Every great ocean city has its legend. Helen of Troy's face launched a thousand ships.

Now Miami has a new muse.

Meet "It" Girl model and actress Suzanne Stokes. The petite 5'4" inspiration behind the new 35-story EnV

Brickell luxury apartments in Brickell Village leaves a sizeable impression.

"Suzanne exemplifies the spirit of Miami's luxury living at EnV Brickell," says David Lynd, COO of The Lynd Company, developers of the hip new high rise. The popular residential

area, known as the Manhattan of the South," harbors gourmet restaurants, nightlife, luxury retail boutiques and a cool urban atmosphere close to the coast.

Suzanne, a fun-loving green-eyed blonde, was born in Naples, Florida, and moved to Miami to kick-start her modeling career.

A favorite Playboy model, Suzanne was Playmate of the Month in the February

2000 issue. She has been a celebrity guest on Howard Stern, had a role in “Frasier,” and appeared in Mortal Kombat Conquest, in addition to shooting many videos and international commercials for Heineken and other products.

"I'd love to be in a scary movie—I could really get into it," says Suzanne.

"I'd like to do more acting in the future and have a career in entertainment," says Suzanne, who is excited to be the inspiration for Miami's hottest new lifestyle building, EnV Brickell opening next year.

Featuring the ultimate in high-rise luxury, from the sleek lobby to the penthouse fitness center, EnV offers living on a glamorous scale--sunset swims in the pool, views of the city skyline, close to the coast and Miami's hottest restaurants, galleries and nightlife.

"The energy of Miami is everywhere! I love Miami—it's always fun, and people are so cool here. You have a great time dancing and clubbing. Everyone here's good-looking!" she says, explaining why Miami captures her heart. "I always have the best time which still amazes me. Love South Beach, the whole vibe of it! Miami is my home."

Hanging out with friends, hitting the clubs and listening to music, especially dirty electro house music, is how Suzanne likes to kick it.

Favorite drink? "Straight liquor!," she laughs. "Tequila or vodka, neat. I'm kind of hard core, but that's the way I like it."

Miami is also shopping central for Suzanne who loves sexy clothes and stiletto heels. "Nurielle is amazing--they have the sexiest funky clothes. I love tight- fitting clothes and also baby doll dresses when I want a different look. You can find everything you want in Miami." Suzanne also shops the Strip along the beach.

And don't be surprised if you see a Suzanne Stokes clothing line in the near future. "I've always wanted to design my own line--I have an intuition about clothes and how to wear them."

Starting in high school, Suzanne pursued a modeling career and enjoyed being featured in boating magazines and swimsuit catalogues.

When her agent suggested she try out for Playboy magazine's model search, Suzanne literally jumped on board the Playboy Search bus when it came to Miami. "I wore a fish-string bikini with butterfly patches on the nipples."

 

She turned a photo shoot into a career launch, appearing in international commercials and reigning as Playboy's Playmate of the Month in Feb. 2000. She enjoys dividing her time between Miami and LA.

"If I had a second home, it would be LA," says Suzanne, who loves the nightlife, but grew up in the everglades near Naples, where her parents own Jungle Erv's Airboat World tourist attraction on a little island near a wildlife refuge with alligators.

"My job was first mate on the boat for the tours," she says, adding that she's recently filmed part of a reality show about going home to the Everglades. "We had alligators running across our yard!"

A natural sunshine girl, Suzanne won the title of Miss Hawaiian Tropic U.S. and in 2000 was crowned Miss Photogenic at the Miss Hawaiian Tropical International 

Suzanne Stokes EnV

Sun, Sea, Sand and Suzanne!

Meet Miami's New "It" Girl by Michele Krier 

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