The Digital Journalist
Selected photos from Michael O'Brien's The Face of Texas.
© Michael O'Brien

Karen Foster (Lufkin, 1989) - Playboy Playmate Karen Foster appeared in the February 1990 issue of Texas Monthly. She posed in Ross Junkyard in Lufkin.

"When the picture was taken, I had recently embarked on an exciting journey with Playboy magazine," said Foster. Playboy's Miss October 1989, in 2002. "What a wonderful and rare opportunity for a small-town East Texas girl to be chosen to appear and represent one of the most well-known magazines in the world.

"What I like about this picture is its reality. It wasn't done in a studio somewhere. It was authentic East Texas, which is where I was born and raised."