Claire Sinclair (born Clairissa Irene Riccio) is Playboy’s 2011 Playmate of the Year. She is also the Star of Pin Up at the Stratosphere Hotel in Las Vegas. She said, “Playmates are quintessential works of art. I couldn’t be more honored.”
Claire Sinclair is a mix of Irish, Austrian, Spanish, French and Italian heritage. Her father is a full Italian. Her measurements are 36-24-38 with a D cup. Her sister Angela Marie is also a Playboy model.
Growing up, her family moved around a lot, but she graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in Los Angeles in 2009. Per her website, “college was never in the forecast for Claire. She loved to learn, but the classroom set up did not stimulate her enough.”
Claire Sinclair has been modeling since she was 14 and has idolized Bettie Page since she was a little girl. Before becoming a Playmate, she posed in front of Grauman’s Theater in Hollywood as Belle from “Beauty and the Beast” working for tips.
Also, before her Playmate gig, Claire Sinclair said she wasn’t “getting that kind of attention” from men. “All of a sudden, I’m at these parties and guys come up to me and tell me that they’ve seen me naked.”
The painter Olivia de Berardinis introduced Claire to the Playboy mansion and she tested for Playboy and the rest is history.
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She has appeared on “The Bunny House,” “Holly’s World” and “K-11,” as well as the burlesque show “Crazy Horse Paris” at MGM Grand.
Claire Sinclair said the craziest thing she’s ever done is go rafting in Class 4 rapids in a kids’ inflatable raft. “We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into, it was horrifying.”
Her guilty pleasure is hot Cheetos puffs; and her favorite hobby is road tripping and traveling. “I want to experience all that life has to offer, but mostly I want to experience the food, baby.” She is also studying to learn Spanish.
She has a phobia of mustard.
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Her favorite body part is her “cute tiny ears.” As for dating, she looks for “sanity” in a guy. She said, though, that traditional dates are awkward. “I ‘date’ under the guise of hanging out.”
She has been romantically linked with Hugh Hefner’s son, Marston.
Claire Sinclair currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, and she is single.