Hope Dworaczyk earned some notoriety for being the <I>not</I>-pregnant girlfriend of NBA All-Star Jason Kidd before she really set tongues to wagging, baring herself in <I>Playboy</I> magazine and being tapped as its 2010 Playmate of the Year. A native of Texas, Dworaczyk traveled the beauty pageant route - notably the Miss Teen Texas pageant - to forge a career as a high fashion model. She toured the world's runways for multiple designers, parlaying her work into television hosting duties on a Canadian behind-the-scenes fashion program. After setting New York gossip rags aflutter after the rumored basketball baby and the <i>Playboy</i> recognition, she was tapped in 2010 as a contestant on the Donald Trump-hosted reality show, "The Celebrity Apprentice" (NBC, 2004- ). Wielding a bountiful raven mane and at least a veneer of small-town-girl earthiness, Dworaczyk positioned herself to become one of those model-pretty faces, willing to leverage all their assets to break through to a broader media career.