You may have never heard of Dani Mathers, the blonde model and actress who was just named 2015’s Playboy magazine Playmate of the Year, but the 28-year-old wants to change that. Mathers doesn’t want to just do one thing, describing herself as a “Jane of all trades.”
"I got the call and it was so vague," she told US Weekly on Thursday regarding her newly-won title. "I thought I was in trouble and I thought I had definitely lost my job -- so that was nerve-racking!"
The actress celebrated her new title on Thursday on the grounds of the Playboy Mansion with several current and former Playmates. Hugh Hefner's son, Cooper, also attended.
Mathers assured Playboy that she promises to work hard on being the best Playmate of the Year she can be. “I truly want to be a Jane of all trades. But first I’m committed to being a great PMOY, and I’m going to work my hardest to show everyone how appreciative I am for this opportunity,” she told the men's magazine on Thursday.
Here are five things you need to know about Playboy’s newest Playmate of the Year:
She’s Not New To Hollywood
Mathers is an actress who has appeared in the Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne film “Neighbors,” and has had a recurring role as coffee shop waitress Danica on CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” since 2005. Last year she also appeared in a short film, “Thrilling Contradictions,” according to her imdb profile.
She’s Worked With Playboy Before
She was named Playboy’s Cyber Girl on the month in January 2013. She was also Playmate of the Month in May 2014.
"I'm from a big Jewish-Italian family. I was brought up playing in the mud, cheerleading, and playing volleyball, and I can't seem to keep my mouth shut," Mathers told Playboy.
She Likes To Cook
The 28-year-old’s Instagram account is full of delicious meals, including eggs benedict with bacon and salmon with freshly-made salsa.
She’s From Malibu, California
Mathers showed pride in her hometown in a video from her days as a Playboy Cyber Girl.
Mathers is the 56th woman to be named Playmate of the Year. She will receive $100,000 in prize money and a one-year lease on a 2015 Mini Cooper S convertible.