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.