Beth Williams, Playboy’s Miss August 2012, is a country girl at heart. ”I was raised on a dairy farm in Athens County, rural Ohio,” she told Playboy. “I spent my childhood outdoors. I played sports after school, went four-wheeling, and my dad took me hunting and fishing.”
She developed an interest in modeling as a teenager, but education was her top priority growing up outside a college town. After high school she attended nearby Ohio University where she double-majored in health administration and long-term care while also earning a certificate in gerontology. She went on to obtain a Master’s Degree in health administration. “I’d like to get my doctorate,” she said, “and I plan to use my earnings as a model to open an assisted living facility for the elderly.”
After graduation Beth signed with a modeling agency, and her clients have included Bed Bath & Beyond, Macy's, The Limited, Frontgate and Coquette Lingerie. That experience helped build her confidence and gave her the courage to submit her portfolio to Playboy. “I was really nervous,” she said. “It was my first time posing nude.” It wouldn’t be her last. She was featured in the College Girls, Nudes and Lingerie issues of Playboy’s Special Editions. She made Cybergirl of the Week in January 2010 and went on to become Special Editions Model of the Year. Beth was asked to test for Playmate, and Hugh Hefner selected her to be Miss August 2012. “It’s a dream come true. Playboy is the highest standard of beauty, and I wouldn’t pose nude for any other magazine.” In addition to her modeling work, Beth has worked as a brand representative for YOR Health supplements, where she educates seniors about health and nutrition.
Beth told Playboy that she’s an adrenaline junkie. “I go powered parasailing most evenings.” She also likes skydiving, ATV riding, whitewater rafting and tubing. “Water parks and thrill rides are the perfect date!” she said. Beth loves hanging out in her pool and playing beer pong on a floating beer pong table. “I dominate at beer pong,” she said. In calmer moments, Beth enjoys woodworking, gardening and cooking. “I like taking unhealthy recipes and trying to recreate them using healthier ingredients.” Beth makes her home on 38 acres in her native Athens County, where she spends as much time as possible with her friends, family and dogs.