Jo Collins

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Jo Collins
Playboy centerfold appearance
December 1964
Preceded by Kai Brendlinger
Succeeded by Sally Duberson
Playmate of the Year
1965
Preceded by Donna Michelle
Succeeded by Allison Parks
Personal details
Born (1945-08-05) August 5, 1945 (age 68)
Lebanon, Oregon, United States
Measurements Bust: 36"
Waist: 24"
Hips: 36"
Height 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Weight 112 lb (51 kg; 8.0 st)

Jo Collins (birthname Janet Canoy, born August 5, 1945, in Lebanon, Oregon) is Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for December 1964 and Playmate of the Year for 1965. Her original pictorial was photographed by Mario Casilli.

She was discovered by Playboy while working as a page for the Queen for a Day TV game show. She went on to work at the Playboy Clubs as a Bunny, and later as a Bunny Mother.

Jo, who was of Norwegian and Spanish descent, was married to baseball player Bo Belinsky for five years (1970 to 1975).[1]

She was nicknamed “G.I. Jo” for her United Service Organizations tours to Vietnam to entertain the troops during the Vietnam War. She first went to Vietnam to deliver a copy of Playboy in person to a lieutenant named Jack Price of the 173rd Airborne Brigade, who had availed himself of an offer from Playboy that anyone making a lifetime subscription to the magazine would receive the first copy from a Playboy Playmate in person.[2]

In December 1979 Jo posed for the "Playmates Forever!" pictorial.

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  1. ^ http://www.playboy.com/girls/playmates/directory/196412.html
  2. ^ Christian G. Appy (2008) Vietnam: The Definitive Oral History Told From All Sides. Ebury Press: 28-30

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