Miss July 2011 Jessa Lynn Hinton is your classic Southern California girl: tall, blond, and curvy. Her hobbies growing up included dance and cheerleading. She participated in gymnastics for eight years before snapping her ankle. She was too tall for the sport.
During junior high Jessa realized she was bisexual. Other students teased her for it during high school, but Jessa had the last laugh. She’s been very successful and is perfectly comfortable with her sexuality.
The future Playmate found her true passion in drama class. While attending a wedding at age 14, she was discovered by a talent manager. She appeared in three national TV commercials and obtained roles on Baywatch and 7th Heaven, all before graduating high school. At 18 Jessa began modeling. She worked runway shows and print campaigns while also coaching competitive gymnastics.
Her modeling career took off quickly. After a number of gigs, the Palms Hotel & Casino chose Jessa as the face of its 2010 ad campaign. She appeared on posters, billboards, magazines, and other media for the role.
Before becoming Miss July 2011, Jessa had some experience with Playboy. She performed as a Bunny at the Playboy Club at the Palms and was selected as the Cyber Girl of the Month in October 2009. She became Miss July after her friend and fellow Playmate Marketa Janska submitted her photos to the magazine.
After appearing in Playboy, Jessa appeared in a number of ads. She became the face of Liquid Pool in Las Vegas. She’s also done work for Affliction clothing and Monster Energy as well as several magazine features. Jessa is hoping to break into fashion design, an interest of hers since age 11.
Jessa has branched out from modeling. She has been a host for Victory Poker, where she interviewed professional players and celebrities. Through Victory Poker she met poker pro Dan Bilzerian, whom she dated. Jessa worked for Top Rank Boxing, interviewing well-known fighters such as Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosley. Jessa doesn’t just talk the talk. She’s trained in various MMA disciplines and has fired a number of different guns. Jessa hopes to create a global brand complete with TV shows and her own fashion lines.