Sasckya Porto is a Brazilian supermodel and Playboy’s Miss December 2007. She’s from Recife, in the east Brazilian state of Pernambuco. “I had a great childhood,” she told Playboy, in her enticing Portuguese accent. “I played sports, and I studied ballet and quadrilha, a traditional Brazilian dance.”
When she was 15 she won her first beauty pageant and decided to become a model. “I did commercials for Toyota and World Cup soccer,” she said. “At 15 I started doing runway shows and left dancing and volleyball behind.”
At 17 she moved to the United States, where she was named Miss Brazil USA. “I studied marketing at Boston University, but I left school when my modeling career led me to New York City.”
Sasckya made an impression when she came in for a Playboy casting call. She was so eager to please that she undressed in the waiting room. Needless to say, we tested her for Playmate and she made the centerfold.
“Playboy was a natural choice for me,” she said. “I’m Brazilian, so I’m not ashamed of my body. And it’s very well respected. I wouldn’t take my clothes off for any other magazine.”
Sasckya is now a successful fashion and lingerie model, represented by Wilhelmina. She lives in New York City with her husband, a Wall Street money manager, but she’s not the typical New Yorker. “I like to wear no clothes,” she told Playboy. “If it weren’t illegal to walk naked in the streets on a hot day, I would do it. For me it’s natural.”