Jo Collins

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Jo Collins
Playboy centerfold appearance
December 1964
Preceded byKai Brendlinger
Succeeded bySally Duberson
Playboy Playmate of the Year
Preceded byDonna Michelle
Succeeded byAllison Parks
Personal details
Born (1945-08-05) August 5, 1945 (age 73)
Lebanon, Oregon, United States
MeasurementsBust: 36"
Waist: 24"
Hips: 36"
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Weight112 lb (51 kg; 8.0 st)

Janet Canoy (born August 5, 1945 in Lebanon, Oregon), known professionally as Jo Collins, 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 is 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. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-07. Retrieved 2011-05-15.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Christian G. Appy (2008) Vietnam: The Definitive Oral History Told From All Sides. Ebury Press: 28-30

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