Claire Sinclair is known for her pinup good looks, so hearing the buxom brunette bombshell say that she considers eating to be “part of her job” may sound a bit weird. However, once the 2011 Playmate of the Year explains herself, she surprisingly makes a lot of sense.
“I’m known for my curves,” Sinclair, who returns as the featured guest star in MGM Grand’s “Crazy Horse Paris” this week, told hornface.com. “Once I lost six pounds and I didn’t like how I looked; I didn’t look like me. So some days I’ll try to eat healthy, but those days are few and far between. I’m 19—I’m going to indulge a bit. But I do work out all the time.”
Currently splitting her time between Las Vegas and Los Angeles, Sinclair had plenty of recommendations when asked about her favorite Vegas restaurants.
“I really like the Peppermill, but not because of the food, per say,” Sinclair stated. “It’s just a great late-night spot. For food, THE Steak House at Circus Circus is delicious, and STK inside The Cosmopolitan is great, too: they have some interesting meals and great DJs. As for sushi, I love Shibuya inside MGM Grand.”
When asked about her guilty food pleasures, Sinclair admitted to having one weakness.
“Any type of potato,” she replied. “Hashbrowns, French fries…potatoes just make everything better.”
Sinclair also revealed an unusual dining out pet peeve during the interview.
“I can’t eat whenever there’s mustard around me,” Sinclair admitted. “If I have a friend who’s eating it, they have to sit as far away from me as possible. It’s funny, because I have a friend who has a phobia of ketchup.”
While Sinclair may enjoy Las Vegas’ many mouth-watering restaurants, being underage, she admitted she feels a bit “handicapped” whenever she’s in town.
“If I’m doing a signing at MGM, I can’t be on casino grounds,” Sinclair explained. “Or when I’m in town with Hugh Hefner (for a Playboy appearance), I have to stay upstairs with Mary (Hef’s secretary) when everyone goes to the club. It’s annoying, because I don’t drink anyway!”
But being under 21 hasn’t stopped Sinclair from being Las Vegas’ newest sweetheart. Just like Holly Madison, Sinclair has taken the city by storm, not only by guest starring in MGM Grand’s long-running topless revue, but also by appearing on Madison’s hit E! reality series “Holly’s World” and working as the face of Bettie Page clothing (where Sinclair will be doing a meet and greet this Friday, April 22, from 1-5 p.m. at the Miracle Mile Shops boutique), a gig Sinclair considers a dream come true.
“I remember walking into the store last October looking for a dress to wear to my premiere in ‘Crazy Horse Paris’ and being so pissed, as I wanted everything I saw but couldn’t afford it,” Sinclair recalled with a laugh. “Now I have to pinch myself, as I literally get everything they make. It’s like, ‘Here’s the December load. Here’s the spring load.’ And it’s great because I love vintage clothes, but I don’t like shopping; it gives me anxiety.”
While Sinclair’s smiling face seems to be everywhere these days, those catching her return engagement in “Crazy Horse Paris” who didn’t see her perform before might be surprised to learn that the Playboy beauty doesn’t bare all during the topless production. But it’s not because she won’t go topless.
“I don’t have any qualms (with being topless in the show),” Sinclair said. “After all, it’s a topless revue. But Hef didn’t want me to go topless. Since I’m a Playmate and Playmates are sort of the ultimate girl next door, Hef didn’t want my image to correspond to a topless production. So, my nipples are always covered by pasties during the show.”
Sinclair said she’s much more comfortable performing in the steamy production this time around, as the experience was completely new to her last year. Unlike the rest of the “Crazy Horse Paris” cast, Sinclair had no prior dancing experience, and even turned to Madison for performing tips, as viewers saw on “Holly’s World.”
“I couldn’t even point my damn feet,” Sinclair recalled. “I was feeling pain in muscles I didn’t even know existed. But things are going much smoother now. Last time I was just focused on getting the moves right—this time I can focus on all the little details.”
Sinclair is the youngest guest star ever to be featured in the hit show (following recent guest stars Carmen Electra and Dita Von Teese), and it’s an honor she doesn’t take lightly.
“Although I always saw myself doing something in this light, I never thought I’d be doing it while I was still so young,” Sinclair admitted. “But I was always into the whole pinup thing, as my dad used to have pinup paintings all around our house.”
Given how much she’s accomplished at such a young age, it should come as no surprise to hear that Sinclair’s set the bar high when it comes to her future goals.
“I made a vision board,” Sinclair stated. “I’m real ambitious and I have new ideas all the time. I want to do commercials—maybe MAC or an energy drink or Guess, as they have vintage looks—and I’d love to do ‘Dancing with the Stars’ or ‘The Apprentice.’ I’d love to do some acting, too, and I have couple of other things that I want to do, but don’t want to jinx them by saying too much just yet.”
When asked how her recent title of Playmate of the Year affects her future plans, Sinclair humbly stated, “I don’t think I’d be able to pursue half of what I want to without the title. So basically, it’s pedal to the metal, as I’ve got a year to accomplish as much as possible. I’m lucky, though, that my year started sooner than it was supposed to (as it was announced in late March on ‘Holly’s World’ Sinclair would be 2011’s Playmate of the Year), so I sort of got to be Playmate of the Year two months early.”
With all Sinclair wants to accomplish over the next 12 months, Las Vegans will be happy to know that she’s still hoping to stick around for a while—if MGM will have her.
“My run in ‘Crazy Horse Paris’ this time around will determine whether or not I guess star in the future, so hopefully ‘Holly’s World’ fans will come out to see me in the show,” Sinclair said.
But with her bubbly personality and glamorous good looks, there’s hardly any doubt Sinclair’s return engagement in “Crazy Horse Paris” will be anything but successful—and sexy.
Claire Sinclair performs in MGM Grand’s “Crazy Horse Paris” April 20-25 and April 27 at 8 and 10 p.m. Tickets are priced at $60.50 and $70.50 for VIP seating, inclusive of all tax and fees. Guests may purchase a meet and greet with Sinclair and the dancers for an additional $50, which includes a commemorative photo and the opportunity to interact with the international performers. To purchase your seats, visit any MGM Grand ticket outlet, call (702) 891-7777 or simply click here. Ages 18 and older only.