If you’re intimately familiar with Hugh Hefner’s Playboy, and if you’re a fan of the magazine and its revealing contents, then you’re likely familiar with model Brooke Richards. This brown-haired beauty recently turned thirty, but is still as hot as ever. Richards was born on October 17, 1976, in York, Pennsylvania, the youngest of a whopping fourteen children.
In high school, Richards was a model student, having been president of the National Art Honor Society, but after her high school graduation, she dropped pursuing academics in favor of a modeling career. In fact, her graduating class had voted her "most likely to appear in Vogue magazine," which she took to heart. Richards first garnered public attention and recognition when she was selected as both Miss Chevy Vettefest Chicago and Miss Hawaiian Tropic International, the latter of which was a particularly prestigious accomplishment.
After being spotted as a Hawaiian Tropic model, she appeared as a 1998 Special Edition model and later was snapped up by Playboy for their July 1999 cover for a "Girls of Hawaiian Tropic" feature. She then snagged the coveted Playboy centerfold spread as Playboy’s Playmate of the Month on the December 1999 edition of the magazine, when she was twenty-three years old. Richards was preceded by model Cara Wakelin and succeeded by twin sister models Carol and Darlene Bernaola, who are known as the millennium models, for appearing as January 2000’s Playmates. Some very well-known Playboy Playmates include models Marilyn Monroe, Pamela Anderson, Jenny McCarthy, Anna Nicole Smith, Shanna Moakler, Kelly Monaco, and Bebe Buell who is Liv Tyler’s mother.
After her stint as Playboy Playmate of the Month, Richards appeared in a number of different Playboy special editions (many volumes of Book of Lingerie, Girlfriends, Playmate Review, Playmates in Bed, Voluptuous Vixens, Nude Playmates, Girls of Summer, and Sexy 100) as well as an actress on Playboy videos. From 2003 to 2004, Richards launched and operated her very own official website to boost her popularity over the vast domains of the Internet, complete with Playboy-oriented photographs, images, and videos.
In interviews, Richards has stated she enjoys the arts in the forms of drawing, painting, sculpting, and dancing. She is also an aspiring actress for non-Playboy-related productions and has an avid interest in photography. Richards has cited the ever-voluptuous, sexy, and famous model Marilyn Monroe as her ultimate role model. She has also stated she’s not a fan of the anorexic-runway-model look, which is one of the reasons she says she is inspired by Monroe. She currently lives in Greenville, South Carolina, where she recently purchased a home.