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Raquel Pomplun named the 2013 Playboy Playmate of the Year

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    2013 Playmate Of The Year Raquel Pomplun,left, and Hugh Hefner speak onstage during Playboy's 2013 Playmate Of The Year luncheon at The Playboy Mansion on May 9, 2013 in Holmby Hills, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Playboy) (2013 Getty Images)

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    Raquel Pomplun is seen on the June 2013 Playboy cover. (Playboy)

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During an exclusive luncheon at the famed Playboy mansion, Latin beauty Raquel Pomplun was named the 2013 Playmate of the Year.

Hugh Hefner announced the news, making the 25-year-old the first Mexican American to be awarded the title.

“I can’t begin to describe how excited I am to receive this honor and be given the opportunity to represent Playboy as its first Mexican American Playmate of the Year,” she said in a statement. “Playboy has taught me a side of myself I didn’t know before. It’s been a year of wonderful surprises!”

Pomplun first appeared in the magazine as the April 2012 cover girl, posing alongside Bruno Mars for the Sex and Music issue.

Along with her Playmate of the Year title, the California native will receive $100,000 in prize money and a one-year lease on 2014 Jaguar F-TYPE.

Pomplun currently hosts Blackbelt TV’s “Rockin’ Rounds” and is the co-host of Playboy Radio’s “Playmates Present.”