There’s a misleading idea that the Playboy Playmates have nothing going for them. Sure, we’ve all met the pretty girl who’s dumb as a box of hair and dull as a weekend in Sharjah, but we’re frankly delighted to report that Jessa Hinton – Miss July 2011, has a lot more going on other than just the looks and the whole 34D-25-34 thing.
Here are just ten reasons why she’s a Woman We Love…
AS A TEEN, SHE WAS IN BAYWATCH AND TOLD IT LIKE IT WAS.
I was only sixteen years old and the first day I had to go out on location I had never been on a surfboard before. So they push me out and I had a guy standing behind me in the water balancing me and David Hasselhoff swings in on his surfboard. I was kind of nervous as it was the first time I’d really met anyone famous and he starts singing, “Hey Macarena”. And I said under my breath, “God this guy can’t sing for s***.” I forgot we were mic’d up and everybody could hear what we were saying. As we got back to shore the whole crew was just dying of laughing so hard and my mom said, “You don’t say things like that, he’s so big in Germany.” I was like, “He is?!” But he actually got a kick out of it and invited me and my mom to go over to his house the next day and swim with him and his daughters. He’s one of the coolest people that I’ve met.
SHE TRASHES SNOWMOBILES
We raced snowmobiles last year in Minnesota and I’d had no training whatsoever on how to ride one. We were late getting there to meet up with people, so we took off without any instructions. I was going around 110 across the lake when I hit the asphalt and then the snow again. The snowmobile fishtailed and went into a tree, which totalled it, and I flew off. So I ended up in hospital on Christmas Eve. But I plan on getting back on a snowmobile again. This time probably going a little bit slower until I learn what the hell I’m doing.
AND SHE RACES CARS
Yeah, that’s true, I also race Corvettes — I love it at Spring Mountain race track.
AND SHE LIKES TO SHOOT GUNS
I just go to the gun store and they have over seventy different guns that you can shoot. The last one that I shot was the Dirty Harold [.44 Magnum revolver] which was amazing; it had more kick than any other gun I’d ever shot. That’s the one I want, although I have a California I.D. and live in Nevada so I haven’t bought a gun yet. My boyfriend has loads around his house, but then he used to be a Navy SEAL.
AND TAKES NO CRAP
Yeah, pepper spray is going to help, but it’s just not going to do as well as a gun if I’m in a life-threatening situation with more than one person around me.
AND SHE’S FLEXIBLE
I used to be a competitive gymnast, but I got injured and decided to teach it instead. I still have three tiny little pins in my ankle.
SHE’S A PRESENTER FOR TOP RANK BOXING IN LAS VEGAS. AND SHE’S ACTUALLY INTO THE SPORT
Right now Manny Pacquiao’s the number-one pound-for-pound boxer. For a while Mayweather had it, now it’s Pacquiao. But our main concern is how Manny does it all — congressman, father, husband and boxer — and still performs that way in the ring? It’s a concern for Mayweather as well. And then after Shane Mosley got beat by Pacquiao, you had Mosley telling Mayweather, “Make Pacquiao take the test, I think he’s on something.” I don’t know if he was being a poor sport or if it’s just that Manny needs to get tested – but he will always be one of the greats.
SHE’S REALLY INTO BOXING…
Clearly Pacquiao’s the biggest draw right now. We covered the Juan Manuel Márquez grand arrival at MGM a while back and we were maybe three rows deep of people all around the ring. Then we did Manny’s and it was insane — the ring almost cracked in half with all the press up there and everybody rushing it. Each of us had to even our way out because the ring was about to just break in half. Pure madness.
AND SHE’S A PRESENTOR FOR THE VICTORY POKER TOUR
I’m dating a pro-poker player, so I watched a lot of his cash games. We were watching the World Series of poker and the prize is just ridiculous, millions and millions of dollars between two guys who look to me like they have no social life. It’s become huge. Black Friday [the money-laundering online poker scandal that saw $3billion of online money frozen by the U.S. government] hit everybody here in Vegas. I have friends that had to move out of the country. They were living out of cars just so they could play and millions of dollars [held in online accounts] had been put on hold and couldn’t be accessed. My girlfriend had $8,000 that she was going to use for her wedding and she can’t touch that now. That’s a sad story, but there are people that have millions and that’s where they kept all their money because that’s what they do for a living. You walk into these people’s houses and they have eight TV or computer screens set up and play for ten hours a day on eight tables at a time.
WE MAY SEE HER ON TV SOON
I’m meeting up with production teams in L.A. next week about. I want to have an action sports reality show. That’s my next project, so if I can get that I would have felt like I had accomplished everything and it would all be before I turn thirty.