By FITSNews || We’d have put our money on Bill Clinton, but it turns out that the world’s No. 1 Playboy magazine fan is a girl – specifically, a University of Chicago technocrat named Peggy Wilkins.
Yeah … go figure.
From the Chicago Reader:
Wilkins was 14 in January 1980, when she successfully bought a Playboy for the first time, and since then she’s bought every issue, new and old. She hid her magazines from her mother in boxes in the closet—and she hid her obsession from just about everyone else she knew too. “The first person I told was my high school boyfriend,” she says. “Of course I told him.” In 1983 she left Kalamazoo for the University of Chicago, where she took out a subscription. She’s been a subscriber ever since.
Nowadays Wilkins has far too many Playboys to hide in a closet. She shares an apartment with her current boyfriend, Dean Armstrong, in Hyde Park, and rents the one-bedroom apartment above them to house her collections. (“Having a Playboy collector as your girlfriend is fantastic,” says Armstrong. “There’s no downside to it.”) The apartment is packed with loose magazines and stacks of boxes, and its walls are lined with posters of Marilyn and famous Playboy covers. The bedroom walls disappear behind leather Playboy storage cases embossed with the famous bowtied bunny, which sit on wooden shelves held up by cinder blocks.
In addition to her magazine and memorabilia collection, Wilkins is also the moderator of the Playboy Mailing List, an online fan group.
Additionally, she has created an online Playmate Search Engine that enables fans to locate their favorite pin-up girls.