Ida Ljungqvist Now Playboy Playmate of the Year
2009 Playmate of the Year Ida Ljungqvist receives a necklace as Hugh Hefner looks on at the Playboy Club at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Ida Ljungqvist, the Tanzanian playmate for March 2009 was named Playboy Playmate of the Year by Hugh Hefner. She was discovered at a Bebe clothing boutique in Beverly Hills by 2007 Playmate of the Year Sara Jean Underwood. She made history as the magazine’s 50th woman to hold the title, and the first African to do so. She is tri-lingual (English, Swedish, and Swahili), and has a degree in fashion design and marketing.