Laurie Jo Fetter was Playboy’s Miss May 2003. Midwesterners pride themselves on being grounded, but this Chicago native threw her friends for a loop when she suddenly packed up and moved to Los Angeles. “The move was totally impulsive,” she said. “Now that I’m in Hollywood, I find that I spend my life in my car because everything is so spread out. But I love the weather and the laidback vibe.”
Though being centerfold is a high-water mark in Laurie’s modeling career, this isn’t the first time she’s graced the pages of a major publication. “I remember getting the cover of Sew News, a national sewing magazine, when I was 11. It was the coolest thing at that age!” she laughed. “Acting is my passion, however. My high school had an incredible theater program, and I took voice lessons for six years. I started acting in plays when I was eight and I sang and danced. Since I arrived in Los Angeles, I’ve done an independent film and hope to do more.”
For good measure, Laurie also planned to get her real estate license and was taking classes at UCLA. “I graduated from high school early and went right into my career, so I’m at a point where I really need the mental stimulation,” she said.
Miss May admitted her career wasn’t the only thing that prompted her shotgun trip to the West Coast. “I met my boyfriend in LA before I moved. Sometimes you look into someone’s eyes and they’re kind of blank, and you don’t really know what is going on. He looked at me and it was kind of freaky because I felt like he was looking right through me. I think I’ve slept at my house twice since we got together. In fact, most, if not all, of my stuff is at his place. I have my own house but I think all that’s left there are one pair of shoes and a bed.”
Laurie’s turn-ons include Sunday afternoon football, men in uniform, chivalry, and a good sense of humor. She’s turned off by boy bands, overly sensitive men, people who believe they are above others, mean, crabby people, and negativity.
In 2002 Laurie appeared in the movie Hitters. She also acted on an episode of CSI and played God’s wife in the movie A Guy Named Rick. As for her future, Laurie has adopted a philosophical approach. “You get dealt so many different cards every day, and you don’t know where you’re going to end up tomorrow. It’s a tough business, and I don’t have any illusions about it. But I would love to be a working actress for the rest of my life. Entertaining is what I was born to do.”