Janet Lupo Explained

Janet Lupo
Issue:November 1975
Birthplace:Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
Born:1950 1, mf=yes
Bust:39 DDD
Natural Bust:Yes
Preceded:Jill De Vries
Succeeded:Nancie Li Brandi

Janet Paula Lupo (born January 26, 1950 in Hoboken, New Jersey) is an American model known chiefly for her well-endowed bust. She was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for its November 1975 issue. Her centerfold was photographed by Pompeo Posar.

Early years

Lupo grew up in Hoboken, New Jersey, and is of Italian, Czech and Irish descent.


In April 1974, Lupo became a Bunny at the Playboy Club's Great Gorge Resort in northern New Jersey. While working there, she was asked a number of times if she wanted to take a photo test to become a Playboy Playmate. Finally, in March 1975, Pompeo Posar was able to persuade her to give it a try.

Although she is sometimes touted as the "biggest boobed Playmate", Rosemarie Hillcrest, Miss October 1964, had measurements of 41-25-38 inch at the time of her pictorial. However, bust size measurements were notoriously inconsistent during the 1960s, and difficult to compare with today. [1]

Since her photo shoot, Lupo has since made two comebacks, first in an April 1984 Playboy pictorial, "Playmates Forever! Part Two" and in 1998, on her own official website. She makes annual appearances at Glamourcon.

Personal life

Family reactions to her appearance in the November 1975 issue were mixed. Her father was very upset about it, but her mother liked it. Eventually, her father did come around, and he became very supportive of her decision. After touring the United States, Canada, and Japan to promote Playboy, Lupo started working as a bartender at a restaurant owned by a friend's husband.

In early 1977, Lupo moved to Key Biscayne, Florida, and became a flight attendant. According to Lupo, when the other flight attendants found out that she had been in Playboy, they harassed her and tried to get her fired. She left on her own, and two years later, the airline went bankrupt.

By 1981, Lupo was back in New Jersey and had a license to sell real estate. In 1986 she had a son with her long time partner Mark Settembre. A few years later, she picked up a cosmetology license.[2]

Appearances in other magazines

Book & Magazine

TV shows

Other media

Awards and distinctions

External links

Notes and References

  1. Celebrity Sleuth Vol.12 No.5, page 76
  2. www.janetlupo.com/bio.htm
  3. Celebrity Sleuth Vol.12 No.5, page 76