Until just prior to the death of Hugh Hefner , he personally selected each Playmate of the Month and every Playmate of the Year, taking into account an annual readers' poll. Marilyn Monroe , who was featured in the first issue , was the only one to appear as "Sweetheart of the Month". Under current law in most US jurisdictions, publishing nude pictures of a model younger than 18 would be a felony. In the early days of Playboy , there was no official prize for the most popular Playmate at the end of each year. Retrieved November 23,
Elyse. Age: 23.
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Lindsey. Age: 28.
Pamela Anderson bares all for last nude issue of 'Playboy'