Lani Todd, Playboy’s Miss December 2002, grew up in rural Pennsylvania, where she was home-schooled. “We were all artsy-fartsy kids,” she told Playboy. “When I was 14, I taught myself how to play the guitar and became the lead singer in a local punk-chick band.”
She considers herself a culture chameleon. “I can play any role,” she said. “I get bored sticking to the same style, so I love to change skins—a dominatrix one day, a rodeo girl the next. It’s a fantasy and a total turn-on.”
After modeling for Playboy, Lani told us she hoped to get her groove back by taking guitar and voice lessons. “I’m strong-willed,” she said. “I think people shouldn’t tell you what you can and cannot do.”
Lani is turned on by “black clothing, crazy stylish hair, sensitivity, a good sense of humor, and very soft lips.” Her turnoffs include “egos, muscles that are too big for the person, and mean people.” She said, “I also believe in monogamy, but just because I love somebody doesn’t mean he owns me, and vice versa. I listen to people talk about their relationships and I nearly bite my tongue off wanting to say, ‘Let them live!’ My boyfriend understands this and we get a real kick out of each other. I love going with him to an old redwood Victorian inn in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, that has the most beautiful ambience. All you want to do after having a delicious dinner and some wine is go home and make love. I take life one day at a time and do everything that I can to be good to people. It’s a basic philosophy, but it’s what I live by.”
Nowadays Lani lives in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where she owns a salon and spa.