Carmella Danielle DeCesare
(born July 1, 1982) is an American model and a former WWE RAW diva who was Playboy magazine's Miss April 2003 and Playmate of the Year for 2004. She is of Italian and Puerto Rican descent. She married Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jeff Garcia on April 21, 2007.
DeCesare was born in Avon Lake, Ohio and lives in Westlake, Ohio. She graduated from Avon Lake High School in 2000, and later worked at a title company in the Cleveland area. She responded to Playboy's "Who Wants to Be a Playboy Centerfold?" search when it came to Cleveland and was selected as a finalist for the competition. However, she had second thoughts and withdrew early in the taping of material for the Fox Network special that aired in the summer of 2002. DeCesare then changed her mind about posing for Playboy again, and was quickly named Cyber Girl of the Week in October, 2002, Cyber Girl of the Month in February, 2003, before being selected as Playboy 's Miss April, 2003.
Case Closed for Garcia's Women
Playboy Playmate accused of karate-kicking the ex-girlfriend of Cleveland quarterback Jeff Garcia was acquitted Wednesday of a misdemeanor assault charge.But Carmella DeCesare, who is dating the NFL player, was convicted of violating a protection order and placed on probation for one year. Judge Anita Laster Mays also ordered DeCesare to pay a $150 fine and serve 24 hours of community service. According to testimony, Garcia dated Kristen Hine, 32, four or five times but later dropped her for DeCesare, 22. The Playmate of the Year testified Wednesday that Garcia cheated on her with Hine. Nasty phone calls and threatening voice mails followed and culminated in a confrontation Aug. 21 at the Tramp nightclub. Name-calling ensued, and a friend of Hine's dumped a drink on DeCesare. Each woman had to be restrained. Hine accused DeCesare of grabbing a dance pole and kicking her in the head. DeCesare told the judge that she was dancing on a table when one of Hine's friends started "coming at me full-force, swinging like a guy." She said she kicked the woman in self-defense but denied kicking Hine. Garcia testified that DeCesare was defending herself. "It's embarrassing that I am here today, to be caught up in a situation like this," he said.
Carmella Decesare Awarded RX-8!
Carmella DeCesare, 21, won a Mazda RX-8. She was named Playboy's 'Playmate of the Year 2004' at the Playboy Mansion in Beverly Hills, California May 6, 2004. DeCesare, of Cleveland, also won $100,000 cash and a Kawasaki motorcycle. This is the first time an RX-8 (or to our knowledge a Mazda) has been awarded to a Playboy Playmate.