Mexican-American Raquel Pomplun named Playboy Playmate of the Year

Washington: Raquel Pomplun has landed Playboy`s coveted Playmate of the Year title.

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner raved about the April 2012 cover girl at a luncheon in her honor on Thursday, May 9, at the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills, California, where he announced the news and revealed Pomplun`s June PMOY cover, Us magazine reported.

"This year`s Playmate of the Year is a winner in every way," the 87-year-old magazine mogul said in his introduction, adding that Pomplun is the first Mexican-American to be chosen for the honor.

Since becoming Miss April, Pomplun has become extremely popular through personal appearances.

She`s been a host on Playboy Radio`s Playboy Club and Playboy Presents, and a member of the Playboy Dancers.

She`s also appeared as a host on Black Belt TV.


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