Miss July 2014 Sun-Kissed Jessica Vaugn
Model and a makeup artist Jessica Vaugn isn’t new to PLAYBOY. She’s a former PLAYBOY Cyber Girl who has graced the pages of several PLAYBOY publications, contributed to a PLAYBOY blog, and supplied makeup services for dozens of PLAYBOY models. And along the way she’s built an avid international following online. “Vaugnatics,” she calls them. “That’s all good. But there’s something extra special about being Playmate of the Month,” she says. “I was so thrilled to hear PLAYBOY South Africa was interested in me.”
She was also thrilled to shoot her pictorial at a beachside estate. A native of Kansas, in the middle of North America, Jessica relocated to the coast and vows never to leave. “I just love the beach and the coastal sunshine. So this shoot was perfect for me.”
Turn-ons: When it comes to men, I know what I want! I value morals, intelligence, consistency, dependability, a sense of adventure, compassionate, open- mindedness and an entrepreneurial spirit.
Turn-offs: A judgmental attitude, racism, disregard for the feelings of others, laziness.
My dream date:What we do during the time isn’t as significant as the overall imprint the date leaves on me. The date would be engaging, yet effortless.
People I’d like to meet: Oprah, Stephen Colbert, Dr Drew Pinsky, Richard Branson, Eckhart Tolle, Gloria Allred, Russell James, among others.
Three things I can’t live without: my iPhone (with signal and internet), sunshine and a totally intoxicating vision for my life and a clear path to bring it about.
My guilty pleasure:Conversation. Meaningful connection with someone who interests me.
My favorite food:Coffee and tea lattes.
My biggest fear is:My life on earth ending and the sensation I didn’t make a lasting difference and/or that I didn’t experience what was out there for the experiencing.
Get me a plane ticket to:Bali, Indonesia.
Happiness is: A choice! Happiness is accepting what is happening in this moment and choosing to not be anxious about a future we can’t dictate or regretful about a past we can’t change.
I’m not embarrassed to say:Every lesson I learned the hard way. Secrets lose their power when we share them freely. Their bondage is in the hiding.
Sexy is: The confidence to be totally and unapologetically yourself.
Posing for PLAYBOY was: A totally wonderful embodiment of all my modeling goals.
My current crush: I have a total crush on Patrick Wilson playing Dr Michael Holt, a neurosurgeon on A Gifted Man, which, sadly, was only given 16 episodes to win me over and maintain my doctor fixation. I have another huge crush, this 1967 silver Mustang Fastback we Americans simply refer to as “Eleanor”, from the film, Gone in 60 Seconds. Dream car!
Favorite quote: “There’s a voice that doesn’t use words, listen.” – Rumi
- Bust: 34C
- Waist: 25″
- Hips: 36″
- Height: 5’4″
Photography by John Zelezny - www.johnzeleznyphoto.com
Hair by Francisco Pinto
Published in Playboy South Africa July 2014