For both men and other women, Brittany Brousseau is formidable. It’s not that she’s intimidating—actually, she’s as fun and fun-loving as they come—but because she’s got that combination of beauty, brains and boldness down pat. “Think of me as sweetness mixed with fire,â€ says Brittany. “I’d describe myself as very adventurous. I’m always looking for the biggest, best things, and I’m always down for a good time!â€ Born in California and raised on a farm in rural Kansas, our latest Playmate spent her early days waking up at the crack of dawn and baling hay. Believe it or not, Brittany dreamed of a career in law enforcement, and was actually enrolled at the police academy before making the eleventh-hour decision to pursue a modeling career. Some might call that a case of cold feet, but we think the evidence speaks for itself. “I was discovered when I was eighteen,â€ she says. “I wanted to see the world through modeling and acting.â€ Almost overnight, Brittany was a success, appearing in print campaigns and eventually, catching the eye of Playboy’s senior contributing photographer Josh Ryan. “My Playmate story begins with Josh,â€ says Brittany. “He invited me to test, and I was approved…but then I freaked out and flaked!â€ Luckily, Brittany came to her senses and returned as our rosy Miss May. “The first time I tested, I’d never posed nude,â€ she explains. “Taking a year to think it over, I really gained a lot of confidence, and I’m so excited to be here!â€ From tilling the fields to fielding interviews, our Miss May 2015 has come a long, long way, but she brushes it all off with a wave of her hand. “I’m still a country girl at heart with rough edges,â€ she insists. “I never thought I wanted to be a Playmate, but it happened so serendipitously. I’m so glad that I said yes!â€ Happily, we rest our case.