It's hard to believe that this exotic beauty was once a tomboy. Now Playboy's down-to-earth Miss December 1997, Karen McDougal, is the 1998 Playmate of the Year! Her adoring fans at the preschool where she teaches cal her "Miss Karen" but to us, she's just plain fantastic. Straight from the snowy fields of Sawyer, Michigan, Karen combines American wholesomeness with the exotic beauty of her Irish and Cherokee heritage. When she's not busy pursuing one of the many indoor and outdoor activities that keep her sleek and sexy, Karen lends her striking form as a Venus International Swimwear model. Join Karen in her Video Centerfold as she enjoys a playful romp through an artsy loft with a sexy friend. Then let her rev your engines as she proves classic cars haven't cornered the market on sleek curves. And don't miss Karen when she plays the "girl next door" who gets a whirlwind glamour makeover to become a supermodel before your very eyes. This Playmate of the Year has an irresistible freshness and gentle beauty--and a soft, seductive splendor all her own. One look and you'll agree she's pure perfection!