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Green Lake Celeb Lani Brooke

What do you think? (10 Comments) September 29, 2009 at 9:57PM

Green Lake houses a lot of creative people.  In the past, we’ve told you about a painter, a poet, a mystery writer, a literary novelist, a pair of food bloggers, and a beloved Green Lake legend.

If you follow our tweets, you may already be familiar with Lani Brooke, the local talent that we are showcasing today.

Just to put this right out there, right away: yes, she is a porn star.

She would never describe herself as such, though, as she balks at any mention of her being a”star.”  However, with 1,800 facebook fans and 1,200 twitter followers, we honestly can’t think of a Green Laker with a bigger fanbase.  For this reason alone, we thought that we would tell you a bit about her.

We first got to know Lani when, about a month ago, we innocently retweeted the following after it popped up in twazzup:

Eek! nothing like waking up to a spider crawling up my leg! I think I woke up the all of GreenLake!

[twitter]

Next thing we knew, the following came down the pike:

@MyGreenLake Uhh, way to RT someone with a naked picture on their profile. Might wanna check next time. #offensive re: lanibrooke

[twitter]

A little scuffle ensued, ending with an epic shout of “West Seattle 4 life!”, and we called it a night.  Whah, some uptight dude took issue with a retweet.  Bah.

The next day, we learned that Lani had received over twenty hateful tweets from Green Lake residents who were unhappy with her twitter presence.  We also got a message from Lani, personally apologizing to us for “making Green Lake look bad”.  We told her that no apology was necessary.  She’s a Green Lake resident as much as the next Green Lake resident, after all, and she has as much of a right to mention the neighborhood in her tweets as anybody else.

Since then, we’ve been, quite frankly, charmed by Lani Brooke.  A prolific twitter user, her tweets are often NSFW to say the least, but they also frequently give us a little glimpse into the mind of a total sweetheart.

See, for example, the heartfelt tweets she posted on the night that there were two muggings, when loud police helicopters could be heard over Green Lake:

~ Good night Green Lake don’t let the bed bugs and lock your door and windows! xoxo

~ Eek tweeting from my phone in the dark is not a good thing! Sorry Green Lake for my typos.

~ Good Night Everyone! I need to get some sleep! Especially Green Lake let’s stay safe and bring back our peaceful night! xoxo

Lani is, in our opinion, a great neighbor.  We think (hope) that most Green Lakers probably agree, and in that spirit, we decided to write up a little homage to Lani Brooke, Green Lake’s own claim to fame.

Here are 1o things that every fan should know about Lani:

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    Copyright Lani Brooke | Used with permission

  1. At 42, Lani is looking pretty damn fine.
  2. Lani is an American (born and raised in Honolulu), but modeled extensively in Tokyo during her teen years.
  3. While in Japan, she starred in a Coke commercial.
  4. Lani has a Masters degree in Psychology.
  5. She has worked as a flight attendant, a therapist, and a Hooters girl.
  6. Lani has lived in Seattle for 10 years.  The last 3 1/2 have been spent in Green Lake.
  7. She’s been in the Playboy Mansion (but doesn’t think that is a big deal).
  8. She’s attended the AVN Awards, which, according to google, is the Academy Awards of the porn industry.
  9. She played the role of Sarah Palin in a porn shoot.
  10. Her boyfriend is kinda a big deal – he’s the president of Homegrown Video and was a producer of the cult film Orgazmo.

And there you have it.  We’ll close by sharing with you the email we received from Lani after initially contacting her about this post:

Thank you for the DM sure i would love to do a profile for you about what I do.  I just don’t want you guys to get a lot of hate mail.  Some people are still uptight in the world.

We don’t really anticipate a lot of hate, and we can take it if it comes, but heck, it’d be nice to prove Lani wrong.  Let’s show a neighbor some love: if you see her walking around the lake, send her a nod and smile.

10 Responses to “Green Lake Celeb Lani Brooke”

  1. Too bad that your neighbourhood didn't accept you from the beginning!
    I really respect and appreciate you for your impressive career in your life!
    The most impressive detail is your age – I can confirm that you look way younger and sweeter.
    I would love to be your neighbour and yes: you would get a smile from me every single day, sweetie!!

  2. Bill Gilder says:

    It's too bad that more people aren't like my late “Sencond Mother” was. She believed in living and letting live. If you would look into the haters lives you will find that most are guilty of things that would make whale shit look like stardust to them.
    I have been twiting to Lani for a couple of months or so and I fell in love with her from the start. She has been so nice and down to earth. She doesn't brag or put on airs. I had no idea she had a Masters degree in Psychology or had done any of those other things. I'M IMPRESSED even more with her. What she does does not harm anyone and apparently she is a very giving person. I love the sexy part about her but that is just iceing on the cake. She is a total package and does not pretend to be something other than herself. She is happy and content with her life.
    I know you can't please everyone but those of you who disapprove of Lani should just not look at her anymore and do your own thing. Every single one of us is different and it would be a boring world if we were all the same and liked the same things. Variaty is the spice of life. So you haters just go back to your boring little lives and leave her alone. She can run circles around you and then kick your ass to boot.
    My thanks to Lori and all the fun and good feelings she has given me. Everyone pray for her mother who is sick in Hawaii.
    “THIS IS MY 'STORY' AND I'M STICKING TO IT!”

  3. horseknuckle says:

    One word: Awesome. How great is it to have cool neighbors with interesting, diverse interests and backgrounds, people who have blazed their own paths despite conventional wisdom, not to mention popular opinion? [And by that I mean popular SPOKEN opinion because, according to my own sources, porn is one of the few industries that has survived the recession unscathed.]

    Now, I must go find and follow her on Twitter. Not exactly my genre, but otherwise I think she's the bee's knees!

    HK

  4. Rhonwyn says:

    Lani is my best friend. She is loving and giving and very protective of her friends and family. Green Lake should feel honored to have such a sweetheart in their midst.

  5. horseknuckle says:

    One word: Awesome. How great is it to have cool neighbors with interesting, diverse interests and backgrounds, people who have blazed their own paths despite conventional wisdom, not to mention popular opinion? [And by that I mean popular SPOKEN opinion because, according to my own sources, porn is one of the few industries that has survived the recession unscathed.]

    Now, I must go find and follow her on Twitter. Not exactly my genre, but otherwise I think she's the bee's knees!

    HK

  6. Rhonwyn says:

    Lani is my best friend. She is loving and giving and very protective of her friends and family. Green Lake should feel honored to have such a sweetheart in their midst.