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CHRISTINE RICHTERS

Miss May 1986
2 June 1997

moderator
Hello everyone. Welcome to tonight's chat with Christine Richters. We'll be starting in five minutes. You can start submitting your questions as you think of them.
moderator
Welcome everyone! Here's the first question for the evening.
Scottm2060
Did you ever accomplish your dream of establishing a wild animal park?
Christinrichters
Not yet, but I'm still working on it. I've got two dogs and a rat.
Scottm2060
In your issue, it said you were big on marriage. So did you find anyone special since then???
Christinrichters
smiles.
Christinrichters
I've been married and have just gone through a divorce. But I'm still hopeful.
Scottm2060
How has your relationship with your dad been since finding him?? How did he react??
Christinrichters
He was surprised. It ended up that he only lived about ten miles from me. We get a long great and do lots of fun things together.
Jae68
What have you been doing since you appeared in Playboy?
Christinrichters
I've become a nurse and a mother, and I'm going to go back to school for a law degree. My divorce inspired the law interest.
Wil
Did you find it worthwhile to appear at Glamourcon? Do you plan on attending any more of those shows?
Christinrichters
I enjoyed the event. It was first time and I plan on making it to either the Chicago or NY show.
Redwing
Hi Christine (that's a lovely name). Would you tell us what you are working on?
Christinrichters
I'm an LPN specializing in home health care and I hope to pursue a law degree. Probably paralegal law.
Jae68
Do you have a fan club, or some place where your fans could E-mail you?
Christinrichters
I don't have my own e-mail address, but you can send messages to me in care of Playmate Promotions.
Tad
Do you plan on being open about Playboy with your daughter or wait and see if she finds out about you having posed?
Christinrichters
I'll be open. I won't show her pictures just yet, but I don't plan to keep it from her. I'm proud of my pictorial. I'm sure she will be too when she's old enough to understand.
Wil
How did you become a Playmate, and when did you decide that's what you wanted to do?
Christinrichters
I mailed photos of myself to Playboy and they called me for a test shot. I jumped at the chance. I was 18 and I thought it would be a great new experience. The people at Playboy made me so comfortable during the test shoot, I knew it would be okay.
Aaalooker
Christine, do you get a lot of come-ons from guys, being that you are a Playmate? And have any of these become you friends?
Christinrichters
When I was a Playmate I got plenty of come- ons....and I have become friends. It was easier to deal with at the time cause I had a steady boyfriend.
David2
What was your reaction when you first found out you were going to be Miss May?
Christinrichters
gasps in astonishment.
Christinrichters
It was like winning a sweepstakes.
Wil
Had you been a long-time Playboy fan prior to sending in your photos?
Christinrichters
My stepfather had a subscription to Playboy, but you never think you'd be in it. I just decided--what the heck--I'll send in my photos.
Redwing
Do you prefer guys with or without beards?
Christinrichters
I prefer men who have short hair and are clean shaven. When it comes to other qualities, I love a sense of humor. I play a lot of pranks.
Redwing
What do you first notice about a guy?
Christinrichters
I have to talk to someone first. If they have an attitude I don't like it. If someone tells me a great joke that's the icebreaker. It beats "What's a nice girl like you, doin' in a place like this?"
Moderator2
Speaking of pranks:
Jae68
What's the best prank you ever played? Who was it on?
Christinrichters
I've played so many.......
Christinrichters
grins evilly.
Christinrichters
I scared my ex-husband a lot. I used to hide on him....call him and pretend I was someone else.....It's a kinda David Letterman style humor. Odd, but fun.
Wil
How did you meet your (ex-)husband?
Christinrichters
He was a police officer on a call at my house and I asked him out. I like men in uniforms.....in or out.
Rowan
Has your Playboy experience changed your life in any way?
Christinrichters
Being a Playmate has made me more open. I used to be really shy, but after being around all the people, I'm not that way anymore. I'm more of a people person. It also increased my self-confidence.
Wil
Did you get flack from people in Dodge City about your Playmate article? It made the town sound really dull.
Christinrichters
laughs hysterically.
Christinrichters
Yes, I did. But I was back there in October and I'd give anything to back home again for good. I miss the farm and the cows and small town appeal. Dorothy and Toto are great.
Redwing
Do you have a large family?
Christinrichters
I'm an only child, but I have lots of aunts and uncles, two stepsisters and a stepbrother. I'm close with all of them.
Wil
Did you make friends with the other Playmates? Have you kept in touch with them since then?
Christinrichters
I made friends with Lynne Austin and Sherry Arnett, but we don't keep in touch that much these days. I was also buds with Carrie Lee.
Tad
Does anyone still recognize you on the street as once being a Playmate?
Christinrichters
Not on the street, but at night clubs I'm recognized by the occasional diehard Playboy fan. I usually ask: "Where did you hear that line?"
David2
What was the funniest pick-up line you've heard?
Christinrichters
I usually ignore pickup lines, they're unoriginal like: "What's a nice girl like you....." you get it.
Smokey3
Would you pose again now for a new layout?
Christinrichters
beams.
Christinrichters
Absolutely!!!!!!!
Smokey3
Your figure is gorgeous, do you stay in shape?
Christinrichters
blushes in embarrassment.
Christinrichters
I look the same as when I posed.I stay that way chasing after my four-year-old. Run around a lot. Hit the tanning booth, the gym. I'm always on the go.
Redwing
What do you think guys first notice about you?
Christinrichters
Probably my odd sense of humor. Either they hate me or we get along really well. I don't think they notice my looks, cause there are so many attractive women at nightclubs these days.
Jae68
How has motherhood changed you?
Christinrichters
Well, I get up really early now. I do much more laundry and dishes than I ever imagined, and I've learned how to cook.
Wil
How (and why) did you go from Playboy to nursing?
Christinrichters
My mother's a nurse, my aunt's a nurse. It was in the family.
Smokey3
Will you have more kids?
Christinrichters
Doubtful. I would have liked to have twins from the start....to get it over with at once. But I'm happy with my little girl. It's a lot of work, but gratifying.
David2
Do you have a favorite workout, i.e. step class, weights, machines, aerobics? And how often to do you work out?
Christinrichters
I don't have anything in particular that I do regularly. I do like to jog and play tennis. Basically, it's life that keeps me in shape.
Jae68
What would you tell your daughter if she wanted to appear in Playboy someday?
Christinrichters
Go for it. It's a decision that she has to make. But I wouldn't keep her from it.
Redwing
Do you still put off balancing your checkbook?
Christinrichters
Yes, I do. I call the bank every few days for an update.
Aaalooker
Christine, do you have an interest in computing and the internet?
Christinrichters
I'm interested in learning. It's still so new to me.
Smokey3
Besides you, who is your favorite Playmate?
Christinrichters
I don't have a favorite. They all look pretty good to me. How about Marilyn Monroe.
Alien
Do you still do any modeling?
Christinrichters
No, but I'm trying to get back into it. I like the money. Beats being on my feet for 12 hours.
Wil
Did you used to hang out at the Playboy Mansion a lot?
Christinrichters
Not a lot. I went there occasionally. It was a lot different than I expected. More tame.
Redwing
If a fan spotted you would you prefer the fan to approach you or leave you alone
Christinrichters
Depends on whether he had a knife....just kidding. It wouldn't bother me as long as they were polite.
Alien
Do you make public appearances for Playboy? Where might we see you in the future?
Christinrichters
I went to Glamourcon in LA and I'll be at the Chicago one in August. Maybe NY, too.
Wil
What was your family's reaction to your becoming a Playmate?
Christinrichters
They were very supportive. Shocked, but supportive. My grandmother was in my Playmate video.....she wasn't naked, though.
Redwing
What was you most humbling experience?
Christinrichters
My daughter is my most humbling experience. Motherhood has taught me to laugh, stay busy, and learn to live on little sleep.
David2
Since you are looking at getting your law degree, are there any recent cases you're paying close attention to?
Christinrichters
I met O.J.....had my picture taken with him.
Redwing
Before or after the verdict?
Christinrichters
Before the verdict. During his custody case for the kids.
Aaalooker
Christine, did the good looks come early in your life, or at the teen level?
Christinrichters
I went through the gawky stage, so the looks came during my late teens.
Smokey3
Does being admired as a sex symbol bother you?
Christinrichters
No, because I admire some sex symbols. Men and women should be proud of beauty.
Smokey3
What do you think men feel is sexy? What do you think is sexy in a man?
Christinrichters
Men love good bodies, good looks. I'd like to think they appreciate a good mind.
Again, I love a man with a sense of humor....and a pair of Wranglers. I tend to like the rugged type. Clean shaven and rugged.
Scottm2060
In your datasheet, you said that you admired Princess Di. Any thought on that since then she divorced Prince Chuck??
Christinrichters
Good for her! She stood up for herself. Her experience proves money can't buy happiness.
Redwing
Has your High School class had a reunion? If so did you go? Why or why not?
Christinrichters
Yes, I went to an all class reunion shortly after posing in Playboy. Most people didn't talk to me....they just stared. It was a bit uncomfortable. The band geeks looked great to me.
Shotgun
What was the longest and shortest length of your hair?
Christinrichters
I had a bob, that was the shortest. It made me look like a giraffe. Now it's to the middle of my back. That's the longest.
Redwing
How have men changed since you were a Playmate?
Christinrichters
Men in the nineties are more scheming. But it could be the places I hang out. Maybe I can just read them a little better. Maturity.
Redwing
What is the best advise you have been given?
Christinrichters
ponders thoughtfully.
Christinrichters
Don't eat yellow snow. I don't know. Hmmmmmmmm....you got me there. I tend to be the advice giver.
Aaalooker
Christine, do you believe in the saying "If you have it flaunt it"?:):)
Christinrichters
Not in general. That's how people get in trouble. On special occasions only. I wouldn't recommend that a woman walk around in a thong while gardening....that's for sure.
Redwing
Okay, what's the best advice you have given?
Christinrichters
Balance your checkbook. The old "do as I say not as I do" trick. Sometimes it gets me in trouble.
Shotgun
Would you like to have an identical twin sister?
Christinrichters
Sure. Better for practical jokes. I'd send her on my dates to check them out first. If it works out then I'll step in.
moderator
Referring to the thong you previously mentioned...
Smokey3
What occasions are special?
Christinrichters
Like a Playboy pictorial (if you're lucky), parties at the Playboy Mansion, or a date with George Strait.
Zedman
Do you find posing nude to be an erotic experience, or just another day at the office?
Christinrichters
Just another day at the office.
Redwing
Are you a sports fan?
Christinrichters
Guess what guys....my dogs name is Wrangler. I love rodeos, but you guys are probably thinking football or baseball, so the answer is no.
Aaalooker
What breed of dog is it?
Christinrichters
I have a Rottweiller named Strudle and an Australian cattle dog named Wrangler.
Ricky9
Did you ever try out as a rodeo clown?
Christinrichters
I haven't had the chance, but I'd like to. Seems to fit my sense of humor.
Ricky9
It fits you to a tee!!
Aaalooker
How do you like participating in this chat session?
Christinrichters
I like it. It's fun and I'd love to do it again sometime.
moderator
We've only five minutes left so let's get your last questions in...
Wil
What was the most fun you had as a Playmate?
Christinrichters
The promotions, traveling to different places. I went to Calgary, Acapulco, Lincoln, Nebraska. I met lots of nice people. It was a terrific experience.
Smokey3
What do you think of Playmates on Baywatch, etc. having so many opportunities?
Christinrichters
Great for them. The more the merrier.
Redwing
Do you have any hobbies?
Christinrichters
I'm into crafts and I ride horses. I'm really into the country craft stuff. I have a booth at an upcoming Antique show.It should be interesting.
Zedman
Did you see being a Playmate as a springboard to other things (whatever they may have been), or was it just something to do for its own sake?
Christinrichters
I just did it to do it. I have no desire to become an actoress or be on Babewatch.
Redwing
Describe you ideal first date.
Christinrichters
Wow, that would be at a big craft show......just kidding. I'm not sure what it would be. I'd just like to go somewhere where you can talk. Maybe go horseback riding, out to dinner.....separate cars, of course.
Redwing
How you you feel when you are in front of the camera?
Christinrichters
Not like myself. It lets me pretend I'm someone else. Like a dream or something.
Redwing
Describe your ideal fan?
Christinrichters
ponders thoughtfully.
Christinrichters
Someone who appreciates and respects me. I hate rude people, so as long as they're pleasant, they're ideal.
Smokey3
You have been so nice, I hope we see you in Playboy again soon!!
Jae68
You've been great Christine, thanks for coming.
Redwing
Christine, thanks for joining us!
Smokey3
You have been great, will we see you in a new layout soon?
Christinrichters
I don't know. There's nothing set. I guess I'll just have to surprise you.
Christinrichters
Bye, guys. Thanks for chatting with me. Write me when you all shave.
Christinrichters
waves at everyone.
Christinrichters
smooches everyone.
David2
It's been great chatting with you Christine! I know I'd like to have you back here again.
Aaalooker
Comment only, I love your sense of humor, I believe it adds youth to the longevity of your life span. :) Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us. :):)
Jae68
You seem really sweet and down to earth. It's been a pleasure! :o)
Ricky9
You are the diamond among the rough stones, thanks for doing this chat!!
Christinrichters
Thanks, David2, Aaalooker, Jae68, Ricky9. Hope to be back soon.
Christinrichters
bows gracefully.
moderator
Thanks everyone.. we'll see you in the Event Lobby...