Vanessa Hoelsher, Playboy’s Miss September 2005, hails from Atlanta, Georgia. She’s a champagne blonde with blue eyes and an effervescent smile. Vanessa was working as an event coordinator for her father, a distributor of fine wines, when she submitted her photos to Playboy. She thought that it would be a great way to meet new people and see new places.
“I have to be social for work,” she told Playboy, “and being a Playmate isn’t all that different.” Vanessa posed for several issues of Special Editions before she returned to Atlanta to be a part owner in the family business, importing and representing a line of fine wines. “I love my job,” she says. “It’s a lot of fun, but I get to use my business sense.”
When she’s not working, Vanessa likes to read, shop, and travel, and she volunteers for the Humane Society.
Vanessa’s turn-ons include “athletic men, confidence (not cockiness!), humility, Southern gentlemen, and guys who can fix things around the house.” She’s turned off by “selfishness, negativity, cell phones, unpatriotic Americans, and people who complain about their lives but do nothing to change them.”