The first African-born person to be selected as a Playboy Playmate of the month, Ida Ljungqvist, a Tanzanian-Swedish model who was born born September 27, 1981 in Tanzania. Her mother is Tanzanian while her father is Swedish. She was able to travel a great deal as her father works for UNICEF.
She graduated from Regent’s Business School London and has degrees in fashion design and marketing. Ida speaks English, Swedish, and Swahili.
Ida was discovered by 2007 Playmate of the Year Sara Jean Underwood at a bebe store on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California. She was named Playboy’s Playmate of the Month for March 2008 and the 2009 Playmate of the Year. Ida co-hosted the Playboy New Year’s Eve Party 2009 in Miami, Florida alongside several other playmates.
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She has worked with Empowerment Works, a non-profit, global sustainability think-tank. Her work includes raising awareness about the organization and fundraising.
In December 2007, she got married Joshua R. Lang. The marriage lasted for only 5 years. They got divorced in 2009.