Date of Birth
2 October 1989, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
5' 10" (1.78 m)
Are American glamour models, Playboy Playmates, and twin sisters.
In 2008, the Shannons moved into the Playboy Mansion as two of Hugh Hefner's three new girlfriends; because of their relationship with Hefner, the Shannons began appearing on the E! network reality television series The Girls Next Door. Despite their "girlfriend" status, Karissa said the relationship she and Kristina shared with Hefner was more for fun and the opportunity to be on the show, rather than romance. The first episode they appeared in attracted 2.4 million viewers, making it the most-watched season premiere in the show's history;five weeks after the premiere, ratings had dropped to 919,000.
The Shannons appeared as Miss July and Miss August 2009 in the combined "summer issue" of Playboy, a combined issue necessitated by financial problems at the publisher.The two shared a single centerfold, becoming the only twins to be designated Playmate of the Month for two distinct months. By January 2010, the Shannon twins moved out of the mansion, though they continued to appear in The Girls Next Door.
The twins had small roles in Somewhere, a film directed by Sofia Coppola which won top honors at the 67th Venice International Film Festival in 2010.
Karissa Shannon attracted some publicity by confirming she had been involved in sex tapes with her boyfriend actor Sam Jones III and Heidi Montag.The twins are now housemates on Celebrity Big Brother 2012 UK.
The Shannons were charged in January 2007 with aggravated assault after reportedly fighting with two others at a house party. They were put on probation and required to pay restitution.
Karissa Shannon was arrested on a misdemeanor battery charge in November 2007.
Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Girls Next Door Themselves 14 episodes
2010 Somewhere Cindy and Bambi
2012 Celebrity Big Brother Themselves