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LILLIAN MÜLLER

Miss August 1975 / PMOY
27 May 1997

moderator
Welcome everyone. We have Lillian Muller here this evening so let's have your questions.
Claus
Hej Lillian, Velkommen til Playboys Cyber Club fra en dansk fan
moderator
I believe that translates to "Welcome to the Cyber Club."
Lillianmuller
Hi Claus, it's great to be here.
Jae68
What have you been doing since posing in Playboy?
Lillianmuller
Well, I've been in America for the last 18 years. I've done appearances on TV and I've written a health and fitness book, "Feel Great, Be Beautiful Over 40." I had quite a big book tour last year. I've also done some commercials as well.
Wil
Why did you change your name to "Yulis Ruval", and why did you change it back again?
Lillianmuller
I was young and very impressionable and I had a vocal coach in America who told me I should change my name. I thought I was going to get a lot of roles because of this. I decided to change it back because I kind of grew up.
Aaalooker
Hi Lillian :):) How are you tonight? How has being a Playmate changed you lifestyle?
Lillianmuller
Hi Aaalooker. I was a model in Europe when Playboy found me. I had been working in England as a model. So I came to America and I got a chance to work here which I might not have had otherwise.
I think being associated with Playboy and being PMOY, it gives you a hook. It gets you in the door, but then you have to deliver.
Jae68
What programs where you in on TV?
Lillianmuller
I was on Howard Stern, I was interviewed on "Good Morning America," "Extra!," "Inside Edition," "The Business Channel" and more!! I've done a lot of local shows as well. I was actually in a pilot about 12 years ago with Vincent Price, but it never got picked up. I have guest starred on a few other shows as well.
David2
Evening Lillian! How were you told that you were going to be PMOY? Did Hef let you know personally, or did someone call you and let you know?
Lillianmuller
I think that Marilyn Grabowski told me actually.
Wil
My favorite photos of you are the most recent ones in "Celebrity Sleuth." Do you intend to keep on modeling for glamour photos? (Please say yes!)
Lillianmuller
Oh sure! As long as they want me, I will do it. I love doing glamour shots. And I will always pose for Playboy.
Claus
Have you met Victoria Silvstedt - what do you think of her ?
Lillianmuller
No, I have not met her.
Jae68
What do you think of America, and how does it compare to your native country?
Lillianmuller
Well, right now it's springtime and I've been very sentimental lately I'm quite homesick lately. My sister keeps in touch with me and is letting me know how the flowers are blooming. I would like to retire there. I'll probably live on a farm somewhere in Norway and have goats and a garden...
Mrboo
You've worked with Suze Randall. I LOVE her pix.
Wil
Do you see Suze Randall any more nowadays?
Lillianmuller
I actually went to her 50th birthday party six months ago. She's a very wonderful photographer.
Aaalooker
Lillian you appear to have a very natural beauty, were you as beautiful when you were in your teens?
Lillianmuller
No. When I was really young I was chunky, self-conscious and shy. I was a kind of awkward kid. Then when I was sixteen I was so skinny, I used to stuff my bra. I didn't think I would ever be in Playboy!!
Ricky9
Were you very tall at 13?
Lillianmuller
No, I was still going through an awkward period.
Mrboo
What did you stuff your bra with Lillian?
Lillianmuller
Cotton!! I was so afraid that it would fall out when I went dancing.
Ricky9
Other than your home town, what is your favorite town or city in Norway?
Lillianmuller
My favorite places in Norway are Arandal and Sevik. I have lots of family in those areas.
Wil
Would you want your daughter to go into modeling?
Lillianmuller
No. I have been quite successful in this field, but I know how many girls don't make it. I wouldn't encourage her to do this, I would like her to go to school and get an education.But if she really wants to do this, I would accept it. If I could do it all over again, I think I would like to be a regular person.
Ricky9
Are your children taller than you?
Lillianmuller
She's only six, let's wait awhile before I answer this one.:)
Wil
Do you enjoy your appearances at Glamourcon? Do you plan to be at the Chicago or New Jersey shows?
Lillianmuller
I don't think I will be able to make it. I will probably be on vacation.I enjoyed being personable with my fans. My fans have always been really great. I actually have a lot of women fans. I get a big kick out of getting to talk to everyone.
Mrboo
Is it true that Hef choked on his Pepsi when he first saw your pictures?
Lillianmuller
I wasn't there so I don't know.I've never heard that this happened. But I was very excited to meet him!!
Wil
Do you have plans for using the Internet to market your photos, as a number of other Playmates are doing?
Lillianmuller
I am building a website which will be up next month.
Mrboo
Don't tell me, let me guess. Lillianmuller.com? or lillianmuller.bod?
Mrboo
Did you enjoy the "Playmate Book"?
Lillianmuller
Yes, I did. I was quite entertained by it. It was interesting to see how some of my old friends' lives had changed. I thought it was a well done book. They featured my favorite picture in it as well, the piano picture.
Ricky9
Since you have written a book on beauty over 40, have you thought of doing a calendar of other past Playmates that are your age?
Lillianmuller
No. I don't really have the time to do this. I lecture and I speak for corporations on how to be fit for life. I also have my child to take care of.
Aaalooker
Lillian, please tell me how you would compare the men in America, to the European men regarding dating and romance.
Lillianmuller
smiles.
Lillianmuller
Well, I don't think that you can categorize in this way.It's really up to you. I think you attract according to who you are. I've been lucky to attract some very good men.
Wil
Playboy has changed a bit since you were a Playmate. Do you like it better now or then?
Lillianmuller
To tell you the truth, I don't really look at Playboy that much anymore. I think they went a little further with eroticism in my day. I like to leave something to the imagination, not the way they do now.
Claus
Could you share a few tips from "Feel Great, Be Beautiful Over 40"?
Lillianmuller
Sure.One thing: age is an individual thing, it's not how old you are chronologically, it's how you live your life.If you live a healthy lifestyle you will see 40, 50, 60 as a very healthy person.
I have never taken any drugs, I've never drank coffee, never smoked cigarettes, and never had a glass of wine in my whole life. And I think that together with being a vegetarian for the last 18 years and developing my spirituality.I have been able to become a very positive person.
I am also on a good exercise regime. All of these things combined have helped me.
Mrboo
What's your workout regime?
Lillianmuller
I run stairs 4 times a week for a half hour.I go to the gym and work with weights for 45 minutes at a time. I also go bike riding and I play soccer with my daughter. All of that keeps me in good shape.
Rogerrabbit
No fish? No fowl?
Lillianmuller
No fish, no fowl for 18 years. I'm not tempted unless I go to Norway when we go fishing. Then I will break down and have fresh cod or mackrel.:) I would have to be made of steel to resist it.
Mrboo
What's Bill Cosby like to work with? Nice guy or a real hump? You know, a pain in the neck to work with...
Lillianmuller
Bill Cosby was a total gentlemen and because of him I got a couple of close-ups. I am very grateful to him for that. He was the kind of guy to observe people and was very quiet. He is very smart.
Aaalooker
Lillian, would you share with us some of the nicest things that have happened to you, since becoming a Playmate? Thank you.
Lillianmuller
Yeah, being PMOY...:)Travelling all over the US, going to Europe and making movies. I made two in Germany and one in Italy. Also living in the Mansion for a year.I got to know show business at a young age. I'm very glad that I learned this when I was young. I think it has helped me grow.
Also my daughter was the greatest experience of my life.
Rogerrabbit
Lillian, how many issues of Playboy have featured your photographs?
Lillianmuller
I think I have been in the magazine 32 times. I've been on the cover 6 times. I have also been on the covers of Newsstand Specials. Pam Anderson and I both have 6 covers.
Wil
Have you met the other Norwegian PMOY, Liv Lindeland?
Lillianmuller
Yes, I met her 20 years ago when I first came to America.She was a very pretty lady and we got along very well. But I haven't seen her in a long time.
Mrboo
Where was the bunny hidden most creatively on your PB covers?
Lillianmuller
It was in the dress, in my hair...I don't really remember exactly where they were. I had a hard time finding them myself!
Wil
Are you still friends with any of the other Playmates?
Lillianmuller
Yes, I am friends with Cynthia Myers, Sharon Johansen, Bonnie Large and Debra Jo Fondren. They are wonderful people, not only beautiful. And smart, too.
Mrboo
Wow, you lived in the Mansion for a year? Did you have your own room?
Lillianmuller
I had a wonderful suite on top of the kitchen which caused me to gain 12 pounds the last 6 weeks I lived there. It was a 24 hour kitchen. I took a chair into the walk-in kitchen and ate!!! I did get caught a few times.
Lillianmuller
blushes!
David2
For those who have never even seen the Mansion outside of Playboy magazine or Playboy TV.. what is it like being there?
Lillianmuller
It's like being in heaven. It's the most gorgeous house. It does have a wonderful sense of home. The food is so good. The people there are great. It has a beautiful zoo. I'm so grateful that I had the opportunity to stay there and get to know Hef.
Ricky9
How close are your statistics (measurements) to when you appeared in 1975?
Lillianmuller
I would say that I'm a little lighter. I have lost about five pounds of babyfat. I'm more lean, have less body fat, and not one gray hair.
Lillianmuller
smirks.
Jae68
What are your favorite authors?
Lillianmuller
I'm reading more spiritual things lately. I'm actually reading the Bible now. I have never read it. I'm also reading "Women Are From Venus and Men Are From Mars" right now. I'm studying it!!!
Aaalooker
Could you tell us how we can get in touch with you?
Lillianmuller
You can write to me at: 3435 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 112C, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA. I love to read letters. I like to answer them all by mail.
Mrboo
What's James Caan like?
Lillianmuller
James Caan used to be kind of a fun-loving womanizer 20 years ago. But years later I bumped into him at my gym and he's now the proudest daddy. He has a new baby and he has stacks of pictures! He's changed a lot, I think. He always has a big smile on his face. And I've always admired his acting.
moderator
Okay! we've only a few minutes left so let's get the last questions in!
Wil
You're ranked high in the list of all-time favorite models by the readers of "Glamour Girls Then & Now." How does it feel to have such a loyal group of long-time fans?
Lillianmuller
It's like a dream. I never looked at myself in this way. I've always thought of myself as a normal woman. I don't see myself as a starlet, but I'm very grateful that someone does. I've been very fortunate.
Mrboo
Do blondes have more fun?
Lillianmuller
This thing about fun...fun was never a priority of mine. I wanted to find my place in society and how to be my best self. I'm kind of the quiet type. I have fun with my daughter and it's fun receiving fan mail. I do all of my own gardening. This is a fun thing to do to.
Albertandmarina
Hi Lillian, will you be attending the GlamourCon in N.J.?
Lillianmuller
No, I will be on vacation at that time.
Jae68
Thanks for chatting, it's been great.
Ricky9
I really enjoyed this chat, thank you.
Aaalooker
Lillian, this has been a great chat session with you, thanks a million for being here.
Lillianmuller
This was great. It was very interesting. Knowing that you are actually talking to someone is great.
David2
It's been great chatting with you Lillian! Would love to have you back here again.
Lillianmuller
I would love to come back to chat with everyone. This has been a great experience. Remember, a positive thought is positive energy.
moderator
Thanks to all of you and to Lillian for being here. We're in the Event Lobby for Post-Chat Discussion. Thanks again and see you there!

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