Cara Wakelin Cara Wakelin's mother made her do it. It was a cold day in October , and when Cara's mom read that the Playboy Playmate search bus was coming to their hometown of Toronto looking for new Playmates, she urged her hesitant daughter to go for a photo test. Thank goodness she did. This is your first modeling gig. How did your mother persuade you to try out for Playboy? When she saw the newspaper article about the Playmate search, she started jumping up and down, saying, "You have to do this.