With a name like Rainy Day Jordan, one would think Miss December 2011 had some fun choosing her Playmate moniker. But the Texas native’s birth name is as authentic as her girl-next-door look. In fact, Rainy Day is one in a lineage of atmospheric dames, along with her mother Windi, sister Dusty, and extended family member Stormy.
Before Jordan was chosen as Miss December 2011, she hadn’t been outside of the great state of Texas. It was in her hometown of Abilene where Jordan learned to ride a tractor, worked with horses, and developed the sweet Southern accent that she carries to this day.
While she was honing skills for life on the ranch, the childhood discovery of a vintage Playboy—the April 1969 issue, featuring the legendary Vanessa Redgrave—proved impressionable to young Jordan. She instantly knew she wanted to join the Playboy ranks one day.
After trying out for a casting call in Dallas, and two months later being featured in Special Editions, Jordan completed shoots in Miami and Texas to the approval of Hugh Hefner, who sealed her centerfold status. The newly anointed Miss December 2011 took a year off from college, where she was a third-year nursing student, to engage in the Playmate experience—hosting Playboy events and making special appearances.
Though Playboy has allowed Jordan to travel across the country, this Texas girl has stayed true to her roots. She has told Playboy that she isn’t looking to leverage her Playmate status by gunning for a bigger modeling career, much less make a play for Hollywood. Instead she continues to live in her native Abilene with her boyfriend, their dogs, and wide-open spaces, proving that a true girl-next-door aura isn’t something that can be manufactured; it’s something that’s earned and lived.