our july cover girl returns as miss december
Merry Miami model Joyce Nizzari, our Playmate for the merry month of December, is spending the holidays bronzifying her velvety exterior not in Miami, but at Sun Valley, enjoying the combination of winter sports and solar brilliance that has made this idyllic Idaho fun-in-the-sun spot famous. During the rest of the year, Joyce lives in Florida with her parents and makes like the highly successful young model she is. An 18-year-old winner of more local beauty contests than you can shake a bathing suit at, she was the nominee of the Hialeah Junior Chamber of Commerce in this year's Miss America contest and appeared on our July cover, incognito under a pair of sunglasses. Remember? Letters came pouring into the Playboy Building as soon as the July issue went on sale -- letters asking "Who is she?"; letters requesting that she "Take off those sunglasses!"; letters demanding that we "Make her a Playmate!" So, OK, we have.
Photography by Bunny Yeager