Kara Monaco (born February 26, 1983 in Lakeland, Florida) is an American model. She was chosen as Playmate of the Month by Playboy magazine in June, 2005. She appeared on the cover of the June 2006 issue of Playboy as the 2006 Playmate of the Year.
Monaco has appeared in various reality TV series such as The Girls Next Door, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, and Big Brother 14. Besides her Playmate appearance, she has been a part of various other Playboy related media such as the 2006 Playmates at Play swimsuit calendar and Playboy Special Edition Girls of Summer.