Here’s a story you don’t hear often. At the age of 18, India Allen’s mother encouraged her to pursue modeling and, specifically, to take a shot at posing for Playboy. India nixed the idea initially, but she changed her mind when she met 1979 Playmate of the Year Monique St. Pierre on the set of Beverly Hills Cop II. Coincidentally, Allen was on hand to play a bit part in the movie as … a Playmate at the Playboy Mansion. She formed a fast friendship with St. Pierre and, in short order, reconsidered her stance on posing for Playboy. She went on to take home the title of Playmate of the Year for 1988.