Dalene Kurtis (born November 12, 1977 in Apple Valley, California) is an American model. She was Playboy Playmate of the Month for September 2001 and Playmate of the Year for 2002. She grew up in Bakersfield, California. Dalene began her modeling career by entering and winning a Venus Swimwear contest. She then debuted in Playboy magazine as the Miss September 2001 Playboy Playmate after being spotted at the Miss Hawaiian Tropic pageant. In 2003, Playboy released a soft plastic Playboy Doll of her. The doll was based on computer scans of her face and body; hence it is an anatomically accurate model of her. Kurtis is mentioned in the best selling book The Game as one of the first women the author Neil Strauss attempts to pick up at daytime. Kurtis hosted the TV show NOPI Tunervision in its first year on TNN for the 2002-2003 season.