Best of Playboy’s Playmates 2019 – Top 5#MashUp - 2019-10-16 11:39
Here are our top picks for the best looking Playmates in the year 2019. Sure, Playboy may have choose a different Playmate for the future Playmate of The Year 2020, but these five for sure are really strong candidates:
5. Yoli Lara
Like the ocean, Yoli Lara will draw you in. A gorgeous and radiant model from Bayamón, Puerto Rico, Yoli is our Miss June 2019. “For me, the beach is everything,” she begins. “I was born on an island, so I feel very tied to the ocean.” A dreamer and go-getter, Yoli knew she had to leave Puerto Rico to chase her dreams.
“I left all my family. I knew I had to step out of my comfort zone,” she tells us. After Hurricane Maria hit, Yoli moved back home to help. “I told my mom, ‘I’m going to compete for Miss Puerto Rico in the Miss Universe pageant. I want to use that platform to say something.’” During this time, Yoli worked with a local nonprofit to aid in the supply of clean water in her hometown. “Winning would have been a dream, but it wasn’t in the cards for me,” she says, looking back. “If I had won, I wouldn’t have been able to do this story!”
After moving to Los Angeles again, it hadn’t even been two weeks until we asked Yoli to be our Miss June. “I remember thinking, this is it — my validation,” she says, “the universe follows through.” Now more than ever, Yoli wants to use her platform to spread positivity and awareness. “I said yes because I think any chance a woman gets to showcase her power is a great opportunity. I didn’t get this because I look the way I look…[but] because I have something to say,” she says.
After 12 years in the business, and experiencing all of its sides, Hilda Dias Pimentel is all about loving the skin she is in. It took some time to get there, but now that she has, she wants to help young girls feel the same.
“It took me years to unlearn the toxic thoughts I had about my body, and it’s still a daily struggle,” she says.
“It wasn’t until I started modeling nude that I was forced to let go of what I saw as flaws and embrace my work with more confidence.
At this point in my career, I want to use this platform to empower young women. Find your pleasure. Pursue it without fear.”
Miss September 2019, Sophie O’Neil started modeling almost by accident. All the way from Bexley, England, Sophie is ecstatic to be in the States for the first time, and posing for Playboy.
After studying hair and makeup for film and television, Sophie fell into the modeling industry and is now loving her new career. “I was on Instagram looking for makeup work, and photographers started asking me, ‘Can you model?’ I was like, ‘Uh, I can try.’ And it kind of happened from there,” she tells us.
“I’ve been modeling for about a year now. When I was younger I secretly wanted to be a model, but I would never admit it to anyone.” Though her story isn’t typical, Sophie is loving where she is now. “Looking back, It was weird how it all came about. But I’m so glad it did,” she says. “I can’t wait to see what will happen for me in the future.”
2. Jordy Murray
“My favorite thing about Playboy, and also the scary thing about it, is that everybody has their own personal relationship with the brand. Like cilantro or the word moist, it elicits strong reactions.
My friends and family were all super supportive of my decision—not that they had a choice; I’ve been running around naked since I was five years old. With any concerns that I encountered, I reminded myself that I was doing it because I wanted to.
If female nudity offends some people, that’s fine. If others think that female nudity undermines the word and ideal of feminism, that’s also fine. I don’t agree with either of those sentiments, and I’m so proud of what we created for this issue.”
1. Megan Moore
Megan Moore is glowing — with self-love, beauty, and positivity. A long-time model, our Miss February 2019 has seen the good and bad of the industry. “Being in the modeling industry has been hard, but it has turned out to be one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done,” she tells us. Scouted several times at 16-years-old, Megan was unsure of this career path but ultimately decided to give it a try.
“Literally everything related to my appearance was torn down, and I’ve built myself back up,” she says. “I had to relearn how to love myself, and more importantly, to love myself no matter what anybody else has to say. I’m unbreakable now.” Grateful for where she is now in her journey, the gorgeous and thoughtful, Megan is glad to see a change on the horizon in the modeling world. “Models are becoming more authentic. All these girls and boys are stepping up and saying, ‘Hey this isn’t real. This is real, this is who I am,’ and that’s beautiful,” she says.
When she’s not in front of our cameras, you can usually find Megan hanging out at home, going for hikes, or playing video games. “I’m about to sound like such a grandma, but I really just love a good book,” she laughs. “I feel sexiest when I’ve just finished a really tough hike! There’s no more empowering feeling than when I have accomplished something that’s really hard on my body. It makes me feel like a badass.”