Meet Playboy’s Playmate of the Year for 2019: Jordan Emanuel

2019-02-28 14:02
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Cape Town – Playboy magazine has unveiled their Playmate of the Year for 2019 – Jordan Emanuel.

Announcing the honour with a gallery of photos on social media on Wednesday, Playboy wrote: “We are excited to share that Jordan Emanuel—December 2018 Playmate and Playboy Club New York Bunny—has been named our 2019 Playmate of the Year.”

Elaborating on how the American beauty was chosen, they added: “Jordan embodies everything we value at Playboy: she advocates for equality and sexual freedom, she speaks out on what she believes in, and she's committed to lifting up the voices of others.”


In celebration of the announcement, Playboy has further revealed that they will donate $10 000 to Women with Voices - an organisation that provides women of all backgrounds an opportunity to share their stories, seek resources in order to build a stronger and more united community.


1. First black Playboy Bunny to become a Playmate and Playmate of the Year

In the special feature published in line with the Playmate of the Year announcement Jordan reveals she is “one of two Playboy Bunnies who had become a Playmate and then Playmate of the Year, and the first African American to reach that milestone”.

She adds that she feels “immense pride” over the title, writing: “[It] is an honour I will forever hold close to my heart, not just for myself but for all the other black girls who are left to question their beauty.

2. A journalism background

According to Jordan’s personal website, she has a degree in Broadcast Journalism, Music Business and Industries and Art History from the University of Miami.

She further reveals she uses her degree “in several outlets such as MTV International's, MTV Video Love, and Madamenoire's Ask a Black Woman and also contributes as a journalist to media outlets including Hollywood Life and Bossip.

3. The co-founder of a non-profit

Jordan formed part of the trio who co-founded Women with Voices in New York. Speaking about what inspired her to get involved with the initiative, Jordan told Playboy: “I knew there needed to be a space where women of all financial backgrounds, races and ages could learn from and support one another. When women get together and connect over shared experiences, we understand there’s no difference between us. And that empowers us all.”

4. A beauty queen

Jordan represented New York in the Miss Black America beauty pageant in 2018, according to a December article by Ebony.

Along with launching Women with Voice in 2018, the 25-year-old used her platform as a pageant contestant to raise awareness on women’s rights.

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