Ida Ljungqvist, Los Angeles, California on May 22, 2010
|Playboy centerfold appearance|
|Preceded by||Michelle McLaughlin|
|Succeeded by||Regina Deutinger|
|Playmate of the Year|
|Preceded by||Jayde Nicole|
|Succeeded by||Hope Dworaczyk|
27 September 1981 |
|Height||5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)|
|Weight||108 lb (49 kg; 7.7 st)|
Ida Ljungqvist (born September 27, 1981) is a Tanzanian-Swedish model. She was named Playboy's Playmate of the Month for March 2008 and the 2009 Playmate of the Year. She is the first African-born and second Swedish model to be named a Playmate of the Year. She is also the first Playmate of the Year to publicly dedicate her title to philanthropic work through non-profit charities and organizations.
Ljungqvist was born in Tanzania to a Tanzanian mother and a Swedish father. She was discovered by 2007 Playmate of the Year Sara Jean Underwood at a bebe store on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California.
Since being named Playmate of the Year, Ljungqvist has worked with Empowerment Works, a non-profit, global sustainability think-tank. Her work includes raising awareness about the organization and fundraising.
Ljungqvist has a degree in fashion design and marketing, and plans to study economics.
In December 2007, Ljungqvist married Joshua R. Lang. After 5 years together, Lang filed for divorce in September 2008. In November 2008, MSNBC reported a custody struggle between them over their pet Chihuahua.
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