In May of every year, Playboy announces their Playmate of the Year. Each Playmate of the Month from the previous year battles for the honor by campaigning for reader votes, but it's ultimately Hef who decides. Last week, he unveiled this year's PMOY - Miss April 2011 Jaclyn Swedberg.

Jaclyn grew up in Chino Hills, California where she graduated from high school in 2008. In college, she plans to major in Communications and wants to pursue a career in broadcast journalism. She's already off to a good start, having appeared on four shows on Playboy TV: "Badass", in which she does crazy stunts in the nude, 'Playboy Beach House' in Malibu, 'Playboy Trip: Patagonia' in Argentina, and 'Camp Playboy', which is like 'Salute Your Shorts' only with less Donkey Lips and more... D...S... lips.

You might think that's a full plate, but Ms. Swedberg's like the Ryan Seacrest of hot models -- she's also a host on a martial arts TV network called BlackbeltTV.

As far as interests and hobbies go, Jaclyn loves reading mysteries and thrillers, baking cupcakes and banana bread, yoga, Scrabble, and traveling - she's been to more than 20 countries and her favorite place is Greece (maybe she could help out their economy?).

Congratulations, Jaclyn! It looks like we might have another Sara Jean Underwood in the making.

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