Take it from Amateur Emily Rose, a model and Pilates instructor from San Jose, California. She’s tall – 5’7” –with blonde hair and soft chestnut eyes. “I’m a real NorCal girl at heart,” she says, smiling. “California is so fun easygoing, and that’s who I am – a free spirit.” Growing up in the Bay Area, Emily had the best of both worlds – the hustle and bustle of San Francisco, the sun and sand Santa Cruz, redwood forests and resorts to the north. A dedicated ballet student at a school for the performing arts, Emily’s face and body were made to model. “When I was seventeen, I traveled to Japan to model for three months,” she says. “It was an amazing time. I lived in a model apartment with another girl, and I loved every minute of it.” When she had the chance to pose for Playboy, Emily leapt at the opportunity. “I’ve always loved Playboy,” she says. “I even have Marilyn Monroe’s centerfold on my wall!” When she’s not at Pilates class, Emily spends time with her friends, on the beach or over plates at a favorite greasy spoon. “I’m single, and I get to do whatever I want,” she says. “Watch Real Housewives? Eat chocolate for dinner? I can do it all!” Dance, performance, modeling and a sense of humor – is there anything Miss Emily Rose can’t do?