Kerissa Fare

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Kerissa Fare
Playboy centerfold appearance
September 2000
Preceded by Summer Altice
Succeeded by Nichole Van Croft
Personal details
Born (1976-12-31) December 31, 1976 (age 40)
Riverside, California, US[1]
Measurements Bust: 34"D[2]
Waist: 26"
Hips: 33"
Height 5 ft 8.5 in (1.74 m)[2]
Weight 115 lb (52 kg; 8.2 st)

Kerissa Fare (born December 31, 1976)[2] is an American model and actress. She is Playboy's Playmate of the Month in September, 2000 and has appeared in numerous Playboy videos. She graduated from La Sierra High School in Riverside, California in 1995.


Fare, whose real name is Keri Furman Mendoza, found herself in the news in 2004 during the trial of Justin Helzer, one of the conspirators in a quintuple murder which claimed the life of the daughter of blues guitarist Elvin Bishop. Fare had dated one of the other conspirators, Helzer's older brother Glenn, who had convinced her to get the breast implants that eventually landed her a spread in Playboy magazine.[3] She stated that Glenn was charismatic and influential enough to accumulate followers to live his 12 principles of magic, recalling that "it was special just to know him."[4]

Author Erik Davis wrote in his book The Visionary State: A Journey Through California's Spiritual Landscape that Fare became involved with a group run by Glenn and Justin Helzer called Transform America.


  1. ^ Kerissa Fare at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ a b c "Playmate data". Retrieved 4 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Children of Thunder: The Helzer Brothers
  4. ^ Demian Bulwa (2005-05-14). "Playboy model says killer held her spellbound". Religion News Blog. Retrieved 19 March 2012. 

External links[edit]