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Believe It: PlayBoy Cyber Girl Of The Year Is The Real Deal

What do you see here? An impossibly gorgeous girl who would laugh if you told her you were into video games, right? Wrong. Her eyes would light right up and she'd tell you how she got the Zodiac Spear in Final Fantasy XII. No, it's not a dream. It's Jo Garcia, PlayBoy's "Cyber Girl of the Year" for 2007. She emerged the winner after beating out 52 weeks of rival models in an online-only competition, and according to a recent interview she gave to Kotaku, the stereotypes need to die.

People dont understand that that the whole gaming world is not just for geeks, and assume that every person who plays video games is a geek that wears glasses, said Garcia. Its a misnomer that needs to be put to rest.

She plays all kinds of games on both consoles and the PC, and she also owns a DS and PSP, both of which she "carries with her everywhere." In fact, if she could get a job being a game tester, she'd do it "all day long." Well...we assume the modeling gig pays better, so we're betting she'll stick with that for a while, but it's still mighty interesting. Even more interesting is her love of RPGs, which is often known as the haven for hardcore gamers. Final Fantasy is her favorite and she elaborated-

I like those games because they have a lot of sidequests, said Garcia. You can build up your character doing small things. Im 100 hours into FFXII and Im not even done with the game yet. Im doing all the hunts and the sidequests - Im probably a third into the game and my guys are at level 60. I hold my characters high so when I go through the game its a lot easier.

And how's about that Zodiac Spear that even the most avid and long-time gamers had to strive to achieve?

I actually got the Zodiac Spear the first time I played it you have to go through hell to get that spear, but I happened to get it the first time because someone told me about it. You cant open certain boxes, but then you have to go through and fight that nasty esper at the end I died three times before I actually beat it.

Now, we all know what you're thinking: "yeah, she could just do a little homework and pretend to be a gamer." In fact, Garcia even admits she has heard of models being paid off to act like a gamer, saying simply, "sex sells." But don't get that idea about Jo; she's the real deal. So how does she continue to prove herself and how should other girls help to kill the stereotype that hot chicks don't play games? "Just playing them," she says.

Even something as small as just doing this. Ive shot Playboy stuff with my PSP, and people have asked if I really play video games, and I respond back. I think, just getting more involved in it, and doing more with it, and seeing where it goes.

Well, that tears it. You win, Jo. You have officially become every guy gamer's dream girl, so don't be surprised to see thousands of marriage proposals from guys who can't believe someone as hot as you is running around in FFXII with the Zodiac Spear. Wait...hold on a second, and I'll draft my proposal now.

5/27/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (8 posts)

aaronisbla
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 @ 1:56:35 PM
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Id jump on this marriage proposal thing if i wasnt already in love with my wife

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Reccaman18
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 @ 2:56:32 PM
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Damn! Where does she live exactly? lol I have a really hot Asian friend that lives in Florida, and shes a really big video game nerd!

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OtisFeelgood
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 @ 3:09:03 PM
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Damn, she's hot. I know a few sexy females in the central florida area that plays video games all the time.

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Mystearica
Tuesday, May 27, 2008 @ 3:26:48 PM
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NICE!!!!! She not only has a great body (are those tits real?) but she also sounds like a really cool person! I didn't bother with the spear lol 'cause chances of getting it are like 10% - but man that's amazing that she did it.

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Gabriel013
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 @ 2:07:46 AM
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This also blows the 'dumb model' stereotype out of the water too.

I think there are plenty of girlgamers out there, they just aren't as obvious about it as us guys.

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evilweasl55
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 @ 5:32:51 PM
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you know what i've meet alot of gamer girls its funny that they all get into relationships with guys that don't play video games, i'm acually very attractive male and the girls i get hooked up with are always girls that hate videogames, it sucks

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Bugzbunny109
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 @ 8:35:39 PM

Lol thats funny, but true

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Geosondaman
Thursday, May 29, 2008 @ 12:54:24 AM
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I am an average looking guy lol, well i think the hot girls don't always demand hot guys, some of them are okay with successful, average looking guys. The really good ones for them are guys that are both attractive and successful, but they are a rarity. Anyways, I just need to become a successful man, gotta do great in university.

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