Posted on May 8, 2009

Ida Ljungqvist: Hugh Hefner’s First African Playmate of the Year

Karu F. Daniels, Black Voices, May 5, 2009


On May 2, Tanzanian-born Ida Ljungqvist was named the 2009 Playmate of the Year at Las Vegas’s famed Palms Hotel & Casino. Our pals over at was there to catch all the happenings as it went down.

Along with the title of 50th Playmate of the Year, the 27-year-old (who was previously know as Miss March 2008) was given $100,000 in prize money, a new Mazda6 car, and a big bottle of Patron.