Nikki Schieler Ziering
As the old Hollywood myth g s, anyone can be discovered if they're in the right place at the right time. The truth, however, is a much different story: being discovered is as common as snow blanketing the 10 freeway in July. But against such odds, actress and model Nikki Ziering was plucked from obscurity and became one of the most popular models in the world. The 5'9" blonde from Norwalk, California worked as a dental hygienist until she was discovered by a modeling scout during a routine dental visit. Ziering soon began appearing in catalogs for <I>Carabella</I>, <I>Fredrick's of Hollywood</I>, and <I>Venus Swimwear</I>, and later became a spokeswoman for <I>24 Hour Fitness</I>, <I>Korbel</I> and <I>Coors</I>. But Ziering got her biggest exposure in 1997 as Playboy's Playmate of the month for September, and from there her career took off.