Chula Vista woman named Playmate of the Year

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SAN DIEGO – Chula Vista’s own Raquel Pomplun was named Playboy’s 2013 Playmate of the Year.Raquel

Hugh Hefner announced Thursday that 25-year-old Pomplun received the magazine’s iconic title of Playmate of the Year.

“I can’t begin to describe how excited I am to receive this honor,” said Raquel.  “Playboy has taught me a side of myself I didn’t know before.  It’s been a year of wonderful surprises.”raquel-playmate

She’s the first Mexican-American woman to be given the honor and would receive $100,000 in prize money along with a brand new leased Jaguar.

Pomplun studied biochemistry at Southwestern College and is classically trained in ballet, according to the magazine.

Playboy’s June 2013 issue will feature Pomplun on the cover.

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