Contrary to popular myth, we don't grow our Playmates in rabbit-shaped petri dishes in the basement of the Playboy Mansion. Once upon a time they weren't Playmates at all, just real women with real lives who all shared the spark of something extraordinary. Now, exclusively inside the Playboy Cyber Club, you can see these amazing women in their original Playboy test shots - the very same pictures, in fact, that convinced us to make them Playmates in the first place.
We debut this section with an all-time Playboy favorite, 1997 Playmate of the Year Victoria Silvstedt. In her typical go-for-it style, one day Victoria simply appeared at the door of our West Coast offices in Beverly Hills. "I want to try out for Playmate," she said. We were very happy to comply.