Allison Parks, Playboy’s Miss October 1965, went on to be named Playmate of the Year 1966. Allison was born Gloria Waldron. She grew up in Glendale, California. In her 1965 Playboy interview, she said, “I have two brothers and a sister (one brother and my sister are twins). We are just a typical small-town family. My parents have been married more than 25 years.” Allison was a cheerleader at Glendale High School, and she told Playboy her favorite sport is bowling. “I feel great when I can beat my date’s score. I also love the beach and swimming and getting a better tan than last year’s.”
Allison revealed an adventurous side in her interview. “I am learning to fly light planes—that’s my current love! I used to grow orchids but I find flying more exciting.” Allison listed her turn-ons for Playboy: “men, sports cars, Ian Fleming’s books, wild colors, and the beach.” Her turn-offs included “people who keep time to music when there ain’t no music! Also, I dislike mustaches and beards.”
Allison told us, “I would like to do something creative and rewarding while I’m young. I hope this is the first step toward making my biography more exciting!” That dream came true—after posing for Playboy, Allison went on to have a successful modeling and acting career. She appeared in many TV commercials, along with the movies High Road and Munchie Strikes Back.