She was Playboy's Miss November 1992 and the first Playboy Centerfold to come "out" in the media. And 20 years later, Stephanie Adams looks better now than ever before, as seen in her new photo book entitled Proudly Over 40: Playboy Centerfold Stephanie Adams 20 Years Later.
Online PR News – 18-November-2012 – New York, NY – She was Playboy's Miss November 1992 and the first Playboy Centerfold to come "out" in the media. 20 years later, Stephanie Adams is 42 years old and looks better now than ever before, as seen in her new photo book and memoir entitled Proudly Over 40: Playboy Centerfold Stephanie Adams 20 Years Later.
As mentioned by Adams:
"There was a time once when I thought I had nothing, but what I really had was nothing to lose. It took the death of someone I love, in order for me to learn how to live. And now I realize that I am truly blessed, because I have always had it all."
As mentioned in her book:
"The gay community has always been where I've felt most at home. A rainbow flag is most appropriate for a group of amazing people that are diverse in race, colorful in personality, and brilliant with talent. I was the first Playboy Centerfold to come 'out' and did so for many reasons. For one, love has no color, sex, or reason. I never limited my love to just one sex. I'm not ashamed of that and never will be. Also, my younger aunt who raised me since birth was chastised so badly for her bisexuality, even though she was private about it, and even though she was more dignified and sophisticated than her bullies could ever be. That said, when those who pointed fingers were not so kind even the days before she died, I ordered those who wanted to put her down for having her female friend there to hold her hand to not be allowed in the hospital. I came out proudly and dared them to treat me the way they treated her. They didn't. And I hope that I encouraged others to be proud of who, what, and how they identify. My hopes were to truly be a spokesmodel and advocate, with no regrets or apologies. I donated my own personal funds and helped to raise funds. I also spoke and represented gay organizations at events and in the media. Speaking on stage or announcing the Gay Pride parade for NYC and other boroughs was a regular yearly event for me. Those were truly some of my fondest memories. To this day, I am married to a wonderful man, and I love him dearly. Those who judge love, don't know how to love...or they wouldn't judge...and they wouldn't judge me for "coming out" or "going back in", because I am still the same. I am still proud of my past, as well as my present. No regrets or apologies. And I love the gay community just the same and continue to be a part of it. Love has no color, sex, or reason...it's just love."
At the age of 42, Adams does not miss being 22, and has maintained her overall well-being with no plastic surgery, no dieting, no drugs, never exercised a day in her life, eats more than most people twice her size, along with a hearty amount of laughter. What's her secret? "There is none. I'm far from perfect. I'm proud and happy as I am." Adams went from "Miss November to Mrs. November" and after over 24 years of modeling, as well as being the founder of GODDESSY and author of over 24 publications, Adams says that her greatest accomplishment is being a stay-at-home mother. "My centerfold boasted me wearing designer lingerie in front of a staged refrigerator. Now I wear my La Leche nursing bra in front of a real refrigerator with my two year old son's art work on it. I am truly blessed." Adams plans on continuing her career of writing and possibly some 40+ modeling. "Maybe just a runway or two for a charity event. My main focus is and will always be my family."
Adams owns GODDESSY and Wall Street Chiropractic. GODDESSY, a portmanteau of "goddess" and "odyssey", was originally a business that solely offered astrology, new age, spiritual and metaphysical products and services. Since then, GODDESSY has also become the name of a series of books and other publications. Wall Street Chiropractic provides natural relief from pain and injuries with chiropractic adjustments and rehabilitation exercises. Various services include overall chiropractic care, nutritional wellness, and physical therapy. For more information about Wall Street Chiropractic, visit http://www.ChiroNewYork.com.
Adams' photo book and memoir Proudly Over 40: Playboy Centerfold Stephanie Adams 20 Years Later is available via her web sites http://www.GODDESSY.com and http://www.StephanieAdams.com as well as Barnes & Noble and Amazon.