Jennifer Lavoie Interview
(Playboy's X-Treme Team)
She was Playboy’s Playmate in August 1993.
In October 1994, she made the cover of the magazine.
She was one of the original members of Playboy’s X-Treme Team; a group of Playmate’s who competed in extreme adventure racing.
These days she’s an entrepreneur.
We are talking of course about Jennifer Lavoie.
Q – Jennifer, you didn’t want to pose nude for Playboy. When you asked your mother she said-----Do it! Were you surprised by her answer? What did your father say?
A – She (my mother) has always been very supportive of me so it didn’t surprise me. My dad was a typical dad-----but, he was fine with it.
Q – When a woman poses for Playboy, how does your life change?
A – I think it’s the person. My character and my personality didn’t change a bit. I still have the same best friends that I did in 1st and 2nd grade. I think that says something about my character. I think it’s good to stay true to your roots and not get caught up in the limelight.
Q – Did you receive t.v. modeling, and film offers?
A – Many doors opened up for me after being a Centerfold. I moved on to become one of the first members of the Playboy X-Treme Team and competed in one of the toughest adventure races out there-----Eco Challenge. That is one of my most rewarding things I have ever done. I’m an entrepreneur and working on my 4th company. I love coming up with new ideas and inspiring others to be creative.
Q – I noticed that unlike many of the Playboy Centerfolds you did not go on Howard Stern’s t.v. or radio show. Were you asked?
A – Of course. I would not do his show. I think he degrades women and that is just not for me.
Q – What kind of people are joining your fan club?
A – I have very loyal fans, some have been with my site since 1998. I think people enjoy it because I’m very hands on. I run my own site and actually answer e-mail several times a day. Some will actually question if it’s really me. I always respond the same, ‘If you can’t run your own website, you shouldn’t have one!’
Q – Your mother started a handbag co. You started a co that manufactures fabric plant hangers. How much of a market place is there for fabric plant hangers?
A – I actually started the handbag company with my mom, then bought her out. I ran that for 12 years and then decided to sell it. It was time to move on to something new. The plant hangers (www.primitiveplanters.com) is doing awesome. We are selling all over the country, E-Commerce, etc. 2009 is going to be an awesome year for us?
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