Gorgeous, buxom, and slender 5’5″ blonde bombshell Dalene Kurtis was born on November 12, 1977 in Apple Valley, California. Dalene grew up as an only child in Bakersfield, California. After attending business college, Kurtis went on to work for an insurance firm for three and a half years. Dalene started her modeling career in 2000 by entering and winning a Venus Swimwear competition. In January, 2001 Kurtis moved to Santa Monica, California and landed a job modeling for Budweiser beer. Dalene was discovered by one of Hugh M. Hefner’s friends as a participant in a Miss Hawaiian Tropic pageant. Kurtis was the Playmate of the Month in the September, 2001 issue of Playboy. She was named Playmate of the Year in 2002. A successful fashion designer and jewelry entrepreneur, Dalene is also a spokes model for the tanning salon chain Hollywood Tans. The mother of a son, Kurtis resides in Beverly Hills, California.