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Playmate of the Year 2006

Kara Monaco


  • Eye ColorBlue Eyes
  • Hair ColorBlondes
  • Birthdate02/26/83
  • HometownLakeland, Florida
  • TitlesPlaymate of the Year 2006, Miss June 2005
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About Kara Monaco

Kara Monaco was Playboy’s Miss June 2005, and she went on to become the 2006 Playmate of the Year. Kara is a former dancer and competitive gymnast from Lakeland, Florida. She worked at Disney World as Cinderella, Snow White, Alice in Wonderland, and other characters before trading in her mouse ears for bunny ears.

Kara got her start with Playboy in 2004. She was bartending in Orlando when she won the America’s Sexiest Bartender contest. “Guys would come into the bar and ask for my autograph,” she said. “It was overwhelming.” After making the cover of the Girls of Summer special issue, Kara caught Hugh Hefner’s attention.

You might recognize Kara from The Girls Next Door, and she also has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Keeping Up With the Kardashians. She had a role on NBC’s Passions, led a home fitness series, Envy, and appeared in three episodes of Mind of a Model. In 2012 she competed as a houseguest on Big Brother 14.

Kara lives in Los Angeles, where she works as a model and actress. When she’s not working, she’s an avid wake-boarder.

What turns Kara Monaco on? She told Playboy she likes “intelligence, a sense of humor, and someone tall, dark, and handsome.” She’s turned off by hairy guys, cheaters, jealousy, and possessiveness. “I’ve had a wonderful time as a Playmate,” Kara said. “I’m honored to be a part of the Playboy family.”