Saturday, November 15, 2008

Kara Monaco

Born February 26, 1983 in Lakeland, Florida
Kara Monaco is an American model. She was chosen as Playmate of the Month by Playboy magazine in June, 2005

She appeared on the cover of the June 2006 issue of Playboy as the Playmate of the Year 2006, the first PMOY in three years to do so (the most recent being Dalene Kurtis in 2002). She is the first Miss June ever to become PMOY. She received $100,000, a car, and a sports motorbike for being named as PMOY. She is not related to Kelly Monaco, Miss April 1997.

Kara Monaco grew up in Orlando, Florida. Prior to becoming a Playmate, she worked as a bartender and modeled swimwear and lingerie in Florida. She has also appeared in FHM and Men's Fitness magazines. Kara also worked at Walt Disney World where she was one of the performers who portrayed Cinderella and Snow White in the resort. Her connection with Playboy began when she was chosen as Playboy's Sexiest Bartender 2004. She also appeared on the cover of Playboy Special Editions Girls of Summer in August 2004.

She has appeared in episodes of E! reality TV series, The Girls Next Door. She also appeared in a blue bikini in the 2006 Playmates at Play Playmate swimsuit calendar, shot in Las Vegas. Monaco appeared in an episode of reality show Up wiKeepingth the Kardashians.

In 2005, she appeared in the home video fitness program, ENVY. Acting under the name Vala (the "V" in ENVY), her role was teaching leg toning exercises. She starred with Martina Andrews (also known as Natasha), Brittany Lee (also known as Yvette), and CJ Gibson (AKA Eliana).

She appeared as the Playmate of the Year on the December 20, 2006 episode of Identity.

Monaco also starred in the 2006 music video, "Stayin' Home Again" by Willie Wisely.

Appearances in Playboy Special Editions

Playboy's Girls of Summer August 2004 (cover).
Playboy's Girls with Girls August/September 2004.
Playboy's Lingerie September/October 2004.
Nudes October 2004.
Playboy's Sexy 100 May 2007.

As a young woman, Kara decided to stay nimble on her feet and joined Walt Disney World as a featured performer in numerous parades and theme shows. Her striking beauty and dancing experience made her a natural choice to play high-profile characters like Snow White, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, and Alice in Wonderland. Because she liked interacting with children, Kara enjoyed Alice in Wonderland the most. Although she performed for four years at Walt Disney World, she had yet to make a larger name for herself. Her next move would take her out of the costumes and into the pages of Playboy

Measurements Bust: 34"C
Waist: 24"

Hips: 34"
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 110 l
b (50 kg/7.9 st)

Since conquering Playboy, Kara has split her time between her passions and her entertainment career, combining both whenever and wherever possible.

Still a dedicated health nut, she joined forces with fellow models C.J. Gibson, Brittany Lee and Martina Andrews for the fitness video, Envy. With physical activity being so important to her, it would only seem natural for Kara to release more videos in the future, but she is also exploring new outdoor activities. In addition to regular hiking treks, her interest in wakeboarding has led her to pursue a spot on the Professional Wakeboarding Tour.

"I just want a guy to come up to me and say hi, without all the pickup lines and pretending. Just do something normal."
- Kara Monaco, on men

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