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Photography by John Zelezny 

An exquisite combination of smarts and curves, Shantal Monique is our special discovery for Miss May. She grew up in some of North America’s dampest locations – small towns in the states of Washington and Alaska. But today she resides in one of that continent’s most arid spots – Arizona – where she’s a biochemistry major at Arizona State University.

“I was raised in some beautiful, rainy places,” she says. “But I much prefer year-round swimming, hot desert nights, and dry weather. And I don’t mind sweating a little.”

Shantal, who rarely earns anything but an “A” in college courses, is aiming at a career in health care – possibly as a physician. In the meantime, she models occasionally to pay the bills, usually for lingerie companies in nearby California. “Before I get to graduate school, I want to see where modeling can take me – preferably to amazing locations around the globe. I was hoping one of the PLAYBOY magazines would notice me. And guess what? South Africa was first!” We have the keenest eye for gorgeousness, Shantal. Welcome to the Playmate family.

What are your professional ambitions? To become a known international model, to become an actress (busy working on that now), to graduate from college and to make a positive impact on people’s lives.

Turn-ons: A guy who is funny, intelligent, has a great smile and smells good, is a bit mysterious and is tech-savvy.

Turn-offs: Someone who is overly confident, lacks a sense of humor, or is jealous.

My dream date: Spending the day exploring and maybe going for a hike or snorkeling, followed by an exciting dinning experience (I love trying new foods) and a nice walk along a beach sounds dreamy… However, I would be very happy with dinner and a movie in bed!

Three things I can’t live without: My family, iPhone and water!

My guilty pleasure: An ice-cold beer.

Happiness is: A journey.

I’m not embarrassed to say: I love food and sex.

Sexy is: Feeling sexy about yourself. Feeling sexy is a state of mind. Own your sexiness. I feel sexiest in dark colored lingerie.

Posing for PLAYBOY was: Exhilarating, freeing and empowering.

If I could change anything it would be: The way people judge one another, with or without intent.

  • Bust: 32D
  • Waist: 25
  • Hips: 34
  • Height: 5’5’’
  • Weight: 120lbs
  • Eye color: Brown

Photography by John Zelezny - 
Hair and Make Up: Jessica Vaugn

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