Phoenix resident and Arizona State University student Shanice Jordyn is Playboy's April 2014 Playmate of the Month (issue on newsstands and iPlayboy.com now, with additional photos available at www.playboy.com/shanicejordyn).
Shanice first appeared in Playboy's October 2013 college issue, representing ASU in the magazine's "Girls of the Pac 12" pictorial. She is a junior at ASU, taking online classes for general studies, and currently works as a dental hygienist with hopes of attending dental school upon graduation.
The athletic beauty is a 2010 graduate of Mountain Pointe High School, where she was an MVP varsity point guard and a sprinting champion. Prior to Playboy, Shanice had never modeled before.
"I love my jobs and my life," she says. "And I do my best to be a good Sun Devil and go clubbing with the Arizona State crowd."
Shanice was kind enough to take a few moments to answer some questions about her photoshoot, movies, and what her future holds!
Steve Gustafson: Hi Shanice! First, congratulations on being Playboy's Miss April! Thanks for taking a few minutes to answer some questions for 411mania.com! First, I read that before Playboy, you had never modeled before! What prompted you to give it a try?
Shanice Jordyn: My mother actually pushed me to do it. She said you're young you might as well do it now so I gave it a try!
Steve Gustafson: I've never heard that before! That worked out really well! Wow! How was the photoshoot? Were you nervous? Excited?
Shanice Jordyn: During the photo shoot I was a little bit nervous but as it went on I ended up being not nervous at all. The photographers make it as fun as they can, the Playboy crew is amazing.
Steve Gustafson: I always hear how professional they are and how they make you feel comfortable. How has your life changed since since becoming Miss April?
Shanice Jordyn: My life has not changed too much yet but I did stop doing dental assisting just so I can work with Playboy a lot more. I also work part time as a server at Twin Peaks.
Steve Gustafson: Very cool! Are you still planning to go to dental school when you graduate or have your plans changed?
Shanice Jordyn: I do plan on going to dental school, but I'm taking two years off to concentrate on modeling.
Steve Gustafson: I'm sure that will make your fans very happy to hear. What does Miss April like to do for fun and unwind?
Shanice Jordyn: I love to hang out with my friends, go to the beach, hiking, working out, shopping, partying, and of course going to sporting events especially NBA games.
Steve Gustafson: Sounds good. OK, since we cover Movies and TV shows here at 411mania, I have to ask you some related questions. I know you're busy but do you have any TV shows that you must watch?
Shanice Jordyn: I love the TV show Cat Fish on MTV! Other than that I don't watch a lot of TV shows.
Steve Gustafson: Cat Fish! It is addicting. What about going out to the movies? Some of your favorites?
Shanice Jordyn: I love going to the movies. My favorite movie right now would be We Are the Millers. I laughed throughout the whole movie.
Steve Gustafson: Cool. What's next? Goals for 2013?
Shanice Jordyn: My goals are to model a lot more for Playboy as well as other agencies and to try make a career out of it.
Steve Gustafson: Awesome. What's the best way for fans to keep up-to-date on your career?
Shanice Jordyn: Instagram Shanice_jordyn, Twitter @Shanice_jordyn
Steve Gustafson: That's it! Thanks again and all the best to you!
Photos courtesy of Playboy