black pinup

This is the third in my series of body positive pin ups. I recently started following this awesome blog called alternativeblackgirls and was really inspired by some of the awesome ladies they showcase.

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Jennifer Jackson was the first Black Playboy Playmate of the Month (March 1965).

In a 2011  interview about a character loosely based on her in the show The Playboy Club she comments on her success and attention stating:

The thing about that is, I never thought I was that pretty. Chicago had a lot of beautiful women, and for me to say that I was pretty? I was just there. There were so many other girls who were so much prettier than me. It’s just that a white man’s beauty is different from a black man’s beauty. I was tall and leggy – white men like that. Black men, on the other hand, liked the girls who were short and had what they called a “brick house body.” I didn’t get any attention from the brothers. They liked the little women who were short and shapely. So there was a different standard of beauty.

She is now a social worker and lives with her husband in the Pacific Northwest.