Miss August 2013 Val Keil made her Playmate debut as the subject of a memorable Old Hollywood pictorial, the rare Playboy spread with black-and-white photos. The color choice accentuated Val’s classic good looks.
Val follows in the footsteps of Philadelphia-born Playmates Miss May 2007 Shannon James and Miss December 2001 Lani Todd. Before becoming a Playmate, Val was a model, nailing the girl-next-door look just as well as the classic beauty.
Since becoming a Playmate, Val has been the subject of numerous TV and print interviews and made a guest appearance on CSI. She’s also a member of the Playmate Dancers, whose ranks include 2013 Playmate of the Year Raquel Pomplun and June 2004 Playmate of the Month Hiromi Oshima.
Half German and half Hispanic, Val graduated from MAST Community Charter School, where she was a cheerleader. She first sent her pictures to Playboy while living in Philly, never expecting to hear back. Despite getting thousands of submissions a day, Playboy contacted Val back within hours of getting her photos.
She flew to Los Angeles for her test shoot, and it wasn’t long before Val was Miss August. “I think it’s awesome that people across the world will be looking at me naked,” she told Playboy. “Doors are opening for me.”
Before the brunette beauty started hanging out at The Mansion and doing countless photo shoots, Val worked as a bartender in Philadelphia at Reedy’s Tavern, as a cart girl at a country club, and at the PBR Bar and Grill at XFINITY Live! in Philadelphia’s dining and entertainment district. Val still sports her Philadelphia sports gear on game day. She is enjoying her title as August 2013 Playmate of the Month and hopes to start her own cowboy boot line in the future. A true Pennsylvania girl, she loves Phillies games, country music, and camping.