[13 to watch in 2013]

Coco Austin, ‘Peepshow’ starlet

Will Peepshow starlet Coco Austin take the Strip by storm? We’re betting on yes.
Photo: Christopher DeVargas

Coco Austin might be the most watchable woman on the planet, and now she’s all ours. The busty blonde model-turned-reality-star-girlfriend just replaced another busty blonde model-turned-reality-star-girlfriend as lead showgirl in Planet Hollywood’s Peepshow. And unlike predecessor Holly Madison, Coco has real dance experience—she’s been taking jazz, tap and ballet since she was 6.

But even when Coco’s not moving around onstage, people still watch her. They see her on the pages of Playboy, on the pages of Black Men and on her Twitter feed. She’s got nearly a million followers, and she posts photos often.

And Coco’s been all over the national news this past month, ever since rapper AP.9 snapped a handful of Twit pics showing him kissing Coco and vice versa. Not on the lips, but on the cheek and neck. Coco’s husband Ice-T tweeted a response, saying the photos were “disrespectful and in bad taste. She’s made me look ... And feel like sh*t.” And the media pounced, reporting that the couple’s marriage was on the rocks, then that all was forgiven the very next day. We don’t know what 2013 holds for Ice-T and Coco Austin, but we know this: We’ll be watching.

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