Tell the band to strike up “O Canada” — Ontario’s own Jayde Nicole, 22, is Playboy’s 2008 Playmate of the Year. The brunette bombshell is featured in a 10-page nude pictorial in Playboy’s June issue (on newsstands and at http://www.playboydigital.com Friday, May 9). Along with her title, Jayde receives $100,000 in prize money and a 2008 Cadillac CTS. She is Canada’s first Playmate of the Year since 1982 when Shannon Tweed was honoured with the title. A one-hour special of the Playboy Playmate of the Year announcement will air May 18, exclusively on Playboy TV.
Jayde’s intoxicating beauty and girl-next-door appeal has made her a local celebrity in her hometown of Port Perry, Ontario, about an hour outside of Toronto. Jayde owns a modelling agency called Jayde Nicole Inc. that she founded in 2005 and had been managing the day-to-day operations of the agency before catching Playboy’s eye and landing the title of Miss January 2007.
Playboy’s newest Playmate of the Year graduated with honours from Port Perry High School in 2004, and attended George Brown College in Toronto where she studied hotel and resort management.
Jayde is currently writing her own fitness and beauty book and has just finished filming a pilot for a reality television show about her life. She has also appeared in Today’s Bride magazine and on the cover of American Curves. Last year she organized her second annual charity car wash, which helped raise money for the RED campaign to help fight AIDS in Africa.
Jayde is one of four Ontario-born Playmates, including Miss April 2004 Krista Kelly (Brampton), Miss June 2003 Tailor James (Mississauga), and Miss January 1990 Peggy McIntaggart (Midland). Playboy named its first ever Playmate of the Year, Ellen Stratton, in 1960.
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