One look at Francesca Frigo and there’s no question why she deserved to be Playboy’s Playmate of the Month for August 2010. This spicy Playmate grew up in Puerto de la Cruz, a small tropical village in Venezuela. She is the youngest of five daughters.
At 16 Francesca’s father sent her to St. Petersburg, Florida, to learn English and study international business. He wanted her to come back to Venezuela after graduation and help him run his oil business. She took her talents to South Beach instead. Francesca registered for a fashion merchandising program in Miami. Moving to the United States was a major transition. In Venezuela she never left the house without a male escort because the streets were too dangerous.
A Playboy photographer first approached Francesca when she was 18 for a test shoot. She felt she was too young and thought her parents would be disappointed if they found out. She eventually got into modeling when a friend asked her to take some pictures to promote his vodka company.
Four years after turning down that first photographer, Francesca began working for Playboy. She first appeared on the cover of the College Girls special and later served as a Cyber Girl of the Month. Despite never thinking she would appear nude in a magazine, she embraced the opportunity to be Miss August 2010. Now she’s perfectly comfortable being naked. One morning while staying at a hotel with some friends, Francesca ordered room service and answered the door in her birthday suit. Sometimes the best tips are non-monetary.
Her parents were not able to see Francesca’s pictorial initially because Venezuela outlawed American Playboys. But a few of her aunts saw the photos and approved. They even smuggled a couple of copies on a trip back home.
Since her pictorial Francesca has appeared in a number of magazines and advertisements. She says she pretty much lives out of a suitcase due to all the traveling required for modeling. She’s also been involved with DecoBike, a bicycle-sharing program started in Miami.
Francesca’s guilty pleasure is sweets, with a particular weakness for chocolate. One of her turn-ons is to watch a guy “eat a big piece of chocolate cake.”
She still lives in Miami with her dogs. She hopes to branch out from modeling and work as a fashion designer.