BOAT TRIP stunner Victoria Silvstedt enjoyed a week long vacation with rock gods Bon Jovi aged just 17.

The blonde bombshell caught the eye of then-single axeman Richie Sambora when she attended one of their gigs in Stockholm, Sweden.

But despite Sambora's best efforts the former PLAYMATE OF THE YEAR only had eyes for big-haired lead singer Jon Bon Jovi.

She recalls, "I was at their concert in Stockholm and I went to the after show party with a friend of mine. Richie, who had just broken up with Cher, went crazy over me and said, 'You have to come on the plane with me.'

"But I went back to my village, and then got flowers and a plane ticket sent to me. So he flew me and my friend to Amsterdam and we ended up spending a week with them.

"But we both had the hots for Jon, we couldn't care less about Ritchie!"

23/05/2003 16:59