Playboy's recent trek to the Sunshine State proved doubly rewarding when it not only provided our staff writers and photographers with a hutchful of commendable cottontails for last month's pictorial essay on The Bunnies of Miami, but also focused our attention on the potential Playmate form of Bunny Pat Russo. A Miami-based rabbituette for the past two years,
Miss November is a chestnut-haired Connecticut Yankee who grew up in Stamford, then served a short stint as a Manhattan mannequin for the Barbizon studio before heading South to trade high fashion for Bunny satin. "Like most Northerners, the one thing I can't stand is cold weather," she told us, "so Florida and I hit it off right from the start. After I'd spent my first warm winter in Miami Beach, autumn in New York was just another pretty song as far as I was concerned." When she's not busy Bunny-hopping through her night's duties or basking at the beach, the stately (5'7") hutch honey prefers a stay-at-home schedule of painting with oils, reading science fiction and listening to classical recordings ("I'm not a complete longhair, but I'll take Bach or Bartok over Streisand and the Beatles any day"). As for the man in her pending plans, our homebody beautiful has her rabbit ears set for a "sincere guy who plays for keeps." Fair enough game, we'd say -- a game worth the winning.
---- Photography by Pompeo Posar
To find a man who loves me for myself and would make a good father.
Sports cars and long drives through the Connecticut countryside in spring, the smell of freshly mowed grass.
Dirty fingernails, pseudo-intellectuals, pick-up lines, loud people.
MY IDEAL EVENING:
A casual dinner at a quiet restaurant, then maybe a film, then home to listen to some mood music.
I'm a Bunny at the Playboy Club in Miami.
I LOVE BEING A PLAYMATE BECAUSE
Honestly? I need the money!
I grew up with a brother and a sister in Connecticut, but my parents now live in Texas. We're very close -- we argue like mad and love each other dearly.
I'LL SIT STILL FOR
Peter Sellers movies.
MY MAN MUST
Be neat, clean-shaven and wear plenty of cologne!