August 1994 Playmate Maria Checa Brings the Miami Heat

By Richard Fegley

Maybe it’s the pandemic revival of all things nineties, but Rollerblades feel so right at the moment, particularly on a freewheeling, sun-loving Maria Checa. The Bogotá, Colombia native looks right as home as she cruises the South Beach boardwalk, maybe because she knows what it’s like to be on the other side of the lens. A photographer and current co-owner of Ritchie Swimwear, Checa’s creative spirit endures. And so does her scrunchie-accented high pony.