Miss June 2010 Katie Vernola is addicted to Celebrity Rehab, loves chocolate and spends her winters going dune riding in the desert. We caught up with Katie (who is this week’s Playmate Xtra) for the latest round of questions from our Facebook fans.
Eric Applebee: If you could be animal what would it be and why?Katie: This sounds weird but probably a bird. I love to travel and I would be able to look over everything and see all the different places of the world.
Mike Wesoloski: What inspired you to pose for Playboy?Katie: Looking at the magazine and seeing all the beautiful women…I was drawn to it. I wanted to be like them. I started learning more about it from The *Girls Next Door *and I thought it would be a great sisterhood to be a part of.
Mike Hawk: If you could change one thing in your life what would it be?Katie: I probably wouldn’t change it, but if I lived another life I would change living in the United States. I would like to live in Europe—Italy, of course, because I’m Italian.
Steven Mersereau: If you could have one thing in the world what would it be and why?Katie: That’s a tough one but I guess special powers. That would definitely be helpful in making my wishes come true, and everyone else’s of course. Like Bruce Almighty.
Vlad Stoichescu: What’s your favorite scary movie?Katie: I would say Saw because it’s really gross. I had to turn my head during a few scenes but it’s definitely worth seeing.
Darrell Lahman: What are your plans for the future and what would be your dream job?Katie: As of right now I am finishing up college so I would love to work with the production team for Playboy. I think the whole process of the photography and videos coming together would be an absolute dream job. Watching it is so much fun and all the people are awesome. Having the magazine to look at as a finished product—I think that would be an awesome job.
David Giaimo: What is your favorite dessert?Katie: Man, this is a teaser because I’m on a diet now but I’ll dream for a second. I would say a molten chocolate cake with hot fudge in the middle, strawberries and whipped cream. It’s my favorite.
Michael Eskenazi: What are your hobbies?Katie: I love going to the desert during the winter because they have these dunes out here. It’s like a rollercoaster but you’re driving yourself, so if you mess up you’re going down. But it’s so much fun. I just like to drive. My grandma has a farm where she has as big dirt lot and I can just drive my car in circles. It gets my adrenaline pumping. I definitely like to do that when she’s not looking.
Jed Muse: What would be your perfect date?Katie: A perfect date would be going out to a nice dinner, but it doesn’t have to be that nice. I’m a cheap date. I enjoy burgers and fries, too. Then end it off with a movie cuddling in bed or on the couch or by a nice fire. But to finish it off I would have to have chocolate ice cream and strawberries.
Jonathan Miller: What’s your favorite television show?Katie: I love Celebrity Rehab. It’s so addicting to watch. Once you start watching you can’t stop. It’s a huge eye-opener.
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