Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Countdown Recap: #25-13

The staple of Playboy has been, throughout its years, the girls that make up its elite group of Playmates. Playmates are immortalized in their pictorials and photos, and are frozen in time for their natural beauty and otherworldly allure. There's nothing like a Playmate... they're simply the most beautiful. So what does it take to put these girls in some sort of rank, and finding the 25 greatest ever?

It's no easy task.

So we've made it halfway through our ranking of the 25 Greatest Playmates of All-Time. It hasn't been easy comparing these ladies to each other, and it just gets tougher as we go further into it. I think it's going pretty well, as the girls who've appeared so far are all impactful and revolutionary in terms of how they've contributed to the Playmate image. So let's recap these beauties so far, and get to remember how they've made their mark in the Playboy world.

#25 Carrie Westcott
September 1993

Carrie was far ahead of her time - taking the edgy, rough look to the mainstream and becoming the first true "blonde bombshell" in Playboy.




#24 Cara Wakelin
November 1999

The smooth-skinned Canadian beauty was a much forgotten Playmate whose striking pictorial presence and unique looks were unmatched.



#23 Heidi Sorenson
July 1981

Far ahead of her time, she ushered in the style of the 80's with an constant array of goddess-like poses and epic nude artistry.




#22 Gillian Bonner
April 1996

Gillian's overt sexuality and piercing eyes, coupled with a playful sense of presence, made her one of the most important Playmates of the Golden Era.



#21 Crista Nicole
May 2001

Crista's beautiful curves alone are worth a thousand words. Her tall body and engaging face were curvy and set the bar for Playmates of the new millennium.



#20 Julie McCullough
February 1986

Julie set the tone for the "modernization" of the 90's, complete with a playful, fresh look and a departure from the "big hair, big makeup" look of the 1980's.



#19 Raquel Gibson
November 2005

Raquel, a more recent Playmate, is a testament to Playboy's commitment to diversity. Her Filipino-Italian looks are exotic, and her islander body is extraordinary.





#18 Carol and Darlene Bernaola
January 2000

The Bernaola twins ushered in the new millennium by offering a double dose of South American bodies, their outstanding chemistry being the focal point of each and every photo.


#17 Lisa Dergan
July 1998

Lisa was part of the historic class of 1998, although the lesser known of the bunch. Her unbelievable intimacy in each of her photos was enough to make her a major fan favorite.



#16 Kelly Gallagher
September 1994

A tall, luscious Playmate with legs for miles, Kelly's sophisticated performances and all-natural beauty were both inviting and classically reminiscent.



#15 Heather Kozar
January 1998
Playmate of the Year 1999

Heather was a prolific poser from the most outstanding era in Playboy history, when her curly blond locks and awesome posing talent earned her a number of awards.


#14 Monica Leigh
March 2006
Cyber Girl of the Year 2006

A recent superstar, Monica is an omnipresent star in modern Playboy because of her exceptional ability to strike a vast variety of poses and make her incredible looks work to perfection.




#13 Jennifer Walcott
August 2001

Jennifer took a dash of animal-like sexuality and a buxom brunette body and put it into a spicy concoction that made her a huge star into the new millennium, impacting the edginess of pictorials to come.



Wow, those were some amazing girls. How much better could it get? Well, we haven't even touched upon the best of the best yet. The top 12 are going to be quite a ride, and I'm sure all you fans have plenty of names swirling all over. You'll just have to wait and see!

1 comment:

kb4iuj said...

Pity how a lady such as Jennifer Walcott has hair that looks like it should have been washed before the photo shoot or atleast put up in such a way, it'd be flattering for her.

Little wonder how "#15 Heather Kozar", was PMOY. Look at her hair.
OUTSTANDING and look at her breast - what a great photo !!

Proper posture and correct lighting can go a long way in making a photo riveting!!