Playboy names Brook Power 2017 Playmate of the Year

Playboy has announced Brook Power as the 2017 Playmate of the Year.

The Hawaii-based model is featured on the cover of Playboys May/June 2017 issue, which highlights an 11-page pictorial shot by French fashion and beauty photographer David Bellemere.

Were excited to announce that Brook Power is our Playmate of the Year for 2017, said Playboy Creative Director Chis Deacon in an official release sent to Fox News. She is the epitome of a free-spirit cool, creative and confident, all while balancing a unique personality with extraordinary beauty.

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Power, who grew up on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, first appeared in the mens magazine as the May 2016 Playmate of the Month. She is Playboys 58th Playmate of the Year, and the first Native American Playmate to be given the iconic title. Playboy named its first Playmate of the Year, Ellen Stratton, in 1960.

Power was proud to show off her famous assets for the publication, which featured the model in a tropical setting.

I probably feel the most beautiful when Im surfing at home in Hawaii, she told Playboy. That sounds so cheesy, but having that life force surrounding you and the water on your skin, moving under your feet, you definitely feel powerful, as though youve harnessed this great natural energy. Youre not just a spectator youre making it even more beautiful by being there.

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Power also added that she felt at ease going topless for the magazine.

I actually didnt feel as though the two were very different well, thats not true, she said on the differences between posting nude and clothed for Playboy. David Bellemere, the photographer for my Playmate of the Year shoot, is French, so he thinks being naked all the time is not a big deal. But other than that, its the same style of photography. Its modern. Its current.

The May/June 2017 issue hits newsstands nationwide on April 25th.

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