How to Become a Playboy Playmate

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How to Become a Playboy Playmate
Marilyn Monroe appeared on the cover of the first Playboy Magazine (Medioimages/Photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Ever since Marilyn Monroe graced the first Playboy cover, it has been the dream of many women to become a Playboy Playmate. While some of these beautiful women are discovered by professional photographers, many are chosen from auditions or photograph submissions. Read on to see what it takes to become a Playboy Playmate.

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Things you need

  • Two forms of identification
  • Full-figure and face photographs
  • Biography

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  1. 1

    Research photos of previous Playboy Playmates. Study the composition of the photos, different poses and the kinds of women who are featured as Playmates.

  2. 2

    Take your photos. You must send recent full-figure, nude photographs that show you in several different poses. You must also send close-up photographs that show your face well. The photos can be Polaroid, print, transparency or digital format.

  3. 3

    Write a brief biography for yourself. Include your height, weight, measurements, occupation, awards and hobbies.

  4. 4

    Prepare your identification. You must be at least 18 years old and provide proof (photocopies of two pieces of identification). Your name must be on both pieces of identification and one must have a current photo and your date of birth.

  5. 5

    Submit your materials. Email your photos, biography and proof of identification to Put the following in the subject line: Attention Playmate Editor and your name. Alternately, mail your submission to: Attn Playmate Editor, P.E.I., 680 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611 USA.

  6. 6

    Know what happens next. If you impress the editors, they may call you to make an appointment for test shots. Hugh Hefner and the photography editors will judge these shots and Hef will decide if you have what it takes to become a Playboy Playmate.

  7. 7

    Attend one of the many open Playboy Playmate auditions that are held across America. Contact Playboy to obtain an audition schedule.

Tips and warnings

  • Do not send your photos in the form of CDs, discs or undeveloped film. Playboy does not accept these types of submissions.
  • Playboy will accept the following documents as proof of identification and age: driver's license, passport, birth certificate, school identification, voter's registration, Social Security card, employee ID or state issued ID card.
  • If you live in California, mail your submission materials to: Playmate Editor, Playboy Studio West, 2112 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90404.
  • If someone else submits your photo to Playboy and you are chosen to become a Playboy Playmate, the person might receive a finder's fee of several thousand dollars.
  • If you are chosen to become a Playboy Playmate, Playboy will contact you within three months. If you are not contacted within three months of your submission, you have not been selected.
  • Playboy will return photos only if you include a self-addressed stamped envelope of the correct size with proper postage. If you do not include a return envelope, Playboy will destroy your photos.

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