Friday, June 22, 2007

Weekly Hits and Misses

I don't give enough attention to Cyber Girls of the Week, I know. But it's important for any good critic of Playboy girls to look at them. Why? Because that's where the talent comes from, of course. Playmates constantly earn fame from being CGOW's, then making leaps toward CGOM's, and the later jump to Playmate.

It's important to see the great talent in the CGOW world because lots of it goes unnoticed. There are some tough months where 2 or 3 girls are excellent. With that close competition, a great CGOW can be cast into oblivion after losing by only a couple hundred votes. That's where I'm making a stand.

Let's look back at a couple months and dissect close races. Were they good moves? Bad ones? What could the girls have done differently? Also, let's throw some predictions in for the past couple of months, and see if they come close (or if Playboy voters really are that smart).

February 2007 Jennifer Hurt (winner) vs. Veronica Tejada
The battle between Jennifer and Veronica was heated and interesting. The thing that put Jennifer over the top was her scorching pictorial theme, like you can see here. But I'll say, even though Jenny is a pretty girl with a great body that fits almost any outfit, you can't argue with Veronica's flavor. Jennifer has no character or soul to her pictorials, while Veronica is always full of eye-catching character. Her body is sexy, her style is familiar, and her act is just flawed enough to be realistically engaging. It's hard to argue that she was the best girl of February, even though she was robbed by the celebrity that was Jennifer (at the time, Jenny was already a coed of the month, something that already gave her some decent exposure). Consensus... Thumbs Down

November 2006 Ashlee Jae (winner) vs. Crystal Alice vs. Amanda Corey
I originally wondered how Ashlee Jae could have nabbed CGOM honors with other contenders around. She was a weak candidate... pale skin, inconsistent looks, and a bit oversized. But after seeing her competition in November of 06, there's not much of a question. Crystal Alice looks best with her clothes on, and although Amanda Corey's smooth looks are quite sexy, they're still not memorable at all. Ashlee won it with her voluptuous appeal and dark contrasts, which certainly made her worth remembering. Consensus... Thumbs Up

May 2006
Breann McGregor (winner) vs. Thea
It's already a long shot when you've got a single word entered as your Cyber Girl name, but it doesn't help that you have to face off against the future Cyber Girl of the Year. Thea was dead from the start when she was chosen for May's CGOM race against Breann McGregor. But was she really that overmatched? She brought a gorgeous face with her bronzed, godlike body. It was her stare that really captured the camera well, with those eyes tilted high and grasping the camera. But then again, Breann was NOT a fair matchup. She's just too flawless and photogenic to be beaten. Consensus... Thumbs Up


March 2007
Daniella Bae, Marie Francis, Kylie Jayde Anderson, Alexia Mason
March was truly a terrible month for Cyber Girls. All four look like future flops that wouldn't be able to compete in any other month. Both Daniella Bae and Marie Francis are barely worth mentioning, since Daniella is a trashy stripper-esque cookie cutout, while Marie looks too plastic for her own good. Kylie sports a fresh face and a body that's nothing to sniff at, but her posing abilities are horrible and uninspired. Alexia Mason is on and off... she has her moments of genius, like anytime she's lying down, like here and here, but there's little else for her to offer.
Prediction: Kylie Jayde Anderson

April 2007
Patrycja Mikula, Nikki Fiction, Adriana, Gianna Lowe, DeAnna McCarver
April is a bit better than March, but not by much. By the looks of it, the CGOM's of the future have a lot of catching up to do in order to impress anyone. Patrycja is a pretty girl, but will need to work on her posing skills to get me riled up. Her smile looks a little fake, as well, but no one's complaining about her body. I can't say enough bad about Nikki Fiction... she's trashy, small-breasted, and just looks unclassy. If Playboy was trying to throw a curve ball by busting out the rocker chick look, it definitely wasn't working. She's a good try, but c'mon... try increasing her breast cup a few sizes (34A?? COME ON!) and then check back. She might just be intriguing. "Adriana" is a pretty girl, as she looks wistful and dreamy in some photos (see pic 9), but she's no winner. A bit pale, I think. Gianna is a short, rock hard girl who's got a petite, tough body and a unique, cheery look. She's pretty and has a versatility to her that's lacking in the other girls this month. DeAnna, the last girl, has a great body, but when it comes down to it, a face that can't please. Sorry, honey.
Prediction: Gianna Lowe

May 2007
Cristal Camden, Shandie, Cherish Lee Crum, Stephanie Olson
May proves to be a step better, with some interesting candidates and an improving cast. Cristal Camden isn't one of them, though. She's a 26-year old with the face of an older woman, but the body is just right. But with that aging look, how can that excellent body ever shine? Shandie is another girl who's a continuation of the Nikki Fiction story of last month. She's a rocker chick who's decked out with trashy lingerie and a haircut from hell. But, she's got a nice, slender body, so that makes up for what Nikki completely lacked in that department. Leaning a little bit off the trashiness could make her a dark horse contender, but it's doubtful. Cherish Lee Crum is a black girl who's really very beautiful, and caught me off guard with what she's done. She has an incredible natural look complete with a lovely face and a leggy body. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing if she can bring more to the table. Topping off the month is Chicago girl Stephanie Olson, who I mentioned in an earlier post. She caught my eye with her sex-filled gaze and golden goddess-like features. Definitely worth watching out for.
Prediction: Stephanie Olson ... although my favorite is definitely Cherish.

June 2007
Carlotta Champagne, Jenna Jordan, Jo Garcia, Laurena Lacey
The month of June is a promising one for bringing home a good CGOM. A picture of Carlotta Champagne enticed me at first, but I found her to ultimately be flat, but pretty nonetheless. Her thighs were a bit large, but she makes up for it with her bright-eyed beauty. Next is Jenna Jordan, who resembles a typical Hefmate, a classic blonde bombshell. She's not the most unique girl on the block, but she might get that Hefmate advantage in the final running. That would be a shame, because you have great competition in Jo Garcia, who's a fresh face, and a welcome new look. Jo is a 27-year old New York girl with a face that can make your jaw drop. Combine that with tall (5' 7"), perfectly subtle curves, and you have a true winner. Check out this photo of her sprawled out in bed, and tell me you don't wanna see a month's worth of that dreamy specimen. Lastly, Laurena is a girl who's a bit unsure of herself in her photos. She has a body to die for, but needs something a little interesting to truly set her apart.
Prediction: Jo Garcia

Monday, June 11, 2007

A Taste of Something New

Playboy's out to prove you wrong. If you've been saying that there isn't enough creativity and inspiration in the Playmates of today, you've got another thing coming. Playmates today not only are far more diverse in nature than those of the past, but they're also a lot sexier, plain and simple. Today's Playmates have guts and depth - daring and feminism that isn't overpowering, and isn't crossing the line past femininity that's been prized at the magazine for decades.

Case in point: Brittany Binger. Miss June is a phenomenal talent that's incomparable to anything I've seen so far at Playboy. She's bright, sexy, and tantalizing, not to mention charming from the very start.

Right from the get go, Brittany looks angelic. As we'll see, she goes through lots of layers and depth. She's got lots of different looks, and we'll see this one more often... the sexy siren. Her pictorial is brilliantly done, also, as we'll also see.

Sprawled out on the bed in pic 07, Brittany shows her next dimension - the typical Playboy sex goddess. She's a lot more than typical, since she's got a unique face and a smile that lights up the camera. This one, however, does her great justice. It's safe to say that Miss Binger is small and curvy, just the right amount so that she looks like an explosion of sex appeal when she curls up on the bed.

Brittany peels back another layer in pic 11, where her sexy costuming blends with her beautiful face, and offers a whole new perspective on the same girl. How she can change from scene to scene is beyond words. It's a talent that's natural for Miss June. This photo shows another sexy side of Brittany, laden with girl-next-door hotness. With this many different looks, Brittany is starting to get me really excited for how this pictorial might wrap up and climax.

She does it again in pic 27, towards the end of the pictorial, where she slips into her centerfold outfit, a gorgeous candy striper getup. She comes off as a strong, intimidating mistress with an amazing gaze that's tough to match. Her underwear falls off like butter, her skin bronzed and smooth. Brittany knows how to cap off a pictorial with fireworks, as she heats things up in the shadows, sexily flaunting her gorgeous body and allowing the reflections to wrap around her supple breasts.

All in all, Brittany promised something exotic last month, and she delivered by dominating my expectations and leaving me amazingly satisfied. The first half of 2007 has shaped up to be one of the best Playmate classes in years, and we're not even finished yet. Month after month, I've been crowning a new favorite for PMOY, this one being Brittany, who'll be a surefire fan favorite. Jayde Nicole, Tyran Richard, and Shannon James make it an uphill climb, but it's shaping up to be a great year!

Consensus... A

Brittany Binger
Playmate of the Month June 2007

Friday, June 1, 2007


Lots of updates and things going on in the world of Playboy since I last posted... new girls, new contests for titles have opened up, and lots more to talk about. I think I'll run through the categories to make sure I get a little bit on each girl along the way...

Cyber Girls
Breann McGregor is the current Cyber Girl of the Year, and she's shaping up to be a damn good one, as usual. With all the great Cyber Girl candidates each year, there's little way they can mess this up.

For those of you not familiar with Breann, she's become huge in terms of internet buzz. She's a major fan favorite because of her sexy curves and beautiful stare. She's voluptuous in all the right places, and her breasts are heavenly... almost perfect.

Only three of her pictorials are in, but these are my fave pics from each so far...
Pictorial 1, pic 46 : this picture shows off Breann's essence... a perfect landscape of lovely bronzed skin, smooth and perfect. Her breasts and eyes capture the shot awesomely.
Pictorial 2, pic 39 : legendary photographer George Georgiou takes away the youthful restraints that Breann has in this photo, and puts her in the shadows to trace the nuances of her skin. It plays off perfectly, and is a more mature, artistic shot with sex appeal written all over it.
Pictorial 3, pic 32 : Breann is full-bodied and gorgeous, but she's also got some spunk in her yet. This pic is stretched and puts it all out there. There aren't many words to describe it... the pictorials can only get better.

I also usually don't comment on CG of the Week entries, but newcomer Stephanie Olson caught my attention today. Her full lips and nicely proportioned body might take her places. I'll keep an eye on her, as her stock might rise soon.

In other news, former coed of the month Jennifer Hurt is now a CGOM! She's really moving up the ranks, and once her pictorial blossoms a bit more, I'll keep it up to date.

In the world of the elite Playmates, not much changed. It's the pinnacle, but it's often got the least to offer a fan, not to mention some of the decision-making by Hef and Co. is a little off sometimes. One of the only places to get full-on Playmate action is the "Playmate Xtra" section. Who's the extra for this month? Qiana Chase. Is that really how slow things are going for Playboy? Qiana doesn't need to be exposed any further... I saw enough of her after her preview pictorial.

Good news is that the upcoming Playmate looks like a doosie. Brittany Binger doesn't look that great in her Playmate Preview, but pics like this one make me look forward to the actual pictorial, which is usually way better, anyway. She's pretty exotic, but a risk because of her odd facial structure. I'll be interested to see how she looks with touched up photos.

The young guns have been putting up a fight recently. After great entries like Courtney Tyler and Jennifer Hurt, along comes Cristal Houston this month. Cristal is a pure knockout with a dreamy, angelic face and a killer body. Check out her Week 4 Videos for some real shower excitement. She is what I call a "video girl," where she looks much better in motion than she does in pictures. She's just not incredibly photogenic, but she's a sexual dynamo. Still, pictures like this one convey her sexual energy just fine, but it still sells her a little short. Cristal's week 1 and 2 videos are also amazing, with week 1's outfit being a total A+ pick! Can you really ever go wrong with a really short skirt?

So that's all for now... just a little update with no real ratings or anything. These girls will all get out what they have in the upcoming weeks, and as I get more info on the current Playmate and other details, I'll get on here with the latest.