As Playboy's latest – and possibly last – Playmate of the Year, we have little doubt that Eugena Washington can get a ride in just about any car she wants. But for the next two years she'll be driving herself around in a 2017 Fiat 124 Spider – the model that FCA has fittingly positioned as the automotive equivalent of Viagra.

A two-year lease on the Japanese-made, Italian-styled roadster is part of Washington's prize package for winning the magazine's top honor, along with $100,000 in cash. The actress and model has already made it to the top three in the seventh season of Tyra Banks' show America's Next Top Model and has appeared in advertising campaigns for Lexus, Target, and an array of cosmetics brands.

Eugena is the publication's 57th Playmate of the Year, and the third black woman to receive the title (following 1990's Renee Tenison and Ida Ljungqvist in 2009). But she may also be the last as the magazine, in an historic move, transitions away from nudity in print and into the mainstream to compete with publications like GQ and Vanity Fair.

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Eugena Washington, Playboy's 2016 Playmate of the Year, With All-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider

May 12, 2016 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Eugena Washington, an accomplished model and actress from Palmdale, California, has been named Playboy's 2016 Playmate of the Year. Along with her title, Washington receives $100,000 in prize money and a two-year lease on the all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider.

Reviving the storied nameplate, the all-new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider brings its classic Italian styling and performance to a new generation. Paying homage to the original 124 Spider nearly 50 years after its introduction, the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider delivers the ultimate Italian roadster experience with driving excitement, technology and safety combined with iconic Italian design.

Washington is featured on the cover and a 10-page pictorial inside Playboy's June 2016 issue. Click here for more from the May 11 announcement.

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Playboy Names Eugena Washington Its 2016 Playmate Of The Year

LOS ANGELES, May 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Eugena Washington, an accomplished model and actress from Palmdale, California, has been named Playboy's 2016 Playmate of the Year and will be formally introduced to press today at the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills, California.

She is featured on the cover of Playboy's June 2016 issue and inside the magazine in a 10-page pictorial shot by fashion photographer Jason Lee Parry (issue on newsstands Friday, May 20, 2016), with additional photos and video available now at www.playboy.com/pmoy2016.

"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."

Along with her title, Eugena receives $100,000 in prize money and a two-year lease on the All-New 2017 Fiat 124 Spider. The All-New 2017 Fiat 124 Spider revives the storied nameplate, bringing its classic Italian styling and performance to a new generation. Paying homage to the original 124 Spider nearly 50 years after its introduction, the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider delivers the ultimate Italian roadster experience with driving excitement, technology and safety combined with iconic Italian design.

Eugena first appeared in Playboy as the magazine's December 2015 Playmate of the Month. 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). Playboy named its first Playmate of the Year, Ellen Stratton, in 1960.

Eugena's modeling career began in 2006 when she appeared on Tyra Banks' America's Next Top Model, Cycle 7 and finished in the top three. She went on to grace the pages of a variety of fashion magazines; appear in commercials and campaigns for CoverGirl, Clinique, Lexus, Macy's, Target, and Avon; have a recurring role on The Bold and the Beautiful; and appear in the recently released feature film The Perfect Match as well as the upcoming film Like.Share.Follow. She will launch her own organic hair-care line, DTMH (Don't Touch My Hair) by Eugena, this summer.

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