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Exclusive: Playmate of the Year 2016

By Crystal Mejia
Posted On May 12, 2016
Exclusive: Playmate of the Year 2016


Every year, Hugh Hefner and photography editors look through submitted test shots of “hot” women and decide on the next Playmate of the Year. This year, America’s Next Top Model alumnus, Eugene Washington, gets her groove back with Playboy as she wins the top prize!


The Playmate of the Year for 2016 was announced on Wednesday and shocked many ANTM fans. Washington is beyond excited to finally tell the world and hold the title proudly, along with her other honors of being named December 2015 Playmate of the Month and Playboy’s Third African American Playmate of the year ever!


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As Playmate of the Year, Eugena receives the normal $25,000 with an additional $100,000 cash prize and a two-year lease on a brand new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider. Who cares if she placed third on ANTM Season 7, right? She’s definitely not thinking about that at the moment!


New You was able to capture her joy during a face-to-face exclusive interview where she expressed to us how relieved she felt after letting the cat out the bag, “I’m so happy and excited to tell everyone my secret now that I’ve known for two months!” She’s enjoying this chapter in her life and is happy she’s doing what she wants to do.



The stunning model let us in on her health and fitness secrets, “I force myself to drink water and eat a lot of greens.” She also spills some of her beauty secrets, “Anything green is good for your complexion and health as well as castor oil and tea tree oil…”


Tea tree oil and castor oil are considered “Miracle” essential oils because they heal in ways we can never imagine. Tea tree oil is commonly used as a home remedy for acne, cuts and scrapes, and warts, just to name a few. Castor oil helps with these problematic skin conditions but in addition, it is said that it strengthens the immune system and helps with illnesses such as hair loss, Cerebral Palsy, and Parkinson’s disease.



Her fashion taste, as she explains, is “all about drama”. She has an emotional connection to her wardrobe and shares an interesting philosophy that will change the way you shop! “Fashion and clothes for me is emotional. Everything is such a moment. My mom says, If you can’t leave the store without it, you have to have it.”



She sure does love a lace and flowy piece. Washington stuns us with her semi-sheer full-length floral dress styled with her proudly worn playboy logo bunny necklace, and a few large gemstone rings. This beauty will be on the cover of the June 2016 issue, hitting the stands May 20th.


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Photos from Splashnews.com.