Hershey, Pennsylvania is known for producing some of the most delicious chocolate in the world, but its sweetest product has to be Miss June 2015 Kaylia (pronounced KAY-LA) Cassandra. The half-Caucasian, half African-American Playmate was born in North Dakota, but their family moved around a lot when she was growing up since her mother was in the military. They eventually settled in Hershey, which she says greatly influenced her outlook on life. “I appreciate modesty. As a small-town girl, I’d rather be cute and comfortable than try to impress other people,” she says. “The only person I ever compete with is myself.”
Kaylia began working as a model while in Pennsylvania. She was particularly drawn to motorcycles, as she made several appearances at auto conventions and made it into the Throttle Angels calendar. She even became the official spokesmodel for the XDL Sportbike Championships and was included in the 2012 Bud Light Fantasy Calendar.
Her grandmother was a member of the Tall Club and went to parties at the Playboy Mansion. This influenced Kaylia to attend a Playboy casting call, where she became a Cybergirl, and then later a Playmate.
When she’s not working, she loves watching Minnesota Vikings football, snowboarding, hiking, spending quiet nights at home and playing with her Labrador puppy, Ryder. “She’s just like me,” says Kaylia. “Pretty but easygoing.” She doesn’t need a lot of pomp and circumstance in order to have a good time. She says, “A glass of red wine, sitting on a sofa and being comfortable–there’s something very appealing and sexy about that.”
Kaylia’s also an avid fitness enthusiast, and says she works out up to six times each week. “Being fit is definitely part of being the best possible me,” she says. “It’s not only the way my body looks but how it feels on the inside. We have only one body, so I take care of and love mine.” What’s not to love?