Britany Nola was Playboy’s Miss November 2012. Born Britany Nola Patterson in Toronto, her father was black, and her mother was white. “I feel lucky to have been raised with two distinct perspectives,” she told Playboy. “It wasn’t without its difficulties – other peoples’ judgment, for one thing. People treated me differently because I was mixed. But both of my parents are therapists, and I was raised to have a good head on my shoulders.”
Britany revealed her literary side to Playboy. Her favorite book is Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, and she writes short stories and poems. She told Playboy she hopes “to challenge, change and inspire our society through my writing, acting and modeling.” She played the lead in American Ecstasy, an independent film directed by photographer Jonathan Leder. “I’m not interested in fame or fortune,” she said. “I won’t take any role that’s offered to me. I want to be respected for my work.” Growing up, Britany wasn't allowed to watch television, but her family watched movies together every night. She grew into quite a cinephile. She loves French New Wave, and her favorite film is Wim Wenders’ Wings of Desire.
Miss November 2012 talked to Playboy about being raised in a home where “you couldn’t walk in without Motown, jazz or Muddy Waters blasting.” Her eight-page spread in the magazine took place in a retro-style bedroom where she was photographed listening to jazz, blues and Motown records.
“I listen to a lot of music, but my favorite song of all time has to be ‘Where Is My Mind,’ you know, by The Pixies,” she said. How did Britany Nola find her way to the pages of Playboy? “Hef happened to see the trailer for American Ecstasy, and I guess he liked what he saw,” she said. “I’m thrilled to be a Playmate. There’s nothing vulgar about nudity – not the way Playboy does it. It’s just as much for women as it is for men. It’s a venue for self-expression, a place you can be proud of your body.” Britany’s irresistible body includes two tattoos – a human rights logo because she’s a human rights activist, and an alien head because she feels a connection with something outside of earth.
Britany is attracted to men who are passionate and intelligent without being arrogant. She can’t resist a good argument and said she loves it when a man challenges her and makes her question everything. She’s not into mean guys, though. “You don’t have to be mean to be challenging.”