Road Rules South Pacific’s Cara is Playboy’s Nov. playmate of the month.

Road Rules South Pacific’s Cara is Playboy’s Nov. playmate of the month.
Cara Zavaleta from Road Rules South Pacific is Playboy’s Miss November 2004 Playmate. How did she end up naked in the magazine’s pages? She contacted them. According to the New York Post, “she simply called the editors and asked if they were interested in having her pose for a reality show pictorial feature then in the works. But when she met with them, they suggested she might be qualified for Playmate material.” Playboy.com has a for-adults, non-work-safe preview of Cara, which reveals that her turn-ons include “nice butts and intelligence.” The site’s preview says “you may remember her as wide-eyed, enthusiastic beauty from Road Rules South Pacific and The Gauntlet.” Yes, we may, if our brains still had room to store the identities of every single one of the dozens–hundreds–of barely indistinguishable MTV reality show cast members who’ve passed by on our televisions over the past 12 years. But who cares; she’s naked.

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John Rocker

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Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

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Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.