Playboy's Miss August 1978
If I feel something is right, I go ahead with it. I don’t examine my feelings.
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About Vicki Witt:
She was simply beautiful with her flowing brown hair, sparkling eyes and love of all things sporty. The fact that she could eat more than anyone we’ve ever met and still stay so slim had us intrigued.
Playmate Vicki Witt is the first to admit that her childhood was far from ideal. Moving around from town to town within Michigan with her large family made up of seven children, Vicki had limited opportunities to break out of her shell and establish who she was. It took some time, but eventually the all-natural sweetheart learned who Vicki Witt truly is. “I’ve got the boy-girl thing down,” laughs our voluptuous Miss August 1978. She’s easygoing, a tomboy, a diva on the dancefloor and a total optimist who sees the beauty everyday things. “There are a lot of things I like: a summer day, the smell of rain, skating, pinball, riding my ten-speed. I love kids; I could have hundreds. I’ve got lots of patience, so I’ll be an understanding parent,” says Vicki. “I don’t try to put on a front. That’s like lying; it doesn’t help and you get yourself confused.” Photographer David Chan first brought our Miss August 1978 to our attention when he was at Michigan State looking for girls to take part in our Girls of the Big Ten 1977 pictorial.
She was simply beautiful with her flowing brown hair, sparkling eyes and love of all things sporty. The fact that she could eat more than anyone we’ve ever met and still stay so slim had us intrigued. “This is the happiest period of my life. I have a feeling something good is going to happen. The people I’m meeting are exciting and I’m starting to do all the things I’ve always wanted to,” admits the wise model. “If I feel something is right, I go ahead with it. I don’t examine my feelings. Then if something doesn’t go right, I just put it in the past.” Thankfully, posing for Playboy felt more than just right. With her newfound fame and everyone uttering the name Vicki Witt, she used this as an opportunity to work in Hollywood. Working on the visual effects of films like Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, Vicki Witt knew finally figured out who she really is and what she’s really meant to do.
One day not too long ago, Vicki Witt put her childhood behind her. It was time. Vicki had grown up in a family of seven children in and around Lansing, Michigan. She had never traveled. Her education was spotty, grabbed on the run as her family moved from one city in Michigan to another. She learned early to look out for herself, as people in large families do. She learned about relationships quickly, too. “I’ve got the boy-girl thing down,” she says with assurance. The fact is, she has more than that: She has Vicki down, which is more than some people can say at 90, much less at 19. We first heard about Vicki when photographer David Chan spotted her at Michigan State while doing last year’s Girls of the Big Ten pictorial. Among the things that attracted us to her was her easygoing style, seasoned with an uncommon amount of common sense.
Actually, easygoing is something of an understatement. Vicki could read a book in a burning house. She views life with a cool imperturbability born of an acute sense of her own identity. She knows where she is, adapts to new situations easily and blows you away with her candor. She could also blow you away on a baseball diamond or on a disco floor. Her 5’7″ frame is almost pure energy; she’s a tomboy, strong and resilient, with a love of sports, from hockey to horseback riding, and she likes nothing better than to dance all night. In the meantime, she puts away enough food to fuel someone twice her size. How she’ll eventually use all that energy is still up in the air. Her present plan calls for voice training for a singing career. But she has the looks and personality for the screen, too. Whatever she does, Vicki is ready. “This is the happiest period of my life. I have a feeling something good is going to happen. The people I’m meeting are exciting and I’m starting to do all the things I’ve always wanted to.” All of which signals to the girl from Lansing that it’s time for her life to begin in earnest.