Jaclyn Swedberg named 'Playmate of the Year' for 2012

jaclyn-swedberg-pmoy-twitter.jpgThe chief rabbit has spoken. Hugh Hefner named Jaclyn Swedberg Playboy's 2012 Playmate of the Year on Thursday (May 10).

The 21-year-old Swedberg received the honor from Hef and his son Cooper at the Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. At they same time the unveiled the cover for the upcoming issue of the publication.

"Best day of my life," Swedberg writes on Twitter. "Words cannot describe how I feel!!!"

The Southern California native was previously Miss April 2011.

Cooper Hefner tells Us Weekly, "I think Jaclyn encompasses the true 'girl next door' persona and she'll do great representing the brand."

Swedberg takes over the title from Claire Sinclair. Previous notable Playmates of the Year include reality TV star Jayde Nicole, Sara Underwood ( "Attack of the Show!"), Jenny McCarthy and the late Anna Nicole Smith


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