Penthouse's Dr. Z returns to Philly today


Penthouse columnist Victoria Zdrok will be back in town today hanging with NBC10 trying to teach local guys how to score hot babes.

It's also the subject of her new book, "Dr. Z on Scoring: How to Pick Up, Seduce, and Hook Up with Hot Women" (Fireside Books, $14.95). Zdrok, 34, who was the 2004 Penthouse Pet of the Year and 10 years earlier the October 1994 Playboy Playmate, lived in town for about eight years while studying at West Chester University, then earning a law degree at Villanova and a psychology degree from Hahnemann/Drexel.

She was married to local attorney Alexander Zdrok, but they have since divorced. She's now married to a man who she says "did everything it says in my book," when they met at a New York nightclub years ago. "Eye contact, genuine smile, acting dominant." It must have worked.

Zdrok, who sells a number of explicit photographs and videos of herself, as well as her used underwear, on her by-no-means-safe-for-work website, says she's not focusing on modeling right now, and is working on another book and stays busy hosting parties at various clubs. "I've done everything in this business, except hard-core," she says, but now her focus is mainly writing.

The Ukranian immigrant says any guy can score any woman if he employs confidence, shows distinctiveness and doesn't look too eager. "In business negotiations, you don't want to look too eager. Same thing with women. You want to come across as a guy who has options," she advises.

Zdrok says the idea for the book was born when men approached her to ask how to date a woman like her "Do I have to be Donald Trump?" they'd say. "No, I went out with Donald Trump. I didn't like him," she told them, but realized there was a market there for a dating book.

She'll work with NBC10 today, then tomorrow morning Zdrok will be on 94 WYSP's Kidd Chris Show. And at 1 p.m. Friday she'll be in studio with the Fanatics, Harry Mayes and Jamie Yannacone, on SportsTalk 950 AM.