7. Elizabeth Aguilar
Back in 1985, the first Mexican Playmate was revealed: Aguilar, who took on the role with great enthusiasm. The cover photo was actually considered to be scandalous at the time, and it caused a bit of controversy when it was released onto newsstands. Even now it’s easy to see how those of a more conservative nature would have raised their eyebrows at this one. Still, it’s a great cover and shows how Latinas can really make a splash in the Playboy world, even from the beginning of the Mexican publication. It’s also fascinating how little the covers have changed since then!
6. Alicia Machad
The Venezuelan actress and model Alicia Machado made it big when she won Miss Universe in 1996. This was a huge honour, and since then she has become the only Miss Universe to also pose nude for Playboy. She hit the Venezuelan issue’s cover in 2010, looking totally stunning even 14 years after her win. Wearing the trademark Playboy logo on a white shirt, she exudes power and confidence – the perfect attributes for a Playboy star. Being a beauty queen at the highest possible level certainly helps too, and she showed beyond a doubt that she’s still got it!