Growing up in rural Texas with her Southern Baptist pastor, Penny Drake did not have a typical childhood. By the age of 19, the fiery redhead had moved from small-town to small-town about ten times. Eventually, tall—5’11”—Miss Drake moved to Austin where she enrolled in the University of Texas’ photojournalism program. But, don’t think that means blue-eyed Penny is going to permanently stay behind the camera. Our all-natural Coed of the Month for October 2002 has aspirations of becoming an actress and furthering her modeling career. With her long legs and a knack for comedy, Penny not only landed roles in movies like Sin City and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, but also modeling gigs with Ed Hardy and Herra Couture. With her hectic work schedule, Miss Drake often craves tranquil moments where she can unwind and practice Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. “It's a very empowering thing because you can put people into submission, even if they're bigger than you,” says Penny. Who wouldn’t like to be pinned down by Penny Drake?