Juliette Fretté, Playboy’s Miss June 2008, is a feminist, an artist, and a writer. She was born on Christmas Day, 1983, in Santa Clara, California. When she first posed for our magazine, she was a women’s studies major at the University of California, Los Angeles.
“I had preconceived notions about Playboy,” Juliette said. “I never thought that it was something I would do. But I wanted to write my honors thesis on Playboy, and when I found out that there was a casting at UCLA, I decided to go.”
She had never modeled, let alone posed nude. “I ended up doing full frontal nudity,” she said. “It was liberating, and it changed my mind about Playboy—namely, the ways I thought about beauty and female empowerment.”
Juliette posed for Playboy’s October 2005 issue “Girls of the Pac-10” before she was featured as Coed of the Week and Month in 2006. She tested for Playmate, and when Hugh Hefner approved her centerfold, she became Miss June 2008.
“I had planned to expand my thesis—titled ‘Posing for Playboy from a Feminist Perspective: How Media Images Impact Women’s Empowerment'—into a book,” she said.
When she’s not modeling, Juliette writes about women’s issues for the Examiner and the Huffington Post. She also enjoys painting, cooking, spending time in nature, listening to Celtic music, spiritual inquiry, and “changing my mind regularly.”
She obtained her bachelor’s degree in women’s studies from UCLA in 2006. An environmental studies minor, not to mention a world traveler who has been to Botswana and India to work with non-profits, Juliette wants to make a positive impact on the world. Maybe that’s why this blond beauty is searching for a certain type of guy. “I’m looking for the tall, dark, and handsome type, someone with a good vibe,” she told Playboy. “I like hot men, especially if they admit to being feminists!”