Although the official announcement of this year’s Playmate of the Year will be done by Hugh Hefner at an official ceremony tonight at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas, Miss March 2008 Ida Ljungqvist reportedly already has the title in the bag.
“Ida won! She is so excited!” a pal of the stunner tells The FABlife.
Ida, 27, was born in Tanzania to a Swedish mother and Tanzanian father. She is the first Playmate born in Africa and is fluent in English, Swedish, and Swahili.
But Ida’s new fame does not come without scandal. Ida recently went through a messy divorce with ex Joshua Lang, with whom she reportedly had a custody battle over their pet chihuahua Bonnie.