‘ANTM’ Alum Eugena Washington Named 2016 ‘Playboy’ Playmate of the Year (PHOTOS)
Playboy’s 2016 Playmate Of The Year Announcement At The Playboy Mansion
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‘ANTM’ Alum Eugena Washington Named 2016 ‘Playboy’ Playmate of the Year (PHOTOS)

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America’s Next Top Model may not have been her thing, but Eugena Washington is dominating the pages of Playboy these days.

The 31-year-old beauty has been named Playboy Playmate of the Year, becoming only the third black woman to do so in the 1957-founded magazine’s history.

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Playmate of the Year! Such and honor! Thank you @playboy and thank yooouuuu everyone for voting!

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“It’s a great time for this. The world is changing,” the South Carolina native said in a press release. “I hope this brings different eyes to the magazine and new audiences.”

Along with Eugena there have only been two other black women to receive this title: 1990 Playmate of the Year Renee Tenison and 2009 Playmate of the Year Ida Ljungqvist.

“This is a story and a chapter in my life to build around. I’m enjoying the ride, and right now I’m doing whatever I want to do, day by day. That’s how I live,” she continued. “That’s what my life is about. As long as I’m doing what I want to do, I’m happy.”

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This gorgeous gal was second runner-up in Cycle 7 of the Tyra Banks-hosted series, ultimately losing out to Melrose Bickerstaff and winner CariDee English back in 2006.

But that’s okay because the video vixen — who starred in the music video for B.o.B's "Nothin' on You" in 2010 — receives $100K in prize money and a two-year lease on a 2017 Fiat Spider for this Playboy honor.