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Friday May 10, 2013

Raquel Pomplun Becomes First Mexican-American Playmate of the Year

Raquel Pomplun Becomes First Mexican-American Playmate of the Year

Photo: MexicanAmerican Raquel Pomplun Playmate of Year

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The recently anointed Playmate of the Year 2013, Raquel Pomplun has made Playboy history by becoming the first Mexican American playmate to be given the honor.

The Tijuana, Mexico native who resides in Chula Vista, California first graced the pages of Playboy in the April, 2012 issue alongside Bruno Mars in the magazine’s Sex and Music issue.

The 25-year-old beauty was thrilled at the honor and issued the following statement: “I can’t begin to describe how excited I am to receive this honor and be given the opportunity to represent Playboy as its first Mexican American Playmate of the Year. Playboy has taught me a side of myself I didn’t know before. It’s been a year of wonderful surprises!”

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner honored Pomplun with a luncheon in her honor today at the Playboy Mansion.  The Playmate of the Year will receive $100,000 in monetary prizes and a one-year use of a 2014 Jaguar F-Type.  Pomplun will be expected to appear at numerous Playboy promotional events and is expected to remain as co-host of Playboy Radio’s “Playmates Present”.