Raquel Gibson, Playboy’s Miss November 2005, looks like she was made for an island paradise. “My father is an Italian New Yorker, and my mother is Filipina,” she told Playboy. “I have family in Japan and the Philippines. I’m fluent in Tagalog.”
While living in Clearwater, on the Gulf Coast of Florida, she became a member of the USA National Bikini Team and was selected to become a Playmate. A woman of many talents, Raquel has a real estate license and a degree in culinary arts. She’s also interested in medicine and pediatrics.
She found her calling as a Playmate. She appeared in a few episodes of The Girls Next Door, did a tour of Miami on Bridget’s Sexiest Beaches, and became a successful model and hostess.
“A Playmate is strong and confident, and she doesn’t care what other people think,” she said. “That’s the kind of girl I want to be.” In a Bikini Team interview, Raquel revealed that she has a concealed weapons permit and loves to go shooting.
Raquel, whose friends call her “Roc” or “Rocky,” lives in the Tampa Bay area. When she’s not working, she’s on the computer. “I’m not a party girl,” she said. “I don’t have a type, but I want a good man who loves his mom. Family is a big part of my life.” She told Playboy she’s also turned on by “men who are knowledgeable.” Her turnoffs include cigarette smoke, laziness, and men who act flashy just for attention.