Victoria Fuller isn't just a Playboy bunny and Playmate, she's an amazing artist!
Victoria you are the only pop artist that has the license to paint the famous bunny in addition to being a bunny and Playmate yourself. Tell us how this impacts the 60th anniversary for Playboy?
I actually had the license for 11 years until Playboy went Private 2 years back. All the licensing changed. But going forward the 60th is a huge marker for Hef and the magazine. Proof of longevity and staying relevant in a world where things come and go so fast.
The brand is more then rabbit ears it's a mind set a way of life and a fantasy all in one.
It has cool factor that has evolved with the changing times and styles.
Your daughter Trease was my flower girl in my wedding and has become quite the little actress and singer. How has that been for you as a single mom with her rising career?
Being a single mom is a challenge but I enjoy it now even more that she is getting older. We are buddies and she loves to perform for. It's great to be a support in her career. Her dad is very involved being her manager. We have different approaches to her acting and singing career.
He is aggressive and very stern.
I however believe she really needs to want to do not just be forced at this point. So it's a balance for her sake. So many young kids who go into show biz go the wrong direction. It starts with the parents lay ground rules and sticking to them.
You are newly engaged, congratulations. What plans do you have for your wedding?
I don't have plans right now we are not rushing a wedding. Being engaged is romantic so we are enjoying this part of our relationship.
What advice can you give other moms that may want a career for their children in show biz?
Trease has been acting and auditioning since she was 9 months.
She was and still is outgoing and social. As mothers we all think our kids are talented but when the camera rolls that same kid can all a sudden be like a deer in head lights.
If your child can get up in front of strangers and be confident and expressive they have a better chance.
Also they have to want it more then you and you have to understand the commitment it takes on your part to drive to auditions miss school and practice lines.
The parent is also working in a sense as much as the child. Be prepared to be handle alot of rejection. Too tall too old... too blonde....
too brown. Wrong voice......
Just know it's a touch biz and just do your research for a good agent who cares about your child. It's a business and your kid is a product.
What are your artistic plans for the future?
My artistic plans for the future are to submit more cartoons to Hef for the magazine. I have one published already and the door is open for more.
I currently work for a gaming company doing game design and animation which is alot of fun and I'm constantly learning. I have closed down my studio last year but and looking to set up again and start some new paintings and see where that goes. My job pays the bills but my heart is forever tied to fine art oil paintings.