Jessica Burciaga: Unleash’d

It can be easily said that Jessica Burciaga is one of THE most beautiful women on the planet! The proof can be seen in this behind-the-scenes video of Jessica’s photo shoot for Unleash’d Magazine. A hip-hop Marilyn Monroe with a splash of JLo, Miss February 2009 is everywhere, so don’t be surprised when she conquers the world!


And if you’re not following Ms. Burciaga on Twitter, where have you been?

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The gorgeous Jaclyn Swedberg, Playboy Playmate of the Year 2012.

Me and Playboy

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Playboy and I go way back. Not only for the boobs and butts, although those were a couple of good reasons for being a fan, but Playboy is not only a brand, but also a culture as well as a lifestyle. In my early teens, I was curious. Then, in my late teens and early 20s, I became a fan. And finally, as I approached my thirties, a connoseiur. From Playboy.com to the Playboy Mailing List (PML) to the Playboy message boards to the Playmate signings, I was and still am into everything Playboy.

I remember being in grade school and hearing of my friends going to the public library, right next door to the school, and taking out an issue of Playboy, going off into a corner and looking through its pages. In high school, when the internet finally entered our family home, I delved into the Playboy website, searching for the Playmate centerfolds, from the centerfolds of the golden age of the magazine to the Playmates of today. I found old-school beauty, Cathy St. George’s centerfold, Baywatch beauty-turned-Playmate, Donna D’Errico, and my favorite Playmate of all-time, Miss February 1995, Lisa Marie Scott. I certainly was captivated. Not only by the most beautiful women in the world, but by the brand, the culture of Playboy.

In my college days, I would search out where the Playmate signings would be around the San Francisco Bay Area. I drove up to the city to meet and greet the very beautiful Miss April 2000, Brande Roderick, who signed her own issue for me. A few years later, I attended the 50th anniversary Playmate search party in San Francisco. It was fun to meet and chill with some of the girls next door.

I got lost in the Playboy history and how Mr. Hefner started the magazine in Chicago with only $600 plus borrowing $6000. I emersed myself into the Playboy Philosophy. Playboy magazine, Hugh Hefner and his Philosophy influenced me tremendously. In some way, they steered me to the creative route. I wanted to create my own magazine. I wanted to create my own philosophy. I wanted to change the world just as Mr. Hefner had done. And I still do.

This past year, with the demise of the Playboy message boards and with Playboy.com and its Cyber Club being outsourced to Manwin, my enthusiasm with blogging on my Playboy inspired blog, The Bunny Project, dropped a little bit. But now, Twitter has replaced the message boards and the past few Playboy covers (more on this later) has reinvigorated my love for the magazine. So, you’ll see a few sprinklings of Playboy posts once in a while as I merge my blogs together.

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What Is…Sexy?

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The sexy Chelsea Co

Sexy is what sexy does.

Intelligence is sexy. Multi-lingual girls are sexy.

Multi-cultured girls are sexy. Cultured girls are sexy too.

A sexy voice can make your soul quiver. The sound of a woman in high heels walking down a hallway is sexy. Well-defined calves are sexy.

Beyoncé is sexy. So is Martha Stewart.

A girl who can tell me who the starting center was for the L.A. Lakers in game 6 of the NBA finals in 1980 is very sexy.

A girl who can play the drums is sexy. A girl who can DJ is just as sexy.

Uniqueness is sexy. Individuality is sexy.

A 5’8″ supermodel is sexy. A 4’11” Playboy model is SO much sexier.

Natural beauty is sexy. Voluptuousness is super sexy.

Sexy is timless. No matter the era, their sexy is our sexy. Sexy is ageless. Ageless is sexy.

A woman with muscles is sexy. Strength is sexy.

Funny women are sexy. A sense of humor is sexy.

Women with curves are sexy. Mothers are sexy.

Classic beauty is sexy.

Most sexy women are beautiful. Most beautiful women are sexy. Although not all beautiful women are sexy. Some sexy women would not necessarily be considered a real beauty. But they don’t care and that is sexy!

Sexy is sexy. What is sexy to you?

A New (Humble) Swagger

Once in a while, you are allowed to be inspired by your own self. Looking back at my old blogs that have seen many reincarnations, I became inspired by what I had written and what I was inspired by back then. Lately, it seems I’ve been thinking too much instead of just writing. As I read through my blogs, I have realized that I’ve been blogging for quite a while, about five years. There has been the original and now this newer version of the Humble Swagger, which bookends the Playboy magazine inspired blogs, Playboy and Me and The Bunny Project. Now is the time to bring everything together. Everything that inspires me (and that definitely includes Playboy) will come together to create this new space of a Humble Swagger. I’ve learned that is important to always be inspired and don’t be afraid to share that inspiration with others. 

Remember to always keep humble and keep your swagger!

A Humble Swagger

The phrase ‘a humble swagger’ is how I like to describe my style, my demeanor, my personality, whatever you want to call it. I first heard the phrase on a sports story on ESPN about the University of Miami Hurricane football players and their numbers and legacies in the NFL. I immediately got my notebook and wrote it down. Legendary players like Michael Irvin and Ray Lewis along with superstars like Frank Gore and Willis McGahee have left their mark. At first glance, you would first notice their brashness and arrogance, but if you look closer, their confidence is through the roof because they can surely back it up. And if you look even closer, those NFL’ers from ‘The U’ are such a close-knit family that they can keep each other in check and humble. I found that concept intriguing. The idea of being confident in who you are and what you do but also being humble and know your place in the world. That phrase stuck with me.

When I was younger, I had it all over the place, on my message board signatures, doodles in my notebooks, my previous blogs. I had never really thought about what it meant to me until a conversation with this girl I had met. She had asked me how I would describe my style, fashion-wise, and that really got me to thinking. I told her I had that hip-hop/R&B style, that Justin Timberlake/Ne-yo type of style. That made her giggle. I told her that my style had a humble swagger to it. I believe that having that humble swagger is good for today’s world. To go around town with that confidence about yourself and being able to do your own thing. But also having that down-to-earth personality with that humbleness to know where you stand. Now that I’ve become older, a humble swagger is what I am about and what I strive to be.

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