Karin Taylor

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Karin Katherine Taylor
Playboy centerfold appearance
June 1996
Preceded byShauna Sand
Succeeded byAngel Boris
Personal details
BornKarin Katherine Taylor
(1971-11-28) November 28, 1971 (age 48)
Kingston, Jamaica[1]
MeasurementsBust: 34"[1]
Waist: 23.5"
Hips: 34"
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)[1]
Weight123 lb (56 kg; 8.8 st)

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Karin Katherine Taylor (born November 28, 1971 in Kingston, Jamaica) is a former international fashion model,[2] known as Playboy magazine's June 1996 Playmate of the Month.[1]


Taylor began her modeling career at age 17,[3] when she was discovered by the Ford Modeling agency in Miami. During her ten-year modeling career, she was represented around the world by such agencies as Wilhelmina Models NYC, Agence Unique (Greece), ICE Model Management (South Africa) and David and Lee Models Chicago. She first appeared on television in 1992 as a Spokesmodel Contestant on Ed McMahon's Star Search, which began filming in Orlando that year.[4]

In 1996, Taylor was selected as the Miss June Playmate of the Month in Playboy magazine. As other Playmates have done, she went on to appear in various Playboy videos from 1996 until 2001. After her appearance in Playboy, Taylor moved to Los Angeles and began an acting career that included a guest-starring appearance on Baywatch as Taylor Johnson,[5] as well as roles and appearances on: Malcolm and Eddie, Weird Al Show, Keenen Ivory Wayans Show,[6] Horace Brown's music video,[7] "Things We Do for Love"[2] (Brett Ratner, director) and guest hosting on E!

In 1994, Snap-on tools discontinued their popular calendar, making Taylor the last official Snap-on calendar girl (November/December 1994)[8] as reported by the Wall Street Journal.[9]

Taylor briefly returned to her modeling roots and walked the runway one last time, for New York fashion designer Betsey Johnson, in her Spring 2001 collection,[10] which was later made into a documentary.[11]

Taylor is owner of Mandalay Farms, a 20-acre equestrian farm and exotic animal facility specializing in educational programs, animal therapy and private animal encounters.

Personal life[edit]

Karin Katherine Taylor was born on November 28, 1971 in Kingston, Jamaica. Taylor and her family moved to Orlando, Florida when she was a child.[12] Growing up in Orlando, Taylor was the quintessential "girl next door" who attended a Catholic school and was "an altar server the first year the Pope declared girls could serve".[13] She worked as a lifeguard at the Wet n Wild Water park before entering the entertainment industry as a dancer for Walt Disney World in the Main Street Electrical Parade (1989–1990).[14]

Taylor is a mother of five, and is living in Florida[15]. Taylor writes a blog called the Trophy Mom Diaries where she posts about her life and various issues as the mother of young children and "the 2nd wife to a man 15 years older than me [sic]".[16]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d "Playmate data". Retrieved May 23, 2010.
  2. ^ Chicago Defender, April 28, 1999
  3. ^ XXL magazine issue 5 1998
  4. ^ Star Search 1992
  5. ^ Baywatch Lifeguardian episode 7022
  6. ^ episode #105 on 9/5/1997
  7. ^ NY Daily News May 26, 1996 by A.J. Benza[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ Wall Street Journal December 21, 1994 article by Robert L. Rose
  10. ^ "Farfetch™ - Shop 2000+ Fashion Designers". www.style.com. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
  11. ^ "Playboy: Playmates on the Catwalk (Video 2001)". Retrieved 19 February 2018 – via www.imdb.com.
  12. ^ Staff. "Karin Taylor". Amazon via IMDb.com. Retrieved 29 December 2013.
  13. ^ "Episode dated 19 June 1999". 19 June 1999. Retrieved 19 February 2018 – via www.imdb.com.
  14. ^ Playboy Magazine June 1996
  15. ^ "Archives - Philly.com". articles.philly.com. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
  16. ^ Taylor, Karen. "Trophy Wife Diaries: About Me". Trophywifediaries.com. Retrieved 29 December 2013.

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