Karen McDougal

Karen McDougal
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Karen McDougal in Los Angeles
on October 1, 2011
Born (1971-03-23) March 23, 1971 (age 49)[1]
Playboy centerfold appearance
December 1997
Preceded byInga Drozdova
Succeeded byHeather Kozar
Playboy Playmate of the Year
1998
Preceded byVictoria Silvstedt
Succeeded byHeather Kozar
Personal details
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)[1]
Weight125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)[1]

Official website
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Karen McDougal (born March 23, 1971) is an American model and actress. She is known for her appearances in Playboy magazine as Playmate of the Month for December 1997[1] and Playmate of the Year of 1998.[3] In 2001, the readers of Playboy voted McDougal the runner-up of "The sexiest Playmate of the 1990s".[4]

McDougal taught pre-kindergarten before winning a swimwear competition that launched her career as a glamour, promotional, and swimsuit model. Since her appearances in Playboy, she has extended her career into a wide variety of appearances in mainstream media, including other magazine modeling, television commercials, and minor acting, with mixed success. She has been a successful fitness model, with multiple magazine appearances including being the first woman to appear on the cover of Men's Fitness magazine. She starred in The Arena, a direct-to-video film, and inspired the creation of a fantasy art statuette and a doll.

McDougal is a fitness enthusiast, since having, in her childhood, engaged in ballet study and high school sports. She is an avid motorcycle and car collector. Since her Playmate days, she has maintained a largely private social life. The revelation of an affair with Donald Trump from 2006 to 2007 and its subsequent coverup have put her into national headlines before and after the 2016 United States presidential election.

  1. ^ a b c d Cite error: The named reference PB1997 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  2. ^ Cite error: The named reference PBV1997 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  3. ^ Fegley, Richard, & Wayda, Stephen (photographers). "Playmate of the Year: Karen McDougal takes a bow", Playboy, vol. 45, issue 7, p. 130-141, July 1998.
  4. ^ "About me" Archived March 31, 2010, at the Wayback Machine, at Karen McDougal's official site. Retrieved March 23, 2009.