Girl Next Door
Clevelanders have been known to cry in their beer, but that never happens when Nicholle Lottman is behind the bar at Porcelli's Bistro downtown. Playboy proclaimed the 25-year-old America's Sexiest Bartender after an online vote and awarded her a two-page spread in the magazine's December 2010 issue. Shaken? Stirred? We don't care as long as Lottman is serving it.
Q: How does it feel to appear in Playboy?
A: Being in Playboy was always at the top of my list of things I wanted to do. I've always loved the magazine and was a subscriber before this happened. I know it's kind of a clichÃÆ'©, but it does have good articles. I have signed about 10 magazines for the regulars here. My parents were shocked at first, but they are happy for me now. And my boyfriend is very supportive.
Q: I'm planning a party, what are the essentials?
A: For a good party you need a fully stocked bar, and remember to have your martini glasses chilled. Ice is your friend. Never run out. I like using vanilla vodka in hot chocolate and peppermint schnapps in eggnog. And a good party always has to have good music.
Q: Should a bartender flirt with her customers?
A: I really don't have a lot of time to do much flirting. It's a very demanding job, but I don't mind it because I wasn't built for the normal 9-to-5.
Q: What is the lamest pickup line you've ever heard?
A: I would have to say the worst ones are "Do you know CPR because you take my breath away" and "You may think this is a beer belly, but it's really a tank for my love machine."
12:00 AM EST
January 19, 2011