Jaclyn Swedberg, a 21-year-old student from California, is Playboy’s 2012 Playmate of the Year. The beauty learned of the honor last week at an awards ceremony attended by Hugh Hefner, 86, and his son Cooper, 20. A number of former Playmates of the Year also visited the Playboy Mansion for the event.
"Jaclyn was overcome with emotion and gratitude when giving her speech in front of Hef and her family," a Playboy rep told Us magazine. "All in all, it was fantastic afternoon with family, friends, Playmates, and past Playmates of the Year all in attendance."
Swedberg, who was Miss April 2011, is a communications major at a California university. The brunette is a regular on Playboy TV and the Playboy Cyber Club.
"I think Jaclyn encompasses the true 'girl next door' persona and she'll do great representing the brand," Cooper told Us. "She exemplifies what we'll be looking for, for the next 60 years."
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