August 2004 PLAYBOY PLAYMATE
Pilar Lastra DATA SHEET
BIRTHPLACE: Monterey Park, CA
BUST: 34 C
HEIGHT: 5′ – 6"
WEIGHT: 110 lbs
AMBITIONS: To use my success for charity and disease awareness.
TURN-ONS: Body rubs, confidence, a sense of humor.
TURN-OFFS: Bad breath, a man who spends more time looking in the mirror than I do.
JOBS I’VE HAD: Bartender, leasing agent. One day I was desperate enough to sell art from my trunk.
FAVORITE SUMMER ACTIVITIES: Going to the lake, getting on jet skis, rollerblading, biking.
MOVIES I WISH I WAS IN: Mission Impossible, Gone in Sixty Seconds, Pretty Woman.
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Pilar Lastra BIO
Pilar Lastra does not take her good fortune for granted. Although the 23-year-old actress is excited to discuss her forthcoming movie roles, she first recalls how she’s come such a long way from her home in San Antonio. “My family was so poor that my sisters and I wore boys’ hand-me-downs,” she says. “My mother and father divorced when I was young. My father lives in Spain, along with most of my extended family. We came from nothing, so I’m grateful now when I look at everything I have.”
A self-described bookworm in high school who “tried to rebel and be cool,” Pilar couldn’t deceive her mother without feeling guilty. “I’d sneak out of the house at night, but I would leave a note for my mom so she could contact me. I didn’t want her to worry. I never wanted to cause trouble. I never got caught, thank God. I can’t imagine my mom crashing a party or calling and going, ‘Is my daughter there? You guys aren’t drinking, are you?’ ”
Miss Lastra considered a variety of careers before committing to acting. “One day I wanted to be a brain surgeon, the next a bus driver, then a teacher, then an undercover agent,” she says. “I decided to pursue acting because I can pretend to do all those things.” Pilar’s first role was in a Sea World commercial. “I had to ride a roller coaster 25 times in a row and still look excited after take 25,” she says. After moving to Los Angeles she shot more commercials and appeared on Days of Our Lives. “I would like a big-box-office movie in my future, but more than that I want a role that requires me to be extremely brave,” she says. To build her fortitude Pilar has racked up a few fearless adventures: “When I was 19 I packed my car and took off across the country. I’d also like to go to Spain. I’ve never been there, but I hear the partying is out of control. I would rather fall on my face a thousand times than live my life thinking, What if?”