Gorgeous and voluptuous brunette knockout, Ida Ljungqvist (born September 27, 1981) is a Tanzanian-Swedish model. She was named Playboy’s Playmate of the Month for March 2008 and the 2009 Playmate of the Year. She is the first African-born and second Swedish model to be named a Playmate of the Year. She is also the first Playmate of the Year to publicly dedicate her title to philanthropic work through non-profit charities and organizations.
Ljungqvist was born in Tanzania to a Tanzanian mother and a Swedish father. She was discovered by 2007 Playmate of the Year Sara Jean Underwood at a bebe store on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California.
Ljungqvist co-hosted the Playboy New Year’s Eve Party 2009 in Miami, Florida alongside several other playmates.
Due to her father’s work for UNICEF, Ljungqvist traveled a great deal. She speaks English, Swedish, and Swahili.
Since being named Playmate of the Year, Ljungqvist has worked with Empowerment Works, a non-profit, global sustainability think-tank. Her work includes raising awareness about the organization and fundraising.
Ljungqvist has a degree in fashion design and marketing, and plans to study economics.
In December 2007, Ljungqvist married Joshua R. Lang. After 5 years together, Lang filed for divorce in September 2008. In November 2008, MSNBC reported a custody struggle between them over their pet Chihuahua.
Birthplace: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Weight: 108 lbs