Ida Ljungqvist Named Playboy Playmate Of The Year in Las Vegas


If you were anywhere near Palms or Palms Place this weekend, you may have noticed that there was no shortage of Playboy Playmates and beautiful women everywhere. I speak from experience!

Ida Ljungqvist Wins Playboy Playmate of the Year 2009
Photo by Scott Harrison |

Last night, Saturday May 2nd, Ida Ljungqvist was named Playboy Playmate of the Year for 2009 inside of the Palms Casino Resort here in Las Vegas. The stars were out! Playboy founder Hugh Hefner joined Palms owner George Maloof for a special dinner celebration to announce the magazine’s winner this year.

Ida Ljungqvist with Hugh Heffner and George Maloof
Photo by Scott Harrison |

It was a stellar event inside of the Palms Ballroom last night. Brande Roderick from The Celebrity Apprentice and 2001 Playmate of the Year served as the celebrity host. Between this Playboy event, the races and the fight this weekend, we there were also sightings of UFC Champion Chuck Liddell, Actor Mark Wahlberg and other celebrities spotted at the Palms.

Congratulations to Ida Ljungqvist for being crowned Playboy magazine’s Playmate of the year here at the Palms Casino Resort Las Vegas!

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