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Ida Ljungqvist

Ida Ljungqvist

Swedish model
The basics
Quick Facts
Occupations Model Playboy Playmate
Countries United States of America Sweden
Gender female
Birth September 27, 1981 (Tanzania)
The details

Ida Ljungqvist (born September 27, 1981) is a Tanzanian-Swedish model and is the first African-born person to be selected as a Playboy Playmate of the Month and the 50th Playmate of the Year.


She 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. 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 co-hosted the Playboy New Year's Eve Party 2009 in Miami, Florida alongside several other playmates.

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.

Personal life

Ljungqvist was born in Tanzania to a Tanzanian mother and a Swedish father. Due to her father's work for UNICEF, Ljungqvist traveled a great deal. She speaks English, Swedish, and Swahili. 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.

In May 2009 she was sued by Katrina Kantner who claimed that Ljungqvist received $90,000 from Kantner's ex-husband, Doug, during a period of time when he neglected his $10,000 monthly child support payments. Kantner dropped the lawsuit in November of that same year.

In 2012, based on video[1] and photos[2] of the two (and Shannon's own admission), Ljungqvist was reported to be dating fellow Playmate and former Hugh Hefner girlfriend Kristina Shannon. The two met in 2008 when Shannon was dating Hefner and living at the Playboy mansion in Los Angeles.

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