“There is no definition of beauty, but when you can see someone’s spirit coming through, something unexplainable, that’s beautiful to me. “-Liv Tyler

PIM:Imogene. Thank you for gracing PIM. . Firstly tell our readers more about yourself? Imogene: I am a simple down to earth woman with a great love for people, music and life. I was born in Kempton and have since moved all over Gauteng as well as spent some time on Cape Verde islands growing up. I’m the eldest of 3 girls with wonderful family and friends. I adore singing and reading, superbikes and being on stage.

You January 2012 Playmate in playboy South Africa. How was the Playboy experience? Playboy definitely opens the door to people and places I never thought possible. I’ve had the opportunity to be VIP and also party with some VIP’s. I’ve met some wonderful empowering women all accross the board and the team has become family to me.

How would you say PLAYBOY SA has taken on in our shores? In a Country that is still slightly conservative, Playboy has taken the illusion of “adult entertainment” and shown South Africa that we are not aiming to excite, but rather empower women and ladies of all kinds, sizes, religions, histories and languages all over the country. Playboy has been accepted and in most cases even adored by fans from all backgrounds and lifestyles. We have a bright future ahead.

Were you nervous to bare all during the shoot. How was the shooting experience and screening process. Im sure its tough hey? The screening is so much fun and during both my casting shoot as well as my Centrefold shoot the team were highly proffessional and amazingly friendly and organized. I don’t think it was as much being nervous, simply out of my skin excited!

Hows Life post Playboy? Would you say that it has jump started your modelling career?  I think it jump started my career in empowering others and perhaps and hopefully a career in fashion and people, more than simply modelling, but yes. It definitely does change your life and opens many doors to opportunities I could only dream of.

Parties. Cruises and autographs. How would you say fans have embraced you since you have been a Playmate? My fans and also Playboy fans in general have all been so gracious and wonderful to me. I am embraced and treated with respect and in some cases I am able to inspire which is the biggest reward of all.

Where to from being a Playmate of the month, I know the playmate of the year takes place.What then..meeting Hef in the mansion.:)? Playmate of the year is definitely the aim for end of this year and I hope my fans will support me in this journey as it is for them as well. After that… the sky is the limit!

What advise would you give to any model aspiring to become a Playmate? Playboy is a lifestyle, not just another magazine and being a Playmate definitely embodies that. Any aspiring Playmates must be comfortable, self assured as well as self confident in being a strong wonderful woman. Anyone interested in knowing more about the life of the Playmate can find me on Facebook (see my fan page below)  any time and ask me anything they might wonder about… I normally invite those interested into my world for a day and also do coaching and PR tips as a part time business.

What’s a day in the life of Imogene Meyer. How do you pay the Bills, What do you do for a living? Currently I am a Data Administrator for a UK company based here in SA. I’m responsible for managing my database and making sure Account Managers are happy.  I’m also looking out for more and new business opportunities as well as something in the people direction more than IT.

What are your Health and beauty secrets?Any tips for our readers? My beauty is very simple. I believe your face should have at least 1 rest day a week without any makeup or powder. Keep drinking water and never overdo with make up. Sometimes understated is much more than overdone. We always think the more exspensive something is, the nicer it will look. Truth be told, you can be beautiful and glamorous on a budget any day!

Rooibos tea is an amazing exfoliator as well as an anti-oxidant very often missed in our weekly routine…

Can you Cook. What would you make PIM for Dinner? I’m Afrikaans and adore cooking. My ultimate dinner would be:

1. Starters: Salticrax topped with Philedelphia cream cheese, add a dollop of sweet chilli, then pop on a piece of biltong and a think slice of strawberry. Sprinkle a little black pepper and serve…

2. Mains: A fillet butterflied and laid overnight in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, thyme, basil, rosemare a touch of garlic and some red wine. Grill this to Med-rare on an open flame and serve with a creamy mash and a light green salad.

3. Desert: Some fruit salad and ice cream followed by….(the rest is censored and reserved ;) )

Oh Wow. PIMS hungry now :) Describe your day if you did not have your Blackberry/I phone/smartphone? My world would end! I stay in touch with my fans, friends and family every day and even more so due to travelling between 2 cities weekly. I won’t survive without it!

What do you prefer on a guy.Boxers or Briefs? Briefs, more definition. Would also be even sexier if they had the Playboy bunny on them ;)

Why should anyone visit SA. ?What would you say is the best place to visit in SA and Why? Our country has some of the most amazing sights and friendliest people. We cater to every like and dislike, every type and taste. We allow tourists to feel at home and very often make friends for life. Working with UK clients I have heard countless times how they wish to come back ever so often to spend time in the warm hospitality of our country. This is my home and I will always be Proudly South African.

Your dream shoot…Pick a location, a theme? I am dying to do a burlseque shoot in a real theatre… Stockings, garters, music, mics and some of the most amazing photographers all around. On the flip side I am also dying to do a shoot on a beach with white sand and cocktails, bikini’s and brilliant blue waters… Paradise

Oh and what would you regard as the sexiest part of your body and a guys? For me the sexiest part of a man is hands and bum. Blue eyes are also absolutely irrisistable. On me…I believe my eyes are the windows to my being and very often the compliments lead to them…

Guess my fans will have to say what they think on this one

What was the most bizarre and funny come on line that a guy has used on you? “Sometimes I wish you were a prostitues” “You don’t know me but here’s your chance” “Did it hurt when you fell from heaven” “Your dad’s t*tti must be a chilli cause you’re hot”

Men frequently forget that a simple “Hi, my name is…., may I buy you a drink” would do…

What’s your favourite fashion brand: Guess and Jenni Button

Favourite food: Pasta

Favourite perfume on a guy: Men don’t wear perfume do they… ;)

Favourite Perfume on you: Givenchi, Mugler, Guess, Versace, Dior – I never buy the same scent twice

Favourite clubbing and Hangout? Movida in Rivonia, News Cafe always rocks my world and for a quiet dinner I love Irene Country lodge and Cynthias in Pretoria

Favourite desert: Creme Brulee

Dream Car: Audi S3

One wish you would like to come through? I would love nothing more than to be able to wake up in the morning, go to my business and see how I am changing the world, if even in the smallest ways

A quote that you always live by? Love changes everything

Favourite brand and colour of Lingerie? I love the Playboy lingerie they stock in Edgars, but also adore the more exclusive service and lingerie I get from my friend Ruby at Ludique Lingerie. She has the most amazing corsets…

Favourite Holiday Destination: At the moment Cape Town, nothing like a good red wine, a fireplace in the hotel room and some amazing company to share it with.

Whats your take on friends with Benefits.? I believe to each his own, for some the arrangment might work and for others it might not. As long as when you make this descision you do not close the door to the possibility of one of the two getting hurt and never forget to be proactive and healthy in how you go about it.

If you could be anyone famous,Who would you want to be and why? I would want to be me, just famous… I love and adore so many celebrities and those that have used their fame to help and do charity work has inspied me to build the same legacy.

Did you ever get propositioned by any famous Chap? I’ll say yes, but a lady never tells… ;)

How would you rate urself as a romantic? I’m a hopeless romantic. Old movies, red roses, perfume and lingerie… I believe every day should have a little love in it.

Whats your opinion about Lady Gaga? She has an amazing voice and definitely knows how to work the PR aspect of her career. I do prefer her early days a bit more to her current work, but she definitely has made a huge success of her work and her persona. Inspirational on that level for sure

Whats the most outrageous thing you have have ever done? Bungee jumped, slide of courage, gotten my tattoo without telling a soul, cutting my hair with clippers in High School.

Are you single? Sorry boys, this lady is taken. However I also love making new friends.

What’s your ideal man? My ideal man is patient, curteous, gentle, blue eyes, nice hands, cute bum and also let’s me be who I am and supports me irrespective of how crazy or elaborate it may seem. He understands my crazy female brain and tries to keep up with the insane lifestyle I have due to not being able to sit still for a moment. His love is kind and gentle and has no ultimatums or restrictions.

If PIM had to take Imogene on a date. What would we have to do to blow your socks off lol? You’ll have to get to know me and figure that out yourself. A few tips: Caramel vodka, a beach, a theatre show and summers breeze by candle light…

Where will we see you next(magazine /publication/tv? :)

I’m hoping to get into radio and TV. Still working on finding that door to open the possibilities. I’m also looking to get my singing back on track and perhaps even get into fashion later on.

Join Imogene Meyers Facebook Playboy Playmate Fan Page on the link below!/pages/Imogene-Meyer-Playboy-Playmate-January-2012/231465776928294

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