Hope Dworaczyk, Miss April 2009, was Playmate of the Year 2010 and Playboy’s first-ever 3D Centerfold. Raised in small-town Port Lavaca, Texas, Hope graduated from Hope High School at 16, and she won the Miss Teen Texas competition shortly thereafter. “In other ways, I felt like I was behind other girls,” she said. “I was tall and awkward. I didn’t date until I was 16, and I didn’t have a real boyfriend until I was 20.” After graduating high school, Hope landed an agent and started modeling professionally. With magazine covers, film, and television credits to her name, it’s safe to say that Hope has arrived.
Hope has been quite the successful Playmate. She’s walked the runway for big names such as Balenciaga, Robert Rodriguez, Abaete, XOXO, and Miss Sixty, and was a promotional model for Versace. She’s appeared on The Girls Next Door, The Bunny House, and Celebrity Ghost Stories, and she won $20,000 for a charity called Best Buddies on Celebrity Apprentice. She co-produced and hosted E! Canada’s Inside Fashion, a behind-the-scenes look at the fashion industry. Hope also runs Bombette, an online fashion diary “where we make fabulous a priority.” She is also the editor-in-chief of Fashion Wire Press.
This fashionista’s formidable wardrobe is scattered over several cities, but stashed primarily in big wardrobe racks in New York and Los Angeles. “It’s embarrassing, but I have more than 250 pairs of shoes,” Hope told Playboy. “Stilettos are my thing. I promise you I do not own a pair of flip-flops.”
When it comes to guys, Hope looks for someone with style and soul. “I appreciate a man who’s polished,” she said. “You can be casual and do your own thing, be who you want to be. But at night let’s step it up a notch. I’m also really attracted to smart people. If you tell me you went to a certain school or something like that, suddenly you have my attention. Funny guys are so fun to hang with too; I’ll let you wear flip-flops if you make me laugh. I also like mama’s boys because if they’re good to their mother, they’ll be good to me.”
Hope told Playboy she has a nice group of spontaneous, fun-loving friends who keep her grounded. “I think I’m pretty down-to-earth,” she said. “I am a Southern girl who just happens to be bicoastal and work internationally. I hope to balance an entertainment and fashion career with the perfect guy. I am such a romantic and believe in true love, but I think I can have my career as well. I really want to move into hosting something based in America, so that’s in the works right now. We’ll see.”