One day this Maine girl went to work as a Verizon sales representative, and then within hours, everything changed for her.

Ciara Price, 31, grew up in the small town of Buxton, Maine, just outside of Portland, and she always considered herself a bit of a nerd and "tech-savvy" as well, according to her website, as she took a liking to things like computers and cameras at an early age.

Back in 2011 that day at the Verizon cell phone store Ms. Price was approached by a photographer who inquired if she had an interest in submitting photos to Playboy, the world's most famous men's magazine.  Apparently, she did, as months later she became Playmate of the Month, gracing the centerfold in November of 2011.

She wasn't the first Playboy centerfold from Maine, as that honor went to 27-year-old Mei-Ling Lam of Clinton in June of 2011, but Ms. Price became one of the magazine's favorites, appearing on the cover 4 times. This not only propelled her modeling career but opened up avenues to endorsements from high-end clients like Porsche, Victory Motorcycles, and just this month, Under Canvas Acadia, the upscale glamping resort in Surry, Maine.

Ciara Price is certainly one of the bigger social media influencers to come out of Maine as she now travels the world promoting products to their target audiences via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.  It's fun to watch and it's nice to know that she takes pride in being from our state.  Watch her stroll a rooftop in Portland and then a southern Maine beach below.

As the self-proclaimed tech-savvy nerd now tries her hand at the other side of the camera, let's take a look at a few of the Playboy covers that made her famous.

Playboy magazine, via Amazon.com.  The issue where Ms. Price was Playmate of the Month.
Playboy Magazine via Amazon.com, featuring Britany Nola, Ciara Price, and Raquel Pomplun on the cover.
Playboy Magazine, via Amazon.com. An almost naked Ciara Price shows us how to do yardwork the right way.

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