you mentioned earlier about working out regularly. Is there any particular workout or is it a collection of things?
Carmen_berg
It's a collection. I do weight training, I swim, I run and my latest thing is Spinning classes.
moderator
Spinning classes?
Carmen_berg
Fancy word for stationary bikes. I still think that sex is the best workout!
Roger_rabbit
Do you work out in a gym or on your own?
Carmen_berg
At a gym. But I only have sex at home. :)
moderator
The Moderator blushes...
Jgreely
From the footage in 21 Playmates Vol. 2, it looks like you had a lot of fun shooting your Playmate profile. Has the complete video ever been released?
Carmen_berg
It was a blast. I made some great friends. That video is what turned me on to acting.
Roch
You mentioned doing Playboy videos, anything coming out soon?
Carmen_berg
Nothing that I know of.
Jgreely
Are there any modeling jobs you wish you hadn't taken?
Carmen_berg
No. I enjoyed all of them and I have accomplished everything I've wanted to do so far.
Tad
You mentioned that you are friends with Petra Verkaik. Have you talked with her about appearing in her next calendar? Would you be interested?
Carmen_berg
I think it would be exciting and very fun to do a calendar and I think Petra would be just as excited.
Jgreely
The earliest Playboy appearance I have of you (8/85) is as "Playboy model Carmen Monique". Were you initially worried about using your last name?
Carmen_berg
Yes, I was. And then I decided that I was proud of my name and decided to go for it!
Carmen_berg
That wasn't my first appearance though. I appeared in a Potpourri, I was holding a glass cube. It was a waist up profile.
Jamesg
What kinds of modeling jobs have you done lately?
Carmen_berg
Most of the modeling I'm doing is commercial print stuff. I portray young moms and housewives. I can't wait to get back into jeans and a t-shirt after these kinds of jobs!
Carmen_berg
By the way, I'm the only Playmate from North Dakota.
Wrigley
You're from North Dakota, and you once entered a bodybuilding competition in Grand Forks. Have you had any role in the relief efforts there?
Carmen_berg
I've donated money to it but I have been unable to give my time.
Carmen_berg
I did enter a bodybuilding contest. I came in third place.
Roch
Do fans recognize you on the street? If so, do you like it or do you find it annoying?
Carmen_berg
Sometimes they do. I never find it annoying - it always makes my day!
Jgreely
Did any old high-school boyfriends call you up after you posed for Playboy?
Carmen_berg
Yeah, actually. Some still call me saying they could kick themselves.
Dominique
What's the wierdest thing a fan did, that moved you?
Carmen_berg
Hmmm...I've heard so many wonderful and unexpected things from my fans. Everything from flowers, gifts. And one guy recorded a song for me; it was very sweet.
Roch
What's the worst pickup line you've ever been told?
Carmen_berg
Probably, "If I said you had a beautiful body, would you hold it against me?"
Jgreely
In school, were you a bookworm or a princess?
Carmen_berg
A bookworm. I always got good grades.
Skydog
What do you thinnk of your "Online Portfolio". I'm sure you've seen it!
Carmen_berg
I liked them a lot. I feel very comfortable with myself now, so I like recent pictures also.
Roch
In the Playmate Book, it's mentioned that you have dogs. What are their names?
Carmen_berg
I have three dogs. Their names are Dillon, Tess and Sedona. They are golden retrievers. They're my buds.
Wrigley
Are you aware that you have a fairly strong following on the Playboy Mailing List? When you do get the hang of the Internet, you should consider joining up!
Carmen_berg
Sounds great. I'll try to get involved with it.
Jgreely
You've modeled a lot of sexy lingerie. Is this how Carmen dresses at home?
Carmen_berg
I like variety. I go for everything from garterbelts and lace to nothing at all.
Nitescar
What is your favorite type of music and who is your favorite artist?
Carmen_berg
I like a big variety of music depending on my mood. I've gone back to my roots lately and started getting into country.
Wrigley
What do you do for fun? You mentioned that your favorite outfit is jeans and a T-shirt. Are you a tomboy at heart?
Carmen_berg
I guess you could say I'm a tomboy at heart. I love being outside. But I don't mind getting all dressed up and going out for a nice dinner.
Jgreely
Are there any more at home like you?
Carmen_berg
All of my sisters are older than me and married.
Dominique
What's you favorite TV show?
Carmen_berg
Melrose Place and ER. Yeah, yeah...laugh it up.
Roch
What was the reaction of your family and friends when you first appeared in Playboy?
Carmen_berg
At first they were upset, but after they saw how professional the pictures were...and that the experience didn't change me, they accepted and are still very proud of me.
moderator
Well, its time to wrap up. Any last minute questions?
Carmen_berg
It's been fun talking with all of you. I hope to be in contact with you through the Playboy Mailing List and through my fan club.
Roch
Bye Carmen! Thanks for spending some time with us!
Carmen_berg
It was my pleasure!
Diesel
bye
Carmen_berg
Love and kisses to everyone! :)
moderator
Well everybody, thanks for coming tonight. Feel free to hang out in the Event lobby and share your impressions of tonight's chat.
Thanks for coming, and good night.