Former Playmate Boots Up for Children’s Museum

Michael and Jodi Andretti
Michael and Jodi Andretti

She’s a former Playboy “Playmate of the Year”–the first one ever to have a college education–and starred in Zebrahead’s video called “Playmate of the Year.” The former Jodi Ann Paterson was also in the movie Dude, Where’s My Car?, playing “Ramdar, the super hot giant alien chick.” And, last night, the woman now named Jodi Andretti was in Dallas for a fundraiser at Gilley’s put on by her husband’s Michael Andretti Foundation. The bash benefited the Children’s Museum in the new Perot Museum of Nature &  Science and Speedway Children’s Charities at Texas Motor Speedway.

Michael is the son of race-car driver Mario Andretti and a racing champion himself. He and Jodi tied the knot in 2006, making Jodi the step-mother of Michael’s son Marco (she’s just 12 years older than Marco, who’s also a race-car driver). When Jeanne Prejean took this photo of Michael and Jodi outside Gilley’s yesterday, Jodi expressed concern that Michael hadn’t had a chance yet to change into his cowboy boots (the dress code for the party was “Cowboy Chic”). Doubt if anyone noticed as they were all looking at Jodi, anyway.

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