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Miss January
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Heather Knox
Miss January
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Heather Knox
Miss February
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Leola Bell
Miss February
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Leola Bell

Miss March
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Lisa Seiffert
Miss March
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Lisa Seiffert
Miss April
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Raquel Pomplun
Miss April
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Raquel Pomplun

Miss May
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Nikki Leigh
Miss May
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Nikki Leigh
Miss June
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Amelia Talon
Miss June
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Amelia Talon

Miss July
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Shelby Chesnes
Miss July
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Shelby Chesnes
Miss August
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Beth Williams
Miss August
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Beth Williams

Miss September
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Alana Campos
Miss September
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Alana Campos
Miss October
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Pamela Horton
Miss October
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Pamela Horton

Miss November
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Britany Nola
Miss November
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Britany Nola
Miss December
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Amanda Streich
Miss December
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Amanda Streich
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Arny Freytag
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Miss January 2012 Heather Knox
Ever since the Indianapolis native and rabid Colts fan announced in her pictorial profile that her fantasy football league is called
“Show Me Your TDs,” life has been a pigskin riot for Heather Knox. “Fans send me messages asking how I feel about outcomes
of games. I’m not shy about putting in my two cents,” she says. Having represented Playboy everywhere from Las Vegas to New
Zealand last year, our football fanatic wants to tackle your vote for PMOY. “I think we need a Midwestern girl,” she says, “because
we’re what I think of when I think Playmate: girls with big hearts who love to make people smile.” Her Playmate experience has
sent Heather over the moon. “Sometimes I still can’t believe it,” she says. “It makes my heart melt.”
Stephen Wayda
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Miss February 2012 Leola Bell
Having first encountered our world through Playboy Golf, Miss February experienced rapture this year by returning to the
fairway as a full-fledged Playmate. “To go back and work events like L.A.’s Playboy Golf Final as a Playmate was awesome,”
the Floridian says. “I’d be like, ‘Hey, girls, last year I was where you are. If I can do it, you can do it!’ ” The daughter of a minister,
Leola expressed her nurturing nature by sending care packages filled with Playboy apparel to the troops overseas. “I’d get thank-
you notes from soldiers’ wives,” she says, “which was thrilling.” Now that’s the kind of beauty that deserves your vote for PMOY.
Sasha Eisenman
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Miss March 2012 Lisa Seiffert
“Being nude is a walk in the park for me,” says Australian model Lisa Seiffert. After she proclaimed in our pages, “I’m notorious
in the fashion industry for taking my clothes off,” Miss March’s statement comes as no surprise. What might is that she is in the
process of writing children’s books. Still, modeling takes precedence, and though she walked runways for years, the Playboy shoot
rocked her world. “It’s all so iconic and historic,” she beams. “Shooting on a Malibu beach for seven days? Heaven.” There was,
however, a price to pay. “I had quite the tanned little bottom from being butt naked in the sun for a week. But I’d do it again, for sure!”
Arny Freytag
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Miss April 2012 Raquel Pomplun
Raquel was dumbstruck at the Playboy Mansion release party for her issue when Bruno Mars (the star singer with whom she
shared the cover) was heard wailing, “Where’s my Raquel?” Says Miss April, “I was like, ‘You remember me?’ ” How could Bruno
forget? Raquel makes a mighty impression. She’s a self-proclaimed math freak, a classical ballerina who shakes her moneymaker
with the Playmate Dancers and now a radio talk show personality with co-host and BFF Nikki Leigh (“She’s my yin!”) on Playboy
Radio’s Playmates Present. To summarize her Miss April 2012 reign, Raquel needs only one word: “Amazing!”
Stephen Wayda
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Miss May 2012 Nikki Leigh
Yes, PMOY voters, Nikki Leigh is on the campaign trail. She graduated with honors in sociology from California State University
the same month her pictorial appeared. “That was a crazy month, but I survived,” she says. We’ll say: She has since become a
co-host of Playboy Radio’s Playmates Present talk show, performed as a Playmate Dancer, traversed the U.S. as a Playboy
ambassador and interviewed superstar athletes on the red carpet at the ESPYs. Nikki is certain she has the goods to go the
distance. “I love showing people the class and intelligence the magazine stands for,” she says. “I hope I’m able to embody all
of that properly for Playboy—and make my dream come full circle!”
Stephen Wayda
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Miss June 2012 Amelia Talon
Persistence has proved to be key for the outrageously hot Amelia Talon. The Washington state native was once “a loner goth
kid in a trench coat and black boots,” determined to avoid being pigeonholed as a nerd for her gaming passion (a jones she still
carries). As a teenager she began modeling. “I tried to become a Playmate starting when I was 18,” she says. “It took four years
until I became one. Man, I’m so proud of myself for never giving up on that dream.” Since appearing in our pages, Amelia
“certainly doesn’t feel like that dorky girl anymore,” she says. Miss June has moved to California to further pursue her modeling
dreams, which include a shot at PMOY. “Should I win,” she says, “I’d use the title to be active in charities and be the face of
something positive and inspiring. I hope I get the chance.”
Stephen Wayda
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Miss July 2012 Shelby Chesnes
Since becoming our firecracker Miss July—nicknamed Peanut for her diminutive but bodacious body—Shelby has seen her long-
desired modeling career explode. “Being chosen as a Playmate was so huge that I’ve since worked with tons of photographers
I never would have had the opportunity to meet,” she says. “I even shot a cover for Guitar World magazine with Miss July 2011
Jessa Hinton and Miss October 2011 Amanda Cerny.” So it’s a big mission accomplished for Shelby, who owns a Florida-based
spray-tanning company. “I go into everything with a business mind,” she says, “and it’s worked—2012 was the best year of my life.”
Stephen Wayda
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Miss August 2012 Beth Williams
Playmates are both gorgeous and smart. That was the lesson learned at an event for the Wounded Warrior Project when babe
Beth Williams flew in from her ranch in Ohio. “Some of the guys were shy about talking to a Playmate,” she says, “until they
found out I had three degrees: two bachelor’s degrees and a master’s degree in health care administration. That seemed to
make them more comfortable.” An avid chef and gardener, Beth would make a beautiful PMOY. “I’d like to do more charity
events,” she says, “and work with animal shelters, and definitely do more with the Wounded Warrior Project.” She’d also like
to pay off those pesky student loans with PMOY prize money. “So,” she says, “vote for me!”
Arny Freytag
< 17, 18 <
Miss September 2012 Alana Campos
Miss September hails from the Brazilian island city of Florianópolis, which is so breathtaking it’s been called the Island of Magic.
Just gaze on this modeling star’s enchanting assets, then take in the good vibes she makes it her duty to emanate. Those were
instilled by her island’s ever-smiling population, she told us last September, adding, “I try to take that happy energy with me
wherever I go.” Since her issue hit, “people have been so lovely to me,” she says in her gorgeous accent. Having never modeled
or even sunned herself on her country’s topless beaches before, the modest Miss September says, “I’ve saved that for Playboy.”
So listen up: The only way to revel in Alana’s splendor again is to give her your vote for PMOY.
Arny Freytag
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Miss October 2012 Pamela Horton
This Kansas native wrote on her Playmate Data Sheet that her ambition was to “work for a well-known video game company
as a character designer.” Since the October issue landed—featuring Pamela on the cover—she has been inundated with praise
from mega-gaming outfits such as League of Legends publisher Riot Games. “They flew me out to L.A. for the LoL world
championship, and I met the art director, who was really enthusiastic about my work,” says Pamela. “LoL legendary designer
Steve ‘Guinsoo’ Feak saw me there and knew who I was. He said, ‘Hey, you’re Miss October!’ I cried probably three times from
happiness.” Needless to say, Pamela’s tear ducts will get a workout should she win PMOY.
Stephen Wayda
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Miss November 2012 Britany Nola
“I’m so gung ho for Playboy because elsewhere society sets women up to be completely embarrassed by our bodies,” says
model, music blogger, actress and gay rights advocate Britany Nola. “For example, movies are utterly violent and no one
cares, but show a nipple and it’s the end of the world.” Although she’s just made her film debut in American Ecstasy, Britany
is still focused on her activism. Determined to educate American teachers about how to counsel both bullies and gay teens,
Miss November is revving up a campaign to purchase and disseminate rainbow stickers to gay-friendly teachers. “They can
attach them to their doors so when kids need to talk, they can see which teacher is willing to help.” A PMOY win would buy
a lot of stickers.
Arny Freytag
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Miss December 2012 Amanda Streich
“Excuse me, but this is a dream, right?” asks Miss December, who vaulted from her native Poland into the New York City
modeling world and is now agog at having landed in the pages of Playboy. The 19-year-old stunner looks fit for a reason:
She trained as a champion swimmer for a decade. (The breaststroke is her specialty.) The hard work is paying off now that
she’s a professional model. “Usually I don’t recognize myself in photos because of all of the makeup and photoshopping,”
says Amanda. “But my pictorial looks so natural. I love that it shows the real me.” And all of it too. Years ago her swimming
coach told her not to be ashamed of her body. “Amanda,” she said, “everybody is the same.” Well, not exactly the same.…
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