Claire Sinclair was simply astounded that she was 2011’s Playmate. She did not even image she could win this amazing annual award especially seeing as she left high school around 2 years ago.
Claire, who is 19, received this honor at a grand ceremony help on the 6th of May inside Palms Hotel in Las Vegas at the famed Moon Nightclub.
The founder of Playboy, Hugh Hefner was heard to say that the style that Claire has taken up reminds him of the popular pinup model, Bettie Page, who was the 1995 cover model for Playboy Magazine. What he loves about Claire is the fact that she has an amazing classic, wonderful pinup look all round her.
As the 52nd Annual Playmate, her real name actually is Irene Clarissa Riccio. She started modeling at 14 and was introduced to Hefner by a pinup artist at Playboy who had painted her portrait.
Claire has managed to take this exposure to her full advantage. She appeared on various real TV shows including Holly’s World. She also guest starred in Crazy Horse in addition to being Bettie Page’s Clothing official spokesmodel.
She is also aware that once anyone becomes the monthly Playmate, they only have a month in which to strike.
However, this native of California was not old enough so she could not take part in the celebrations held in the nightclub at which she was honored. Since she is under 21, she only went out for movies with a couple of friends.
The newly crowned “playmate of the year” Claire Sinclair has admitted that all was not well on her part in the run up to the award. This is in reference to the screening of a comment in her appearance on the “holly’s world” that was filmed a few months ago with her pal Holly Madison.
Speaking during an interview conducted few hours before she was announced the winner, Sinclair blamed E! Cable television network for her woes and exonerated herself from any blame by simply saying “I’m not in charge of broadcasting at E!” Even though the main aim of the leak considering its timing was to hurt the movie’s market ratings and damage Sinclair’s reputation before the all important ceremony, it helped her win the award by shifting all the attention to the model which Madison termed as being good.
Madison further claimed that even though the word leak looked to be against Sinclair, it silenced all the critics and worked to her benefit by helping separating her from other competitors in the usually crowded field. Sinclair who turns 20 later this month made record as being the second youngest ever winner of the award in as many years after Donna Michelle who won it in 1964.
American pinup model Claire Sinclair is the winner of the annual “playmate of the year” award for 2011. The announcement was made during a colorful ceremony held at the moon night club in the palms hotel and casino in Las Vegas. The award is sponsored by playboy magazine.
At hand to present the award to the 19 years old beauty was the magazine boss Hugh Hefner and his fiancée Crystal Harris. Apart from the usual trophy presented to the winner, she walked home with a $100, 000 check as well as a brand new Harley Davidson motorcycle. Her native looks brought back fond memories of the early days when the magazine was launched and it might be a matter of time before Hugh incorporates her into their line of models since she is of the right qualities that they look for.
The award winning model has still more to come for her fans as she is set to appear in a new reality show called The Bunny House where she will be the leading character. She has also set her sights on owning a personal teen nightclub with her preference being boyish men. Also in attendance were past winners Hope Dworaczyk who is the immediate holder and 2008 winner Jayde Nicole.
Born on 25th May 1991 in Los Angeles, Clair Sinclair was known as Clairissa Irene Riccio. While growing up, her family moved around a lot and for this reason, she attended different schools. In 2009, she graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. Claire Sinclair has been modeling since the age of 14 and college has never featured in her plans. Now aged 19, Claire has established her name in the modeling industry and for this reason, has worked with several companies. Some of the companies Claire has worked with include Angel Jeans, Smooch Jeans and Scarlet Lingerie.
Claire Sinclair has been defined as the perfect model and this is attributed to her physical features. These include a height of 5’7’ weight of 119lbs, hips of 38, bust 36 and a waist of 24. In addition to this, she wears bra size cup B and is a size 6. At the age of eighteen, she was introduced to Olivia de Berardinis, a sensual painter. Despite her age, Olivia painted her first picture and since then, she is working on the 6th piece which is based on Sinclair. Among the arts, one has already been featured in the Playboy. Afterwards, she was introduced to Hugh Hefner of Playboy Mansion and he liked her instantly.
It is for this reason that on October 2010, she was chosen as the Playmate of the month on the men’s favorite magazine. With this accomplishment, she was awarded with $ 1,000,000 and received a custom Harley Davidson. This was crowned with the playmate title a fact that further propelled her into the limelight.
Claire Sinclair is known as a dedicated Stevie Nicks fan and voracious reader capable of checking out more than 10 books from the library at any given time. Apart from the already mentioned achievements, she has featured in The Girls Next Door which is a TV series. Additionally, Sinclair has also worked on a TV show popularly known as the Bunny House. Among the latest achievements is being named as 2011 playmate of the year.
Claire Sinclair resume is comprised of the shows she has featured in and the accomplishments she has attained since she came into the limelight. Apart from the TV shows, she has also premiered in live shows such as MGM Grand. She has also been in billboards/posters, catalogs and several other work of art such as Model Natalie among others.
Claire Sinclair has been termed as one of the sexiest and hottest playboy playmates and it is probably due to this fact that she has managed to get the title two years in a row. Claire had a six month romantic relationship with Hugh Hefner’s son who of twenty years old. However, on January 2011, she admitted that the relationship was on the rocks. Sinclair is driven by her passion for her work and it is due to this fact that she has managed to stay focused and accomplish milestones in such a short time span. At the age of nineteen, she featured in Crazy Horse Paris making her the youngest starlet.