Teela LaRoux – Miss July 2019

Teela LaRoux heats up the summer even more in her gorgeous pictorial as our Miss July 2019. On the set of a rooftop with the photographer, Ana Dias, this July Playmate tells us about her work, experiences, beliefs, and much more. “I’m a hardworking, goofy, adventurous firecracker — a little free spirit creating the life I’ve always envisioned,” she says. A Seattle native, Teela now lives in Los Angeles but has also spent some time abroad. “After I started modeling I moved to Paris and fell in love with the city,” she tells us. “I stayed there for years. It was a beautiful way to learn and grow into adulthood.”

When it comes to posing for us, Teela was thrilled. “Modeling for Playboy? I never in a million years thought it would happen for me! I love what the brand is doing now: the vision is much more inclusive and progressive. My experience on set was the best in all my 16 years of modeling,” she says. For Teela, posing nude is a form of self-love. “[It] can be a vulnerable experience, but at the same time it can be empowering,” she says. “I felt strong. I felt beautiful. I didn’t realize I could feel so much love for myself in doing [a nude shoot.]” See just what she’s talking about, right here, now on Playboy Plus!