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Rebekka Armstrong
Playboy centerfold appearance
September 1986
Preceded by Ava Fabian
Succeeded by Katherine Hushaw
Personal details
Born (1967-02-20) February 20, 1967 (age 50)
Bakersfield, California, U.S.A.
Measurements Bust: 34"
Waist: 23"
Hips: 32"
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight

110 lb (50 kg; 7.9 st)

Rebekka Lynn Armstrong (born February 20, 1967) is a Playboy Playmate, whose announcement in 1994 that she was HIV-positive made international headlines.

Biography

Armstrong appeared in Playboy's September 1986 issue, and tested positive for HIV in 1989. When she made her public announcement in 1994, she became (along with Magic Johnson) one of the best-known public faces of heterosexual HIV transmission. In her speaking engagements, she notes that despite popular stereotypes of the wild sexual lives enjoyed by Playboy Playmates, she had in fact contracted HIV from a relatively normal teenage sexual encounter.[1] In an interview Armstrong had stated she was unsure how exactly she contracted the virus; she believes it could have been when she had an abortion, required a blood transfusion, of which the blood may have been HIV-tainted, or it may have been a teenage sexual encounter with a man who had had homosexual relationships and may have contracted HIV as a result of that.

In the same article in which she announced her HIV status, Armstrong also said she was a lesbian.[2] She was married to a man, Oliver Luettgenau, who died on March 1, 2009.[3]

She is now an HIV/AIDS awareness activist and safer sex educator, and a spokeswoman for several HIV-related charity groups. She has also become a competitive bodybuilder, and placed first in the middleweight category of the 2004 Los Angeles Bodybuilding and Figure Championship.

Contest history

Rebekka Armstrong
Personal Info
Born February 20, 1967 (1967-02-20) (age 50)
Bakersfield, California
Professional Career
Pro-debut 2005 NPC Pittsburgh Champion,
Active

Since 2004

  • 2004 Muscle Beach (Venice Beach, CA) - 1st (LW & Overall)
  • 2004 NPC Los Angeles Championship - 1st (MW)
  • 2005 NPC Pittsburgh - 1st (MW & Overall)
  • 2005 NPC Nationals - 12th (HW)

References

  1. Jewell Cardwell (2009-11-29). Former model to speak out on AIDS. Akron Beacon Journal. Retrieved on 2009-11-29.
  2. Kort, Michele. "Portrait of a Centerfold," Advocate, Sept. 6, 1994
  3. http://www.tributes.com/show/Oliver-Luettgenau-85488664

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Playboy Playmates of 1986
Sherry Arnett Julie McCullough Kim Morris Teri Weigel Christine Richters Rebecca Ferratti
Lynne Austin Ava Fabian Rebekka Armstrong Katherine Hushaw Donna Edmondson Laurie Carr
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