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Christina_M4
Posts: 6
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom


Sep 14 13 01:08 pm  Link  Quote 
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Vintagevista
Posts: 10,944
Sun City, California, US


To be honest - there's not a lot of examples in your port to work with.

And Playboy is a nude shoot for playmates - and there are no nudes in your profile and you don't do them according to the checkbox on your profile.

You likely are competing with tens of thousands of applicants for 11 slots a year - so I would think you have to be way above the norm, to make it in the door.

So, until you have some examples to work with - it's all guesswork - sorry
Sep 14 13 02:14 pm  Link  Quote 
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Marc Damon
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Biloxi, Mississippi, US


Vintagevista wrote:
To be honest - there's not a lot of examples in your port to work with.

And Playboy is a nude shoot for playmates - and there are no nudes in your profile and you don't do them according to the checkbox on your profile.

So, until you have some examples to work with - it's all guesswork - sorry

Thanks VV. This is about the same thing I said in the other thread.

Sep 14 13 02:15 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jerry Nemeth
Posts: 27,662
Dearborn, Michigan, US


Christina_M4 wrote:
Hi! I'm really interested in modelling for playboy, where & when are the castings held? I've had a look on they're website but no info on where the castings would be.

Also does my look suit?

Thankful for any advice smile

There was a link to castings in the other thread.

If you don't have nude shoot experience it will be harder for you.

Sep 14 13 02:32 pm  Link  Quote 
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AJ_In_Atlanta
Posts: 12,774
Atlanta, Georgia, US


Their website list their casting, at least in the US, and it's the only way.  Don't look for castings here, unless you are looking for cyber girl and anyone can submit those.  The days of the special editions are gone and there are very few who could actually recommend you to the main publications (3 or 4 in the us).  Also as you don't shoot nudes it's going to be impossible to become playmate
Sep 14 13 02:35 pm  Link  Quote 
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Orca Bay Images
Posts: 32,233
Lodi, California, US


She did explain that she won't do nude unless it's for a respectable operation like Playboy. Um, okay.

IMO, OP, you just don't have the look. Playboy tends to go for the girl-next-door face. Your face has a much harder quality. And since you don't do nudes, it's hard to judge those breasts. In some shots the cleavage looks somewhat natural. In others, the breasts look like hard globes.

If Playboy has published Playmates with that look recently, someone please correct me.
Sep 14 13 02:37 pm  Link  Quote 
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Jeff Fiore
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Pelham, New York, US


Sep 14 13 02:42 pm  Link  Quote 
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pdxROCKpix
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Hillsboro, Oregon, US


They go for a real "girl next door" look and in my opinion that is not where you fit in. You are also older than their normal age range.
Sep 14 13 02:56 pm  Link  Quote 
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Christina_M4
Posts: 6
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom


I'll show you a set of hard globes...

This playboy model seemed to have made it... Certainly not the girl next door

https://www.google.co.uk/search?client= … eg6mL1M%3A

I was advised to ask for advice on both forums, sadly I'm no furtherer forward.
Sep 14 13 02:57 pm  Link  Quote 
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pdxROCKpix
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Hillsboro, Oregon, US


Christina_M4 wrote:
I'll show you a set of hard globes...

This playboy model seemed to have made it... Certainly not the girl next door

https://www.google.co.uk/search?client= … eg6mL1M%3A

I was advised to ask for advice on both forums, sadly I'm no furtherer forward.

Was she a Playmate or just in one of their dozens of smaller publications or web products? There is a huge difference. She doesn't look like any real Playmate I've ever seen.

Sep 14 13 03:01 pm  Link  Quote 
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Anna Adrielle
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Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium


playboy, and the look of the models and the style of the photography, tends to vary from country to country smile. Just because they like a girl-next-door look in the US, doesn't mean the same applies in Scotland (I'm not saying it doesn't, I'm just saying doen't automatically assume that the rest of the world follows the same guidelines as the US)

OP, why don't you contact the people at playboy scotland and ask them? I'm sure they have a phone number or a customer service or whatever you could contact...
Sep 14 13 03:01 pm  Link  Quote 
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W I L L O W
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Portland, Oregon, US


I know two playboy models personally, including Miss October. You have a good look, but your portfolio is not even in the same solar system as theirs. To become a playboy model you need to already have a name and an amazing portfolio for yourself. Most playboy models are scouted from California, and there is a casting call I think the first Thursday of every month, but again, you can't show them this portfolio. Half your photos are selfies!!!!

You have a lot of work to do before you are ready for them to even know you exist! This isn't meant to discourage you. It's meant to encourage you! Now, get to work!!!

smile
Sep 14 13 03:05 pm  Link  Quote 
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Vintagevista
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Sun City, California, US


Christina_M4 wrote:
I'll show you a set of hard globes...

This playboy model seemed to have made it... Certainly not the girl next door

https://www.google.co.uk/search?client= … eg6mL1M%3A

I was advised to ask for advice on both forums, sadly I'm no furtherer forward.

Which model? - there are a bunch on that search result - but, none of them seem to be linked to Playboy - or a Playboy site.

It still has no bearing on you as a model - and what you look like and your potential to beat out thousands of other women with nude and glamor experience.

Playmate of the month stats

Average age - - 22
Total number of Playboy Playmates since 1953     602
Average weight of a Playboy Playmate     113 pounds
Average height of a Playboy Playmate     5′ 6”
Average bust size of a Playboy Playmate     35.6”

You claim here on MM
Height:     5' 4"
Weight:     8 lbs
Bust:     30"
Waist:     25"
Hips:     28"
Cup:     E

Sep 14 13 03:07 pm  Link  Quote 
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B R U N E S C I
Posts: 25,319
Bath, England, United Kingdom


Christina_M4 wrote:
Also does my look suit?

Not really.

You have a pretty face and I'm sure a nice body but there are probably about 10,000 younger, prettier, more willing girls in line in front of you.

You can probably make some pocket money locally by shooting topless glamour for camera clubs and GWCs, but Playboy is almost certainly off the cards for you and the other 9,989 hopefuls in that line.



Just my $0.02

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Stefano

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Sep 14 13 03:08 pm  Link  Quote 
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Orca Bay Images
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Lodi, California, US


pdxROCKpix wrote:
Was she a Playmate or just in one of their dozens of smaller publications or web products? There is a huge difference. She doesn't look like any real Playmate I've ever seen.

+1

A Playboy model is not necessarily a Playmate.

And most of the results of that search do look like girls next door without the silicone-globe beefups. Of the hard-globed models in that search, I'm not sure they were Playmates.

Sep 14 13 03:09 pm  Link  Quote 
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B R U N E S C I
Posts: 25,319
Bath, England, United Kingdom


Anna Adrielle wrote:
OP, why don't you contact the people at playboy scotland

Playboy Scotland?

Sure, their new office is in the public toilet behind the chip shop!  big_smile



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Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com

Sep 14 13 03:10 pm  Link  Quote 
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Orca Bay Images
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Lodi, California, US


Christina_M4 wrote:
I was advised to ask for advice on both forums, sadly I'm no furtherer forward.

You asked if your look suited. You've been getting absolutely honest answers.

If you wanted nothing but "Go for it, girl! You're perfect for Playboy!" you should have specified.

Sep 14 13 03:11 pm  Link  Quote 
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Anna Adrielle
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Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium


That Italian Guy wrote:
Playboy Scotland?

Sure, their new office is in the public toilet behind the chip shop!  big_smile



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Stefano

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hah, do they not have their own playboy? I know holland does, the surely scotland as well :p

or at least somewhere closer to home than playboy US hmm

Sep 14 13 03:12 pm  Link  Quote 
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Christina_M4
Posts: 6
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom


The link was of a specific model...you haven't left it long enough to load
Sep 14 13 03:17 pm  Link  Quote 
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B R U N E S C I
Posts: 25,319
Bath, England, United Kingdom


Anna Adrielle wrote:
hah, do they not have their own playboy? I know holland does, the surely scotland as well :p

There never has been, not even one for the UK according to Wiki

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Playboy_(m … l_editions




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Stefano

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Sep 14 13 03:18 pm  Link  Quote 
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Anna Adrielle
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Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium


That Italian Guy wrote:

There never has been, not even one for the UK according to Wiki

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Playboy_(m … l_editions




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Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com

really? that's so weird! so you guys just get the US playboy then?

my bad, didn't know smile

Sep 14 13 03:20 pm  Link  Quote 
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pdxROCKpix
Posts: 118
Hillsboro, Oregon, US


When I click the link it opens an image of Aletta Ocean, she's a porn actress. Not a Playmate.
Sep 14 13 03:21 pm  Link  Quote 
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B R U N E S C I
Posts: 25,319
Bath, England, United Kingdom


Anna Adrielle wrote:
really? that's so weird! so you guys just get the US playboy then?

The last time I saw a print copy of the magazine would have been in about the mid '70s - I don't recall making a note of where it was published! big_smile




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Stefano

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Sep 14 13 03:23 pm  Link  Quote 
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LightDreams
Posts: 289
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Christina, don't confuse your ability and attractiveness as a model, with the ability to instantly bypass the experience, particular look AND great luck required to win the Playmate "lottery".

Just enjoy yourself and don't worry about it too much!
Sep 14 13 03:23 pm  Link  Quote 
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Photo Artistic Savannah
Posts: 14
Savannah, Georgia, US


It appears that Elvis has left the building.....
Sep 14 13 03:27 pm  Link  Quote 
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Greg Kolack
Posts: 17,806
Downers Grove, Illinois, US


Photo Artistic Savannah wrote:
It appears that Elvis has left the building.....

4 hours after her last post. How odd...

Sep 14 13 03:32 pm  Link  Quote 
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Orca Bay Images
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Lodi, California, US


Greg Kolack wrote:

4 hours after her last post. How odd...

She closed her account less than twenty minutes after her last post.

Sep 14 13 03:39 pm  Link  Quote 
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pdxROCKpix
Posts: 118
Hillsboro, Oregon, US


I wish her luck but if this is how she takes critique she has a very hard road ahead of her.
Sep 14 13 03:42 pm  Link  Quote 
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Tina Marie Desaro
Posts: 605
Los Angeles, California, US


I love the hard globes comments lol
Sep 14 13 03:46 pm  Link  Quote 
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AJ_In_Atlanta
Posts: 12,774
Atlanta, Georgia, US


Orca Bay Images wrote:
She did explain that she won't do nude unless it's for a respectable operation like Playboy. Um, okay.

Ironic as they used to only pay a few hundred bucks; so what is the point if you are not going to pose after PB for the other higher paying work.

Sep 14 13 03:47 pm  Link  Quote 
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Kevin-Velasco
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Phoenix, Arizona, US


"It's not about who you know, but who you blow."
Sep 14 13 03:49 pm  Link  Quote 
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