Miriam Gonzalez was Playboy’s Playmate of the Month in March 2001. She first appeared in the magazine’s December 1999 issue as part of the Playmate 2000 search and was one of the Latin ladies featured in July 2000. Miriam credited her boyfriend Mike for her Playboy appearance. “He decided to write a letter, sign my name and send my bikini pictures to Playboy,” she says. “It was really hard for me to show off my body. If Mike hadn’t sent the pictures, this wouldn’t have been possible.”
Miriam was born in Queens, New York, on July 8, 1977. She moved to South Florida when she was 11 after her parents divorced. “My mom is my number one supporter and best friend,” she said. “After going through more things than I could ever handle, she said to me, ‘Opportunity does not knock at your door. You have to get off your ass and knock at opportunity’s door.’”
Miriam was a cheerleader in high school, but her main focuses were theater and chorus. Her favorite role was in a play called Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? She played the fat girl, Becky, who goes from being mocked into blossoming into a beautiful young woman. She learns that looks are unimportant and that she should concentrate on things like education and family. “Becky kind of reminded me of me,“ Miriam said.
During Playboy’s 50th Anniversary, Miriam was an on-air representative for the magazine’s 50 city tour, and she fell in love with radio and television broadcasting. Miriam attended broadcasting school and has worked as a broadcast journalist. She hosted “The Playmate Hour” on the Playboy Radio SiriusXM station, has associate produced KABC Talk radio in Los Angeles and been a host on the Afterbuzz TV Network. Miriam has also appeared on E!’s Wild On… Spring Break, The Girls Next Door and in several Playboy videos.
Miriam enjoys wave-running, practicing and teaching yoga and learning how to spice up new dishes, especially Chinese.