Surprise! Designer Cynthia Rowley got her big break thanks to Playboy. At a party over the weekend, Rowley was overheard saying that she got her very first credit in a magazine when she was a student and Playboy published a spread of a model in a sailor hat and matching skirt of her design. The only problem? She couldn't show her parents. Luckily, after graduation, one of Rowley's grandmothers gave her $3,000, which she used to launch her first line. Soon, she was having fashion shows in her apartment attended by the likes of Andy Warhol. [Page Six, Wikipedia] For every Pamela Anderson and Anna Nicole Smith, there is someone you might not realize got their first break thanks to Playboy, either the club or the magazine. After the jump, prepare to be further surprised.