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- December 01, 1987
- June 01, 1965
- Portsmouth IN USA
- 5' 11"
- 127 lbs
“My mom named me after a legendary old Southern woman, India Allen, who was born with hair the color of India ink, just like I was,” says our Playmate of the Year for 1988. “Mom worried that the name was too exotic, but for modeling, it was perfect.” India Allen has a very special relationship with her mother—a relationship her mother always knew would be as such. “My mom is a really good psychic,” says Miss December 1987 of her Algonquin Indian mother. India’s mom uses her gift for the greater good by lending her psychic abilities to aid law enforcement during their investigations. Solving crimes isn’t the only benefit to having a mother with psychic capabilities. “She has always told me, ‘your picture is going to be seen everywhere’. In high school, I didn't believe her, because I was very tall and real thin,” admits the almost six foot tall brunette. Her mom’s visions were always spot on up until that point, which made India a little nervous about her modeling prediction. “I didn't have much self-confidence then. My mom thought I had a pretty body, but I was chicken,” explains all-natural Miss Allen. “I never thought I would be a beauty queen. I got busty in my sophomore year, but the rest of me just stayed straight all the way down. I didn’t get any curves at all, and I still don’t have many.” Still, India’s mother was certain of her vision and eventually, more details began to emerge—Mom told India that her photos would be printed in Playboy. Voluptuous India was not sold on the idea until she met Playmate Monique St. Pierre during a filming of a Beverly Hills Cop II parody. Miss 1979 personally placed a call with a Playboy photo editor and the rest was history. “Normally, when you make that kind of decision—like whether or not to pose nude—you want to think about it for a few minutes. But, once I walked through the doors at Playboy, I felt like this is where I belong. I never had any doubts.” Once India’s mother saw her daughter’s Miss December 1987 spread in the magazine, she quickly called India to ask her an important question. “Do you want to go in with me on an apartment complex in Florida?” asked India’s mother. India was surprised at the expensive request and informed her mother she wasn’t financially ready to make a purchase like that, to which Mom replied with news of her latest vision. “I mean when you’re Playmate of the Year,” said her mother. This is one psychic who knows what Playboy fans want.