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Playmate of the Year at the Palms Casino Resort

Brande Roderick, Ida Ljungqvist, Hugh Hefner & Jayde Nicole (2008 Playmate of the Year)
Hugh Hefner named Ida Ljungqvist Playboy’s 50th Playmate of the Year last night at the Palms Casino Resort. She is the first-ever African born Playmate.   Pictured above are Brande Roderick, Ida Ljungqvist, Hugh Hefner & Jayde Nicole (2008 Playmate of the Year).  (Photo Credit: Denise Truscello).

 Ida Ljungqvist, Playboy’s 50th Playmate of the Year
Ida Ljungqvist, Playboy’s 50th Playmate of the Year

Photo Credit: Denise Truscello 

Celebrity Apprentice star and 2001 Playmate of the Year, Brande Roderick hosted the event along with Palms owner George Maloof.  Along with her title, Ida received $100,000 in prize money, a 2009 Mazada6 sports sedan and a very special one-of-a kind engraved bottle of Patron Platinum.

Holly Madison
Holly Madison

Photo Credit: Denise Truscello 

Guests included Holly Madison, Jeff Garcia, Michael Andretti, Deron Williams (Utah Jazz), along with more than 50 Playmates across 6 decades.

Hugh Hefner and Palms owner George Maloof with Playmates
Hugh Hefner and Palms owner George Maloof with Playmates

Photo Credit: Denise Truscello 

Guests enjoyed dinner from Kerry Simon from Simon at Palms Place.

After the event Hugh Hefner and Ida celebrated at the Playboy Club inside the fantasy tower at the Palms.