Shelby Chesnes was Playmate of the Month for July 2012. This Jupiter, Florida, native melted hearts way before she ever appeared in the magazine. In fact, she was born on Valentine’s Day 1991.
Shelby spent a lot of time in the outdoors growing up in the Sunshine State. She particularly enjoyed riding horses, surfing, and paddle-boarding during her childhood. In high school she joined a competitive all-star cheerleading team. This led to an obsession with fitness and nutrition. She works out almost every day, which makes her feel good about her body. Her favorite ways to stay in shape are yoga and Pilates.
From a young age Shelby wanted to be a model. Her mother often took her to the beach to pose and take pictures. She found a few local jobs promoting sunglasses and appearing in local car ads early in her career.
At 5-foot-3 Shelby found it hard to get modeling work early on because of her height, and so she pursued other interests. She always enjoyed math and science so she enrolled at Florida Atlantic University to study psychology. She also began her own successful spray-tan business. Shelby says she’s always been business-minded and loves entrepreneurship.
Her big break came the day before her 21st birthday when Playboy offered her a test shoot. She had previously sent in photos taken in front of the mirror to Playboy’s website. Obviously, the shoot went well. Shelby has been featured in a number of bikini spreads since appearing in the magazine.
Shelby proudly claims that she is both 100 percent natural and has no tattoos. She takes pride in her hair, which she says shows how well she takes care of her body. Although she describes herself as a modern girl, she considers herself old-fashioned in relationships. She prefers the classic tall-dark-handsome combo in men. Her turn-offs are men who don’t learn from their mistakes and are self-centered and overbearing. Perhaps owing to her birthday, her dream date “starts with a romantic dinner, moves to a hot tub, and ends with a sunrise.”
Shelby has appeared on numerous websites and online videos, including a series of videos with the popular ClipCritics YouTube channel. She also has a small role in Horrible Bosses 2 as “Sexy Jogger.” Shelby hopes her Playboy pictorial will help her pursuit of a career in modeling and acting.