Clearly, these Playboy Playmates have still got it!
Playboy recently asked seven famous Playmates to recreate their iconic covers from years ago -- in honor of their motto, "Once a Playmate always a Playmate" -- and the results are pretty spectacular. The ladies featured include Charlotte Kemp, Cathy St. George, Monique St. Pierre, Renee Tenison, Candace Collins, Lisa Matthews and Kimberly Conrad.
"I'm from Alabama originally, but I grew up in West Vancouver," Conrad, 54, says about how she got her modeling start. "The sweetness comes from the South! Money doesn't buy manners. I moved to Los Angeles and -- boom -- there it was. Hef and I started dating, got married, had kids, and the rest is history."
Conrad recalls her time at the infamous Playboy Mansion.
"There was a common misconception that I put the kibosh on the partying at the Mansion," she says. "It had nothing to do with me. The Playmates still came over, but it was nice to have them call and say, 'Hi! I'm coming up!' Let the office know. It was still wide open. It was still the ultimate restaurant and health club with a 24-hour membership. We never refused anyone, ever."
Meanwhile, 48-year-old Tenison recalls the drama over her 1990 cover.
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"When I did Playboy, there was a little bit of controversy because I was the first African-American Playmate of the Year and some women were saying I was being objectified," Tenison recalls. "But I said, 'Well, if you're pro-choice, shouldn't I have the right to choose what I want to do?' If I want to pose nude, I should be able to pose nude!"
"When the issue came out, the response was 90 percent positive and maybe 10 percent didn't like it," she adds. "If you look back, all the big models from Christy Turlington to Naomi Campbell posed nude. I see it as art. Not everybody sees it that way, but that's how I see it."
As for Collins, 60, she says she feels "lucky" to be part of the Playboy family.
"[Photographers] were always professional and no sooner would they pay any special attention to a nude or semi-clad model than a milkman pays to his bottles," she says of the sexy photo shoots. "It was a job, granted a job they wanted done perfectly, but still a job. I now know just how special those shoots were and feel very, very lucky to be in such a unique sorority."
So honored to have been photographed by Mert and Marcus for their book new book! 20 years in the making! It's out Sept 7th
Cheers to @playboy for going back to nudes. The female body is so beautiful, every size and every age. Be proud! #thefemalebodyisbeautiful #allshapesandsizes #loveyourself #loveyourbody
Hot dog dog. Thanks for chiming in on what you feel I deserve to be paid. I believe women deserve equal pay. However I don't believe I deserve equal pay to Chris and Dave. They are legends and 2 of the greatest comics of all time. I would like to say that I have been selling out arenas these last couple years. Something a female comic has never done. That's a big deal to me, especially because I know I do my best every night on stage for the audience and they have a good time. I didn't ask for the same as my friends. I did ask for more than the initial offer. I will continue to work my ass off and be the best performer I can be. The reports of me "demanding" or "insisting" on equal pay to them aren't a true. #fat #stealsjokes
#54 and clean. Thanks for the birthday wishes!
i don't smoke
Another day at the office 😛♥️
in Eutopia 🌬🦋💙
Mikey made me do it ... Miami nights 🙌🏻
1. This is my pre DWTS body🦄
2. I am not currently in Miami but am in NYC
3. I posted this knowing most of you would be judgmental and couldn't resist a chance to tear me down and I was right.
4. Go be offended at your own life.
5. I'm living my life to the fullest. ❤️
Just wanted to share that one of the reasons @eatingboys has inspired me so much is because of the way she mixes her humor and sexuality. I spent so many years loving my body but thinking it wasn't lovable by others- its sole purpose was to be fodder for jokes. I performed the insult so no one else could. I don't regret any of it- that's my art and that was my truth- but now, at age 31, having been through hell and back with my health and other people's perceptions of my physicality, I feel deeply comfortable with the idea that this pear-shaped pot of honey is equally good for making people laugh and laying out like a Suicide Girl circa 2004. Love it all.
I’ll tell you what freedom is to me. No fear. #NinaSimone
Something special today 🖤
playing dress up
Mid fitting nap time 😈
I'm very proud to be a part of the March/April issue of Playboy. I penned a short essay along with my pictorial titled, "The Feminist Mystique". A big thank you to @Playboy, the creative team, and @cooperbhefner for such a unique opportunity. #NakedIsNormal
Loving you so far 2017. ✌🏻
Thank you @fsseychelles for your outdoor showers, beautiful hospitality, delicious steaks and flying foxes! Shot by my exclusive shower partner @mrjustinervin💦
Nap time = The Best Time 😇🙌🙌
The mystery about my panties... solved! 😂🤣👏🏻. Can u see 🤓 me now?! Lol . The jokes on u🙃🥂 #opticalillusion
🛀🏾🍷🎁 That's what's up #NewSong #NewVideoAlert #BirthdaySong! 🚨🚨 👉🏽#gratitude! Feeling so grateful today! #LinkInBio
Just a typical press day with @mj_day for the launch of @si_swimsuit 2017!!