Tina Marie Jordan, Playboy’s Miss March 2002, is a California girl with a serious need for speed. “I grew up in the Los Angeles area and can’t imagine living anywhere else,” she said. “I have six sisters and two brothers and we were a his, hers, and ours family—very Brady Bunch. I can be soft, sweet, and personable when you meet me, but I have an edgy side, too. I like to go out at night and have serious fun!” When she was little, Tina dreamed of growing up to be a model, but it took a while for her to get on that career path. “I went to college, business school, and cosmetology school,” she told us. “I tried many different jobs and just wasn’t happy. I was a loan processor—boring! —for two years and met Hef when I was going to get my real estate license.”
The two hit it off at L.A.’s Garden of Eden, and Tina eventually moved into the Mansion as one of Hef’s girlfriends. “Hef just wants to have a good time and be happy,” she told Playboy in a 2002 interview. “He’s a warm and generous person—a family man—who cares a great deal about me and my three-year-old daughter. My 16-year-old brother thinks I’m so cool now because he got to meet Fred Durst at Hef’s birthday party.” Tina also goes ape for another longtime Mansion resident. “My favorite animal is Terry, the 30-year-old woolly monkey,” she said. “She’s the oldest one in captivity, and she doesn’t usually like blondes, but she seems to like me just fine.” Tina also enjoys going with Hef to Las Vegas. “One time I snuck out and went gambling—I love 21—and he got so mad at me,” she said, giggling. “When we got home he made me watch the movie Lost in America, which is about a woman who sneaks out, goes gambling, and loses all her money.”
In addition to several Playboy videos, Tina has appeared on The Girls Next Door, Poorman’s Bikini Beach, Beach Heat Miami, and in the movie The Best Thanksgiving Ever. “I took drama classes in college and have modeled for calendars and editorial projects,” she said. “My passion is modeling, but I like using my brain and don’t want it to go to waste. Beauty fades, but dumb is forever. Right now, I’m learning about investing—stocks, bonds, and dividends.” This smart cookie keeps her body beautiful with Tae Bo and kickboxing.
Tina is turned on by tall, dark, handsome Italian men who smell good. “I like Ralph Lauren’s Romance.” She’s turned off by “freeloaders, laziness, negativity, dwellers, and arrogance.” She told Playboy, “Every ex-boyfriend I have is still my friend and would want to date me again. I’m very loyal and give everything my best. My guideline in life is to follow your heart. I’m a positive thinker and try to be an outgoing and sharing person. When I first talk with people, they end up feeling connected to me even though they don’t know that much about my life. They are surprised to find out that I was born and raised in LA, because I’m not two-faced. I’m all about being real and having no regrets.”