Cecilia. Age: 26.
Playboy featured the first black Playmate in March , before the Voting Rights Act bestowed the right to vote on all Americans across our nation.
Ireland. Age: 27.
Meet our 2019 Playmate of the Year
This iconic brand, which displays the most beautifully liberated women, was letting America and the world know that black women were among that group. I am a woman with a degree from the University of Miami in broadcast journalism, music business and art history. Upon discovering I was one of two Playboy Bunnies who had become a Playmate and then Playmate of the Year , and the first African American to reach that milestone, I felt immense pride.