General Hospital star, Kelly Monaco is looking younger than ever! The sexy Playboy bunny is turning up the heat on the red carpet! Check out awesome facts to know about Kelly Monaco.
Kelly Monaco, the former Playboy bunny and daytime TV soap star, is living it up in style! Her red carpet appearances are eye-popping, and she looks no older than she did years ago when she was the “it” girl! Monaco is not just an actress and a model, she is also a philanthropist. She visits Africa for the Feed the Children program and does her bit of giving back to the society. Monaco has the best of both worlds, all while still looking like a million bucks!
Kelly Monaco Wiki and Personal Life
Born on the 23rd of May in 1976, model and TV star, Kelly Monaco is famous for her role as Sam McCall in General Hospital. Monaco is a former Playboy model (“Playmate of the Month,” April 1997) and the winner of the first season of Dancing with the Stars.
She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Albert and Carmina Monaco and is a middle child, among four sisters. Monaco attended Pocono Mountain High School after the family moved to Poconos. After completing high school, she worked as a lifeguard at a local resort, Mount Airy Lodge.
Early Career, Acting, & Reality Television
Monaco started taking acting classes during her high school. In 1996, she pursued her modeling career by sending her pictures to Playboy magazine. In April 1997, Monaco was featured as Playboy’s “Playmate of the Month!” She then became a regular in many Playboy issues.
As for acting? Monaco first starred in Baywatch from 1997 to 1998. She also played Carmen Electra’s body double in some movies, since Electra could not swim. It was in 1999 when she was offered the role of Olivia Morley in Port Charles, which set her career on the high road. In 2003, Monaco bagged the role of Samantha McCall in General Hospital and was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role in Port Charles.
Monaco then went on to do the reality show Dancing with the Stars, with partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy in 2005 and won the first season!
Let’s Light it Up!
Kelly Monaco Instagram
Anyone on the search for Monaco’s hot pics, take a look at her Instagram photos! Her page is smokin’ with selfies on beaches and holiday’s, “on set” pictures, and occasionally posts a few hot pics from her modeling career, as well. She posted one such throwback recently as a Playboy bunny, and honestly, she looks like she hasn’t aged a bit! Check out a few more of her posts below!
Who Can Resist This?!
All Eyes on Me!
Major Cover Love!
Monkey Face! Ooh Ooh Aah!
Soaking up the Sun! (Don’t want no tan lines!)
Kelly Monaco’s Boyfriend
Well, we can safely say that a hottie like Kelly Monaco can’t stay single for long! Monaco’s list of boyfriends may not be that long (she cares about quality, not quantity), but she has definitely had her share of dates. Monaco started dating Micheal Gonzalez in high school and broke up with him after a long 10 years, in 2010. She then found Heath Freeman, an actor, and they dated for a brief period before she broke up with him, for Val Chmerkovskiy. As her dancing partner, the sizzling hot chemistry between Monaco and Chmerkovskiy was loved nation-wide, and it struck the right chord with them, too. They started dating during their partnership on Dancing with the Stars, until their alleged breakup. In 2015, Kelly began feeling close to her co-star Billy Miller and thus began the rumor of being together.
Kelly Monaco’s Net Worth
So, with all this success, what is Kelly Monaco’s net worth, you ask? She is estimated to be worth $4.0 million!
Her fortune is calculated mostly by her modeling career and her stints with Playboy. Monaco is a well-known TV actress, winner of a pouplar dance-reality show, and was named the sexiest cover model of the 90’s. All this, along with her judging appearances in Miss USA and her moves on Dancing with the Stars, has led her to be worth the hefty price tag she is today.
Let’s hope the multi-faceted actress/model keeps doing what she does best; being an awesome woman! We can only wait and find out what the Playboy sizzler has in store for us next!