Playmate Linda Steadman
Photographer: Arthur St. John @arthurstjohn
Hair Stylist & Make-up Artist: Silva Yesayan @styledbysilvay
Where were you born and where do you live now? I was born in France. I grew up in San Francisco, California, and I currently live in Napa California.
Favourite style of music and favourite artist? 90s music. The Cake, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana and No Doubt.
Favourite movie of all time, and favourite actor? Movie of all time is The Notebook. Favourite actor is Jack Nicholson.
Favourite nail polish colour? Red, pink and white.
Favourite book? Favourite book is the East of Eden by John Steinbeck. I also like Black Boy and Native Son by Richard Wright.
Do you prefer the beach or pool? Yes, of course, I love the beach.
Favourite weather season? Favourite season is summer but I also like the winter, I like to get naked in the snow.
Stay indoors or be outside? Outside.
Describe your perfect man: I’ve been lucky to find a man and he’s perfect. He has taken care of me mentally. He is patient, understanding and accepting. You have to fuck me mentally. I can say that his intelligence and sincerity have made me fall in love.
Describe your perfect date: Something to do with science; it has to be scientific like the Discovery Museum.
Favourite body part on you and favourite body part on a man? My tits… his mind and his dick.
Favourite sex position? From behind and on top.
Do you prefer to please or be pleased? Everybody wants to be pleased first.
Do you have any pets? I have 8 pets. Two turtles, a snake, tarantula and 4 dogs Cane Corsos.
Any pet peeves? I’m super competitive so when I lose that’s my biggest pet peeve.
Tell us something about you not too many people know: I masturbate every day.
Describe yourself using only three adjectives: I’m smart. I’m a listener and I’m intuitive.
If you can change any one thing about you, what would it be? I wouldn’t change anything about myself and I hope that any woman who’s happy with herself would never change yourself. We’re all beautiful. We’re all unique. You know the best thing to do is be yourself. The best thing you could be is yourself.
Do you like to travel and here is your favourite vacation destination? I love to travel. I like to go to Wine country in France.
What would you consider to be your biggest challenge as a model so far? My biggest hurdle of my modelling career was going from high-end runway to showing my body. People felt they could talk down to me that I had a lesser value when I was actually more powerful by being able to show my body and being able to be strong and who I was.
This is your second Playboy cover, congratulations! What does this mean to you? This is my 30th birthday and I am Miss March. I turn 30 in March and this is a milestone. I’m so happy that you have made this happen for me. Playboy, you have given me an opportunity to advance my career.
What do you think of when it comes to Playboy? When I saw my first Playboys I thought they were the prettiest women in the world, so I think of it as the highest honour. I am honoured to be chosen. I’m honoured to be one at 30. I can’t describe how happy I am when I get to make African-American women sexy and let African women know we’re beautiful and we’re sexy.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years I see myself being educated. I see myself advancing women. I see myself helping African-American women who are in the sex industry.
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