2014 Playmate of the Year Gets MINI Roadster from Playboy

Celebrating 60 years of existence, the Playboy magazine announced its Playmate of the Year last week, turning Kennedy Summers into a worldwide start over night.
Kennedy Summers and her JCW Roadster 4 photos
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Kennedy Summers and her JCW RoadsterKennedy Summers and her JCW RoadsterKennedy Summers and her JCW Roadster
The 27-year old model was picked by Playboy founder, Hugh M. Hefner as this year’s best Playmate and he made the announcement at an exclusive cocktail luncheon on the garden grounds of the iconic Playboy Mansion.

Kennedy will be featured in the June edition of the popular gentlemen’s magazine over a 12-page pictorial that goes through the 6 decades of history written by Playboy and its founder. The special edition will be available on newsstands starting May 23 and it’s already available online.

The model, born in Berlin and raised in Virginia, rose to international model status in recent years despite holding a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and a master’s in health administration.

Her plans however, don’t include posing in such publications for too long. At the moment, she’s working on her M.D. planning to become a plastic surgeon.

“As 2014’s Playmate of the Year, my mission is to help Playboy thrive, as it always has, to break boundaries and carry us into the future. I couldn’t be more excited!” she said after learning about the honor bestowed upon her.

The prize includes a 1-year lease on a MINI John Cooper Works Roadster, a car that has plenty of power to keep her entertained for days. With 211 HP and 280 Nm (with overboost) of torque, the open-top ride can do 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.5 seconds.

On top of that, she’ll also get $100,000 in prize money and an Oris Artelier Date Diamonds watch. Unfortunately, if we’re not mistaken, after doing her taxes she’ll probably have to pay up to $65,000 by the end of the year to the state of California. Well, you win some and you lose some. At least she has a JCW Roadster to take her mind off such things.
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