|Nickname||Barbie The Sun|
|Famous For||• Being a Playboy model
• Her alleged affair with Donald Trump
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
|Figure Measurements (approx.)||34-24-34|
|Eye Colour||Lavender Gray|
|Hair Colour||Dark Ash Blonde|
|Debut||Film: Charlie’s Angles (2000) as 'Roger Corwin’s girlfriend'
|Date of Birth||23 March 1971 (Tuesday)|
|Age (as of 2022)||52 Years|
|Birthplace||Merrillville, Indiana, United States|
|School||River Valley High School in Three Oaks, Michigan|
|College/University||Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan|
|Educational Qualification||Major in elementary education|
|Hobby||Listening to music|
|Tattoo(s)||• She got a tattoo of a cat inked on the second toe of her right foot.
• She got a tattoo of a Christian cross inked on the back of her right ear.
• She got a tattoo inked on her left hand’s wrist.
|Controversies||• Relationship with Donald Trump
In November 2016, according to an American media outlet, the relationship between Donald Trump, who was married at the time, and Karen McDougal was made public. According to reports, Karen was given $150,000 by American Media Inc. (AMI), the proprietor of the American tabloid daily National Enquirer, for the exclusive rights to her narrative; however, he never actually published it. During the 2016 US presidential election, the National Enquirer supported Donald Trump. Hope Hicks, a former political strategist and American public relations executive who worked for Donald Trump in his administration, claimed there was no relationship between Donald and Karen throughout the 2016 presidential campaign. In June 2006, Donald and Karen met at Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion. After the celebration, they got in touch with one another, and according to rumours, they engaged in sexual activity on their first date while Donald Trump and Melania Trump were still married. He allegedly made her a promise that he would purchase her an apartment in New York. Whenever she travelled to meet him, he covered her travel and lodging costs. He ended their relationship in April 2007 because she felt bad about sleeping with Donald Trump, who was married at the time. An American journalist named Anderson Cooper interviewed her on 22 March 2018, Donald and Karen met at Hugh Hefner's Playboy Mansion. After the celebration, they got in touch with one another, and according to rumours, they engaged in sexual activity on their first date while Donald Trump and Melania Trump were still married. He allegedly made her a promise that he would purchase her an apartment in New York. Whenever she travelled to meet him, he covered her travel and lodging costs. He ended their relationship in April 2007 because she felt bad about sleeping with Donald Trump, who was married at the time. An American journalist named Anderson Cooper interviewed her on 22 March 2018, during which she spoke candidly about the relationship and apologised to Melania Trump. In the interview, she revealed the details of her first date with him at his private bungalow in Beverly Hills, California. She was impressed by him. She said,
"I was so nervous! I was into his intelligence and charm. Such a polite man. We talked for a couple of hours and then, it was “ON.” We got naked and had sex. After, we got dressed (to leave). He offered me money. I looked at him and felt sad and said, ‘No thanks – I’m not ‘that girl.’ I slept with you because I like you – NOT for money.’ He told me ‘You are special.’" The New Yorker
In August 2018, Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's personal attorney, was found guilty of confessing that he had given adult film actress Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal $130,000 and $150,000, respectively, as hush money at Donald Trump's request in exchange for them keeping their affairs with him a secret. According to reports, he had an affair with Stormy Daniels in 2006, when he was dating Karen. The Guardian The Southern District of New York started looking into Trump's and others' involvement in the hush money payments in May 2019. The Federal Election Commission (FEC) made the revelation that National Enquirer had broken American election regulations by giving Karen $150,000 in what was regarded as an unauthorised campaign contribution in June 2021. Donald Trump was required to go before a grand jury in March 2023 on the Manhattan district attorney's investigation order. In an interview, while talking about Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal he said that he had no acquaintances with the two. He referred to the inquiry as a political witch hunt since it was meant to bring down the Republican Party's most influential candidate. He said,
"I did absolutely nothing wrong, I never had an affair with Stormy Daniels, nor would I have wanted to have an affair with Stormy Daniels. This is a political Witch-Hunt, trying to take down the leading candidate, by far, in the Republican Party while at the same time also leading all Democrats in the polls. It is appalling that the Democrats would play this card and only means that they are certain that they cannot win at the voter booth.” Newsweek
• Defamation lawsuit against Tucker Carlson
On 5 December 2019, he accused Fox News of defaming her and filed a lawsuit. She was accused of requesting hush money from Donald Trump in 2016 by Tucker Carlson, an American television host and anchor of the political talk show "Tucker Carlson Tonight." On 24 September 2020, Donald Trump appointee and Manhattan U.S. District Court Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil rejected the case by saying,
"The statements are rhetorical hyperbole and opinion commentary intended to frame a political debate, and, as such, are not actionable as defamation. The ‘general tenor’ of the show should then inform a viewer that Carlson is not ‘stating actual facts’ about the topics he discusses and is instead engaging in ‘exaggeration’ and ‘non-literal commentary.'" NPR
|Relationships & More|
|Affairs/Boyfriends||• Donald Trump (Ex-President of the United States) (2006-2007)
• Bruce Willis (Hollywood actor) (2006-2007) MEAWW
• Robert Jackson Williams (former child actor, founder of the media company 'Young Hollywood')
|Parents||Step-father- Frank Greene
Mother- Carol Greene
|Siblings||Brother(s)- Bob, Dave, and Jeff
Step-sister- Tina McBain (younger)
|Car Collection||Shelby Series 1 convertible Mustang car
|Bike Collection||Pink chopper (customized bike)
Some Lesser Known Facts About Karen McDougal
- Karen McDougal is an American model and actress, who is famous for being a Playboy model. In 2016, she became more popular after it was revealed that she had an alleged 9-month-long relationship with the former President of the United States Donald Trump in 2006.
- When she was studying in school, she learned ballet and tap dance.
- Her first dream was to become a ballerina.
- She was very athletic in school and used to play volleyball and softball.
- She loved cheerleading while she was studying in school. She was a member of a marching band and a colour guard team.
- In school, she used to play the clarinet, a single-reed musical instrument. She was also a four-time Michigan state champion clarinet player.
- She belongs to Cherokee, Scottish, and Irish ancestry.
- When she was studying in high school, her schoolmates used to call her Barbie as she was nice and sweet. The Sun
- After completing her college education, she began to teach in a pre-kindergarten school in Detroit. She also wanted to open an education centre for children.
- When she was teaching in school, one of her friends recommended her to take part in the Venus Swimwear International Model Search in Florida. She became the winner of the competition and won the title of Venus swimsuit model.
- The first modelling offer she received was for a Harley-Davidson bike show in Detroit at which she worked as a promotional model.
- In 1977, the Playboy photographer David Mecey scouted her at the international final of the Venus Swimwear International Model Search held in Florida. Later, he recommended her to Playboy.
- Playboy asked her to come for a test shoot at Playboy Studio West in California. Playboy called her for a complete photo and video shoot after she cleared the test shoot.
- In 1977, she was titled Miss December by Playboy. After she was featured on the cover of Playboy magazine, her video, the ‘Playmate Profile,’ was featured on the official TV channel of Playboy, Playboy TV.
- In May 1998, she was chosen as the Playmate of the Year (PMOY) by Hugh Hefner, founder and chief-in-editor, and her fans. She received a cash prize of $100,000, a special edition of the Shelby Series 1 convertible Mustang car with customized Michigan license plate ‘PMOY 98.’
- In 1998, she posed nude for Playboy magazine and appeared on the cover as Playmate of the Year.
- In 1999, she was featured on the cover of Men’s Fitness magazine and was the first woman, who appeared on the cover of the magazine.
- She has been featured in many health and fitness magazines including Muscle & Fitness (January 2000), Physical (June 2004), and Iron Man (October 2005, January 2006, June 2007, and November 2009. In the October 2005 and June 2007 issues of Iron Man magazine, she appeared on the cover of the magazine.
- In 2001, she appeared in a lead role as Jessemina, a slave girl, in the American direct-to-film ‘The Arena,’ a remake of the 1974 American film ‘The Arena.’
- She has appeared in a cameo role in many American films including ‘Joe Dirt’ (2001), ‘Grind’ (2003), and ‘The Girl Next Door’ (2004).
- In a 2002 interview, she shared that if she were offered to pose nude for Playboy, she would be happy to do it again.
- In 2002, Playboy came up with a limited edition of the Playboy Collectors’ Figure Series, and her figurine was released first among all the other models.
- She has been featured in TV commercials for many brands and game leagues such as XFL, the American Football League.
- In 2002, she participated in E!’s reality TV series ‘Wild On!’ and was one of the 12 contestants; however, she did not win the show. In the same year, she appeared as a guest host on the show.
- She has played cameo and supporting roles in many TV series and shows including the Playmate edition of ‘Russian Roulette’ (2002-2003) on Game Show Network, ‘Lovespring International’ (2006) on Lifetime Television, and ‘Anger Management’ (2012) on FX.
- In 2003, she released a limited edition of her bronze figurine named ‘Warrior Princess’ after collaborating with a fantasy sculptor named Bill Toma.
— Karen McDougal (@karenmcdougal98) January 26, 2017
- In 2004, she was featured in the Italian edition of Vogue magazine along with Pamela Anderson, Audra Lynn, and Tishara Cousino.
- In May 2004, she had a trip to Japan, where she was invited to attend a wrestling match between Scott Hall and Kevin Nash in Yokohama as one of the eye candies.
- In 2004, she took part in an American talent competition, WWE Diva Search, in New York. She reached the final round of the competition but was disqualified in the last round.
- In 2004, she took part in a motorcycle competition in Pomona, California with her pink-coloured motorcycle, where she received the Best Radical Custom award.
- In 2005, she was featured in ‘Playboy: Playmates at Play at the Playboy Mansion’ swimsuit calendar and was chosen as the calendar girl for July 2005. During the photoshoot for the calendar, Karen McDougal and Hiromi Oshima posed nude and only had body paint on their bodies.
- She appeared in a 10-page pictorial as ‘Hardbody’ of the month in January 2006 issue of Iron Man magazine.
- In November 2006, Karen McDougal, Tina Marie Jordan, and Katie Lohmann appeared in the ‘Celebrity Playmate Gift Guide’ pictorial of Splat magazine.
- In March 2008, she appeared topless in a pictorial for Interviu, a Spanish-language weekly magazine. She was also interviewed by the magazine and talked about her relationship with her then-rumoured boyfriend and Hollywood actor Bruce Willis.
- In 2010, she co-founded a health and wellness supplements company Pharmore Alternatives and promoted its products at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in January 2011.
- She is very particular about her fitness and works out five days a week; however, she is a fast-food junkie and loves to eat chocolates.
- She is not a proficient swimmer because she is aquaphobic; however, she has worked as a swimsuit model.
- She is an animal lover and has a pet dog named Princeton and two cats named Brittany and Brandy.
- In 2018, she shared that she voted for the Republican Party.
- She supports breast cancer awareness because of her family’s breast cancer history. She nationally advocates Breast Implant Illness (BII).
- In 1996, she got breast implants. She got the implants to boost her self-esteem; however, they began to poison her slowly over the years. Her health began to degrade day by day. She consulted with many doctors, but they could not find the reason behind her sickness. Later, one of her friend’s wife told Karen about her illness from breast implants, so, she decided to have an explant surgery. In an interview, she talked about her journey from breast implant to breast explant. She said,
I thought, superficially, it would make me feel more womanly to have bigger breasts. It was a stupid thing to do. I would get sick every couple of months and be sick for six to eight weeks at a time. It just never went away. I started having vision disturbances, blacking out, and dizzy spells. Then July came and it just became so bad that I was passing out and I was afraid to leave the house. In October 2016, I was on bed rest. I couldn’t drive, I was having panic attacks, and I couldn’t see. I had hearing sensitivity, I couldn’t stand noise, I couldn’t tolerate light, I had joint pain, brain fog — the list goes on and on. Then I started getting sicker, and I started researching breast implant illness, and I talked to women online who were going through the same thing and having the same symptoms and issues. It was time to get them removed. Do I regret removing them? No. Do I miss having larger breasts? Yes, of course, I do. But my health is so much more important than my breasts.” People