Since Hugh Hefner established the raunchy Playboy magazine, it has been a launching pad for the career of several models in America. Via the magazine, many beautiful ladies have gone on to become movie stars, renowned fashion models, and more. One of them is Sara Jean Underwood, a Portland-born model who first appeared on Playboy in October 2005.
Since then, Sara Jean Underwood has achieved modest success as a television host and actress. We discuss five interesting facts you need to know about the former Playboy model below.
Who is Sara Jean Underwood?
Before diving into those facts, here is a brief recap of who she is. Sara Jean was born on the 26th of March, 1984, in Portland, Oregon. Not much is known about her parental background, but she attended Scappoose High School, graduating in 2002. After high school, she headed over to Oregon State University before transferring to Portland State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree.
Following her appearance on the Playboy Magazine in October 2005, she has enjoyed a long career as a model for various other magazines, as well as a career as a TV host and actress.
Here are five facts you should know about her
1. She was a Playboy Playmate of the Month
Sara Jean Underwood’s first appearance in a Playboy magazine was in an October 2005 issue where she featured on the cover as part of the magazine’s Girls of the Pac-10 shoot.
In the following year, in July 2006, she appeared in the magazine as the Playmate of the Month. In the next year, she was named Playmate of the Year.
Her association with the Playboy brand further includes appearances on the E! show, The Girls Next Door, and the film Epic Movie. She is also credited to have discovered the 2009 Playmate of the Year, Ida Ljungqvist.
2. Sara Jean has multiple credits in film and Television
Sara Jean began her acting career in the film Accepted in 2006. She has since gone on to appear in other films like Two Million Stupid Women, Miss March, Epic Movie, Deadly Weekend, and others.
Outside of acting, Sara Jean Underwood has appeared on several TV shows, both as a host, a guest or as a cameo. She hosted the TV show, Attack of the Show! between 2010 and 2013 and a couple of episodes of The Attack. She was also a presenter on The Feed.
As a guest star, Sara has appeared in Ridiculousness, Rated A for Adult, X-Play, Confessions of a Booth Babe, Up Close with Carrie Keagan, and several others.
3. She is a prominent yoga practitioner
For many women and men, yoga is a casual exercise they engage in as part of efforts to keep their body healthy. But for Sara Jean Underwood, it’s been more than that.
She has once competed in a Yoga competition, Kunoichi, in Japan. She won the first stage of the competition, edging out a significant lead over fellow contestants. Unfortunately, she was unable to keep up the lead in the second stage of the competition and was disqualified.
She still engages in active yoga to this day.
4. She has a voluptuous body
Sara Jean Underwood does not particularly have a big body but she has sharp curves that were achieved through exercise and medical augmentation.
Her curves are defined with a body measurement of 35, 24, and 34 inches for her bust, waist, and hip sizes, respectively. Before getting a breast implant, she had a bust size of 32 inches.
She also has a height of 5 feet 3 inches and weighs 104 pounds (47kg). Other notable body features of Sara include green eyes and long blonde hair. Before dying her hair blonde, she had natural brunette hair.
5. Sara Jean Underwood used to be in a relationship with Ryan Seacrest
E! super presenter, Ryan Seacrest, and Sara Jean Underwood were involved in a two-year intermittent relationship that started in 2008.
It is unknown why the two of them could never find a balance in their relationship, but it eventually ended in 2010. Since then, she has been in a couple of relationships with the actor Jeff Dye, and later, The Bachelorette’s Roberto Martinez, whom she started dating in 2013 and they are still together.
Before dating Ryan Seacrest, she was in a relationship with Marco Andretti, the auto racing driver. She was also rumored to have been in a relationship with Kevin Pereira.