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Playmate of the Month May 1996 - Shauna Sand

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“Honey, I’m home!” shouts Lorenzo Lamas, bursting through the door of his trailer and into the arms of his bride-to-be, Shauna Sand. “Darling,” she replies, “you’re filthy!” It’s true: Lamas has been brawling (or acting in a brawl) on the set of his TV series, Renegade, and he is a mess. But Miss May won’t let a little grime stand between her and her fiancĂ©. She plants a smooch on his dirty cheek.

“It’s like something out of a fairy tale,” says the blissful Shauna. “I feel like I’m flying over the whole world.”

Theirs is a renegade kind of love. They met on the set of the syndicated drama last July, when Shauna was playing the role of a swimsuit model. “He asked if he could borrow my suntan lotion,” she recalls, “which was funny, because it was five p.m. and there wasn’t any sun.” After an eight-week courtship, Lorenzo popped the question in New York - a proposal that included a four-carat diamond and a midnight cruise in a helicopter. They were hitched April 27 at the new York chapel where Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh were married. A reception followed at the home of Lorenzo’s mother, actress Arlene Dahl.

Miss May has always known what she wants. The San Diego native and modeling wunderkind turned pro at the age of nine. At 18 she packed herself off to France, where she earned a degree in international business management from the American University of Paris.

Lately she’s been striving “to put 100 percent into my acting.” (She’ll be featured again in a Renegade episode.) But she vows not to let her career affect their marriage. “We’re not going to be apart,” she says. “He’s my priority.” Ladies and gentlemen, behold the happy couple.

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