We love beautiful girls — can’t get enough of them. That’s why an entire media subculture exists to show them to guys who want to be with them and girls who want to be like them! Almost every industry employs models, but two vastly different empires are the clear cut best of the best: Playboy models and Victoria’s Secret models. I’ve never watched America’s Next Top Model, but apparently Victoria’s Secret is the New York Yankees of modeling. You have to fit the American ideals of physical perfection in every dimension, and put your time in with smaller modeling agencies and bush league product advertising. After the Pirates and the Dodgers have signed their picks — the Yankees pick up the likes of Adriana Lima, who we’ve talked about before.
On the seedy side of modelling you have Playboy — and while becoming a bunny doesn’t entail the paperwork that Victoria’s Secret comes with, it takes special kinds of daddy issues to make it to the top. Hundreds of reality defying bombshells have had Hugh Hefner’s dirty old man-hands all over them, but when I think of Playboy excellence I immediately think of Sarah Jean Underwood. Comparing Playboy bunnies to Victoria’s Secret models is apples to oranges — both make exorbitant amounts of green but the differences end there. If you were to stack these two gorgeous ladies, how would they compare? Help us decide by voting in our current survey!
Sara Jean Underwood
Sara was born in 1984 – making her a perfect 28 years old at the time of this post. One of those crazy Portland, Oregon girls, she worked in sales for awhile before graduating to Hooters. She made her Playboy debut in The Girls of Pac 10 — and was in fact featured on the cover holding a football and sporting a painted-on rendition of a Beavers Jersey (Really? Could that be any better?) That was October 2005 — and by 2007 she had been awarded Playboy’s Playmate of the Month and Playmate of the Year. Fun fact – she was the only Miss July to end up becoming Playmate of the Year (in her own words, she didn’t think she was “pretty enough”).
In addition to her Playboy work, she has hosted G4′s Attack of the Show, announced in various MMA events, and competed on Ninja Warrior. According to Sara, her turn-ons are “shyness, facial hair, and a guy who likes to get dirty and work with his hands.” (Yes! I’m IN!) Her turnoffs seem to coincide with the same douchebags we love to rip on here at DI: “Show-offs, waxed/shaved chests and guys who say what they think I want to hear.” And apparently her favorite book is The Horse Whisperer… good to know.
Whereas Sara Jean Underwood represents the down-home American babes, Adriana Lima is a sultry, exotic beauty from Salvador, Brazil. Born in 1981 (31 years old at the time of this post), Adriana is a classy, classy lady who purportedly was abstinent until her marriage in 2008, does not pose nude, goes to church on Sunday like a good girl, and apparently stumbled onto the modeling scene at 15 when a friend convinced her to submit a picture to a nationwide beauty pageant in Brazil. After that, she absolutely exploded — picking up numerous accolades in addition to achieving Victoria’s Secret greatness — including a listing in the 2005 Forbes’ edition of The World’s Best-Paid Celebrities Under 25, 7th on FHMs “100 Sexiest Women 2007″, number one most desirable woman on Askmen.com, “Hottest Girl on the Planet” in 2007 in Spike TV’s poll, the list goes on and on and on…
She’s dabbled in acting, been on numerous Super Bowl ads, been on TV shows, and does more charity work than I care to list off right now. So there you have it — two very different bombshells from two very different worlds! How do you rank them?