Birth Name: Shannon Tweed
Birth Place: Canada
Born March 10, 1957 in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, Shannon Lee Tweed grew up competing in beauty pageants, winning Miss Ottawa in 1978 and subsequently placing fourth in the Miss Canada pageant. Buoyed by her fame, she was chosen to appear on the reality show "Thrill of a Lifetime" (CTV, 1981-87), which granted average Canadians the chance to live out their wildest dreams. In Tweed's case, that involved meeting Hugh Hefner for a chance to pose for Playboy. So beautiful and charming was the young woman that she not only became November 1981's Playmate of the Month, but became 1982's Playmate of the Year and, briefly, Hefner's serious girlfriend. Though other Playmates tried and failed, ...
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