Monica Leigh is Playboy’s Miss March 2006. She’s from Long Island, New York, and she has the accent to prove it. “I’ve always been a bit of a ham ,“ she said. "I love the camera, and I’m in the background of all of our family pictures.”
Before Playboy Monica had done some modeling, and she also worked as a bartender and a dental assistant. “I am obsessed with teeth,” she said. “I look at everybody’s smile. I can’t say I would never date a guy with bad teeth, but I’d have him get them fixed!”
When Monica’s friend Courtney saw her portfolio, she encouraged her to try out for Playboy. That friend was Courtney Rachel Culkin, Miss April 2005. Monica was a shoo-in. She was first featured on a Special Editions cover in 2005, and before the year was out she was Cybergirl of the Week, Month, and Year and selected to be Miss March 2006. She even landed the cover of the August 2006 issue of the magazine. “I’m glad that I took Courtney’s advice,” she said. “I love being a Playmate, and I would never have done it without her.”
After appearing on The Girls Next Door, Monica was a featured extra on Entourage, CSI: Miami, and Spider-Man 3. She appears with fellow Playmates Jennifer Walcott, Janine Habeck, and AJ Alexander in the college-age romp The Pool Boys and acted in the dystopian thriller Water Wars. She’s also a talented singer and has plans to release her own album.
Monica told Playboy she’s turned on by “someone who is successful and hard-working. A person who is very into health.” Her turn-offs include “bad breath, a negative attitude, and someone who tries too hard to impress.”