Here’s what she had to say about the honor (like you haven’t already skipped to the pictures)…
“It’s a great time for this. The world is changing. I hope this brings different eyes to the magazine and new audiences,” Eugena tells Playboy about being named the 2016 Playmate of the Year. “This is a story and a chapter in my life to build around. I’m enjoying the ride, and right now I’m doing whatever I want to do, day by day. That’s how I live. That’s what my life is about. As long as I’m doing what I want to do, I’m happy. Right now, being a part of Playboy is what I want to do.”
She is Playboy’s 57th Playmate of the Year, and third black Playmate to be given the iconic title (Renee Tenison, 1990 Playmate of the Year, and Ida Ljungqvist, 2009 Playmate of the Year, preceded her).
Along with her title, Eugena also gets $100,000 in prize money and a two-year lease on the All-New 2017 Fiat 124 Spider, which is a pretty damn sweet deal too.
Check out some pics and a video below, then head over to Playboy.com or pick it up on newsstands on Friday, May 20th to see even more of her.