Karen McDougal Karen McDougal in Las Vegas (2007) Karen McDougal is an American model and actress, known for her appearances in Playboy magazine November 1997 and for being chosen playmate of the year 1998. In 2001 he was chosen as the second sexiest playmate of the 90 “. Born March 23, 1971 in Merrillville, Indiana, USA, near the city of Gary. He moved to Sawyer, Michigan, when he was 9 years old, along with his mother, 3 older brothers Bob, Dave and Jeff, and her younger sister, Tina. As a child she was passionate about ballet and dance in general, and was even part of a scout group. In his high school, River Valley High School, was chosen as a cheerleader (cheerleader). His nickname was “Barbie”. Throughout the school became part of the band. Upon graduation from high school in 1989, Karen attended Ferris State University, majoring in Elementary Education.After 2 years of college, Karen worked as a preschool teacher in a suburb of Detroit. Although he liked teaching, a friend of Karen, convinced that her beauty could lead very far, led her to compete in a contest for the Venus International Swimsuit. Thanks to his friend, Karen was selected as the winner of this contest, giving him the opportunity to work as a model. With a new willingness to act and pursue a modeling career, Karen crossed the U.S. for California, a road test for Hugh Hefner of a famous magazine. Karen McDougal is an animal lover. Owner of two cats, Brittany and Brandy, has a tattoo of a cat on the second toe of right foot. From her appearances in Playboy, which has generated in his career a wide variety of presentations in major media, magazine modeling, television commercials, and acting in minor roles, with mixed results.It was a very successful model in fitness., And is the first woman to appear on the cover of Men’s Fitness magazine. It is also considered one of the great beauties that have left the Playboy magazine. In 2007 the paparazzi linked to actor Bruce Willis.