Hugh Hefner once said, "Once a bunny, always a bunny." Seven former Playboy bunnies are showing us that's the case by recreating their iconic Playboy covers decades later. The results are nothing short of amazing, proving that just because time passes doesn't mean looks have to fade.
Candace Collins worked at the Playboy Club in Chicago before making her appearance on the cover of the magazine. Said Collins of her experience as a cover girl, "The Playboy photographers and assistants were all friends of mine. “I did a lot of test cover shoots... I now know just how special those shoots were and feel very, very lucky to be in such a unique sorority.”
Shortly after Kimberly Conrad Hefner's appearance on the cover of Playboy, she was voted Playmate of the Year. Conrad Hefner was also the second wife of Hugh Hefner. The blonde bombshell has two children with Hefner.
Today, Conrad Hefner is 54 and looks as stunning as she did in 1988. Conrad Hefner had a messy divorce with the Playboy founder. Hugh Hefner claimed that his then-wife cheated on him even though he had been faithful throughout their union.
Before Lisa Matthews graced the cover of Playboy, she had been signed to a traditional modeling agency. The sunny blonde says she recieved a positive response after posing for Playboy. “I’d be traveling and people would come up to me and they’d say, ‘I think I’ve seen you in a national magazine.’ The funniest place that happened was outside the Vatican in Rome," said Matthews.
Matthews has been in a long-term relationship with producer Joel Silver. While Matthews was successful as a model, she only had one acting role. She appeared in a Bruce Willis flop entitled Hudson Hawk.
Charlotte Kemp Muhl started modeling at the tender age of 13. Kemp Muhl was introduced through her roommate. "My roommate was Jill De Vries. She was already a Playmate and she kept on saying, 'You've got to do Playboy with those boobs!'" recalls Kemp Muhl.
After convincing from her roommate, Kemp Muhl stumbled into Playboy in Chicago while drunk one Saturday night. On Monday morning, Kemp Muhl was in Los Angeles shooting her 1983 cover. Kemp Muhl has barely aged at all and looks as amazing as she did over 30 years ago!
Renee Tenison, the Playmate of the Year in 1990, but her appointment has historic value. Tenison the magazine's first African-American Playmate of the Year. Tenison's appointment was not without controversy, as some criticized how she was being objectified.
Tenison, who is now 48, spoke out against the controversy. "When I did Playboy, there was a little bit of controversy because I was the first African-American Playmate of the Year and some women were saying I was being objectified. But I said, 'Well, if you're pro-choice, shouldn't I have the right to choose what I want to do?' If I want to pose nude, I should be able to pose nude! When the issue came out, the response was 90% positive and maybe 10% didn’t like it," said Tenison.
Before appearing on the cover of Playboy, Cathy St. George worked as a makeup artist for the magazine. Modeling was not in her career path. Before modeling, St. George “had already been married and worked as the executive for a company," but she ended up moving to Los Angeles and the rest is history.
St. George was good friends with fellow Playboy model Monique St. Pierre. “Monique was my sidekick and we were bad! I don’t remember most of the eighties. If you lived it, you don’t remember it," said St. George.
Before Monique St. Pierre appeared on the cover of Playboy in 1979, she was "kind of known" as a model. Still, St. Pierre enjoyed her time working for the magazine. She even lived in the famed Playboy Mansion for one year and was known as the "mama" of the house.
After her modeling career ended, St. Pierre continued working for the Playboy brand as the manager for the Playboy channel. The 63-year-old has since switched professions. “I run a recovery house for women addicted to alcohol and drugs. What I’m doing now is such an honor and privilege. I get to witness miracles," says St. Pierre.