Miss January 2016
- Eye ColorBrown Eyes
- Hair ColorBrunettes
- HometownMount Vernon, Washington
- TitlesMiss January 2016
About Amberleigh West
Playboy’s Playmate of the Month for January 2016 is Amberleigh West. Since she appeared in the January/February 2016 double issue of Playboy, Amberleigh is one of the final two Playmates to pose naked for the magazine, along with Miss February 2016 Kristy Garett, because the next issue was the first non-nude edition in the history of the magazine.
Amberleigh grew up in the Pacific Northwest, which had a tremendous impact on her childhood. She says, “Being outside comes so naturally to me– excuse the pun. I bike, kayak and wakeboard. When my friends and I go camping, I’m the one who starts the fire.” This is part of the reason why her Playmate pictorial took place in a series of beautiful nature scenes, highlighting her woodsy background.
Before posing for Playboy, Amberleigh worked as a paralegal. She has a sharp attention to detail and makes sure to always use proper grammar. She also is a fan of Ayn Rand and became an admirer of the objectivist philosophy back in high school.
Despite these leanings toward a life behind a desk, Amberleigh knew she wanted to be in front of the camera her whole life. She says, “I’ve wanted to act since I was little, when I used my mom’s camera to film skits with my friends.” While she felt naturally inclined towards this life, she says she wasn’t sure it was suited for her. “For a long time I didn’t think I could model, let alone be a Playmate, because I was never the pretty, popular girl guys asked to the dance,” she says. “I finally learned to stop caring about what others thought.” We’re guessing a lot of those guys from her high school days are kicking themselves now.
Amberleigh hopes that her Playmate experience will help jumpstart her acting career. She’s appearing in an upcoming indie movie with Miss September 2015 Monica Sims and Playmate of the Year 2015 Dani Mathers. Many people say she looks a lot like Emma Watson, who happens to be Amberleigh’s favorite actress. It certainly can’t hurt your career when you look exactly like one of the most famous women in the world.