You knew something like this was coming. We've been down this avenue more than enough times to be familiar with the route. There's always another girl, and the searching and rumor mongering beings immediately after the divorce is announced.
This one's no different. First news breaks that Vanessa Bryant wants out, then the media machine starts unearthing people like model Jessica Burciaga. She's an alleged mistress of the Los Angeles Lakers star, according to MediaTakeOut, so now her name is buzzing like never before.
Regardless of the claim's validity (and we'll find out soon enough), Burciaga's experiencing a surge in notoriety that all the sexy photo shoots and playboy appearances in the world could never bring. And as such, people want to know—and see—more of her.
Like what you see? Well, there's plenty more pictures like this a few clicks away on everyone's favorite microblogging site. Burciaga's is a Twitter super user, sending out updates aplenty to her 108,000 followers.
She'll even take time to address the rumors of her name being linked with No. 24. Burciaga (@JessicaBurciaga) recently posted this: "People can actually make up stories online about you and people you don't even know.. Great"
The men's interest magazine knows a thing or two about beautiful women, and the powers that be over there weren't short on the praise about Burciaga. Here's what they had to say about her...
This model of Mexican, French and Irish descent is the greatest thing to happen to hand bras since hand bras.
This photo is a staple. It's ubiquitous, a go-to for Bleacher Report slideshows and many other websites all over the web. As a SoCal resident, she showed her love for the USC Trojans a couple years back and the photo has been everywhere since.
Ask Men put together a little feature on Burciaga. Here's part of what they had to say about her:
Born in SoCal’s Orange County, Jessica Burciaga has had an amazing body since high school, getting her endless attention. After high school, she enrolled in a sports broadcasting school in Huntington Beach, but she really found her calling when she was hired by Hooters in Anaheim. Then Jessica Burciaga got her big break when her brother convinced her to send a few sexy photos she had to Stuff magazine. A few weeks later, lad mags were clamoring to get to this buxom brunette.
They also rated her sex appeal. They gave her a...
A 76. That's what Ask Men gave Burciaga when rating her sex appeal. Here's their justification:
Jessica Burciaga is a shapely brunette with curves in all the right places. She's made several sexy appearances in various lad mags, and for knowing how to show off all those incredible assets, we rate her well in the sexiness category.
Well, technically, The Playboy Club. That's what she's telling Ask Men, anyhow. The model once worked as a dealer at the Playboy Club in Vegas, all while wearing outfits that left very little to the imagination. In fact, she's saying she helped change policy.
She may have had to tone it down a little at their club, but Playboy the magazine is obviously a different story. She posed for the publication in 2009. Miss February, to be exact. We're not going to link to that sort of thing here, though. Sorry.
You don't get a gallery of yourself over at Heavy.com unless you're hotness is next-level. Based on what you've seen so far, it's not that surprising then that Burciaga has a "20 Hottest Photos" slider dedicated to her. Here's what our friends at Heavy had to say about her:
Jessica Burciaga is a Latina Cali girl done good. And we mean very good. From just a gig at Hooters she found her way into Stuff Magazine, Maxim and eventually the holy grail of men's magazines - Playboy. Not too bad for what started with just sending a few photos out with the encouragement of her brother. Who deserves a huge THANK YOU from all mankind I might add ...
Before the high dollar magazine shoots, with the professional photographers and fancy lighting, Burciaga took it upon herself to get her name—and face and body—noticed. She started her own website (now defunct) full of provocative photos like this one.
It helped pave the way to Playboy.
Based on her Twitter feed, she seems to have already moved on. She addressed the issue and challenged the validity of the report, all while not mentioning Kobe by name. We live in a society were people will spill and leak details if the money's right, so we'll definitely find out for sure soon enough what the details are.