Brittny Ward is a California native model, raised in Sacramento and now living in Los Angeles. She was featured as Miss January 2015 in her first Playboy Playmate appearance.
Brittny was brought up in Northern California's capitol city, Sacramento, in the early 1990s where she played a lot of volleyball and listened to classic rock. Her mother, who worked as a hairdresser, entered Brittny into beauty pageants as a young girl, which was the start of a long modeling career before hitting it big.
She performed small modeling jobs for 12 years until she caught a break as a contestant winner for TransWorld Surf, which led to her public gig as a UFC ring girl in 2010. Shortly thereafter, Brittny signed with Next Model Management and started booking larger modeling jobs.
In 2015, Brittny landed an unexpectedly huge honor of becoming the first Playboy Playmate of the 61st year of the magazine's run. As Miss January 2015, she posed nude for the first time in a photoshoot. Although her first exposed pictorial, Brittny was more than comfortable in her skin, referring to herself as a "hyperconfident, kickass woman."
In the midst of all her youthful modeling, Brittny experienced an awakening as a adrenaline junkie, excited by some more of the extreme sports and adventures in life. She has a tattoo that says "Strong Willed" on her neck. Skydiving, wild animals and spontaniety all play into Brittny's idea of a good time, along with her longtime passion for good music.
In late 2014, Brittny was spotted hand-in-hand dating "Twilight" star Kellan Lutz, an American actor/model.