It’s the stuff of legends. You get a rock star, you get a Playboy model, you squish them together until they pop a hella beautiful baby. (Liv Tyler anyone?)
Sophie Simmons, the twenty-year-old offspring of Gene Simmons and his very lovely Playboy model wife, Shannon Tweed, has the mix of looks and musical talent — as well as brains — of her parents combined.
Simmons, a gifted woman with a Kat Dennings figure and a face-busting awesome grin, sat down and talked to PlayboyDotCom about learning to snowboard in Whistler, the highs and lows of reality TV, and growing up with Hef’s kids.
Here’s an excerpt of the article for your ogling pleasure:
Playboy.com: Your mom is a Playboy legend; what did she say about you speaking with us?
Simmons: She was excited. She really didn’t want me to follow in her footsteps…like a spread [laughs] and I don’t really want to do that either. So this is a good way of saying “I did it too!” but really didn’t do it. [laughs]
Playboy.com: What was it like growing up so involved with Playboy?
Simmons: I grew up with Hef’s kids — going to the same elementary and high schools; the boys are close to my brother. We go over to the Mansion every Easter and Fourth of July — my brother’s been recently going to the, you know, lingerie parties. [laughs]
On what it’s like to have Gene Simmons as a dad:
Playboy.com: Do you ever get tired of all the fame of being Gene Simmons’ daughter?
Simmons: It gets annoying, but I’m my own person, I have stuff going on. It offers a lot of opportunities, and I’m really thankful for them, but I do a lot of things on my own as well.
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READ THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE.
Of course we have pictures…