Playboy's Playmate for September 2014, is what “enticing” looks like. She grew up in remote Newfoundland, Canada, and always fantasized about moving away to become a model. "Some people back home said I couldn't do it," she told Playboy for her first cover story. "I just knew inside that if I took a leap of faith and worked hard, I could make this happen. I never gave up." She was an all-Canadian girl growing up, participating in outdoor activities like hiking and cheering for the hockey team. Yes, hockey. The football of Canada. But small-town life wasn’t fulfilling the aspiring model, so she moved to Los Angeles to follow her dreams.
"I wanted to go out in the world and be me!" Stephanie exclaimed. Not long after, she was a Playboy
Playmate of the Month. And for all her looks, her curves, her sly grin, dazzling blonde mane — Stephanie was a little surprised by it all. "I don't see myself as a sexpot type in real life," admitted Stephanie, "But I love getting into that character as a model. I love giving hot. Although I can be shy and quiet at times, I am a bit of an exhibitionist. I'm comfortable, as they might say in Louisiana [where the shoot was held], gettin' nekkid." Whew. Is it getting warm in here, or is it just Stephanie’s answers? At the time of the shoot, Stephanie was still wide-eyed about having achieved a dream so early. "This is by far the biggest thing that has ever happened to me,” she said, “It's beyond my wildest dreams to be both a Playmate and on the cover of Playboy
. And it is my perfect coming-out as a model, because the pictures make it look like I'm here and I'm ready!" She took a moment before adding, "And I am ready. This is just the beginning. I have wanted this my whole life, and now this is my time."