May 4, 2006

Ex-Disney dancer is Playmate of the Year

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A former Walt Disney World dancer
who used to dress up as Cinderella and Snow White was named
Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Year on Thursday.

Kara Monaco, 23, an aspiring actress from Lakeland,
Florida, received a check for $100,000, a car and a sports
motorbike from Playboy Enterprises Inc., company founder Hugh
Hefner announced at the Playboy Mansion.

Monaco, a blonde, hopes to leverage her new role to boost
her modeling and acting career.

She was Miss June in 2005.