LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)  —  The year isn’t half over, but it’s already been a banner year for one Los Angeles native.

Dani Mathers, a 28-year-old actress and model, was named Playboy’s 2015 Playmate of the Year Thursday.

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Mathers, who was the magazine’s May 2014 Playmate of the Month, is  featured on the cover of the June issue and in a 10-page pictorial. (Lovely photos, trust us on this.)

“I’ve wanted this for so long,” Mathers said. “Like with any accomplishment, you work hard and hope it will pay off, but I can’t believe I did it.”

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As the 56th woman to be named Playmate of the Year, she receives $100,000 in prize money and a one-year lease on a 2015 Mini Cooper S convertible.

Mathers has appeared in films, including “Neighbors,” and has had a  recurring role as coffee shop waitress Danica on CBS’ “The Bold and the Beautiful” since 2005.

On her Twitter page she says she’s “a L.A. native, animal lover & a not so bad cook.” (This information, of course, should help her social life.)

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