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Claire Sinclair Named 2011 Playboy 'Playmate Of The Year' (Pics)

May 8th, 2011 3:31pm EDT

Claire Sinclair Friday night was a big night for pinup model Claire Sinclair - she was named Playboy magazine's 'Playmate Of The Year' for 2010 and celebrated at Moon Nightclub in the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Magazine boss Hugh Hefner and fiancee Crystal Harris were on hand to present the honor to Claire, along with a check for $100,000 and a brand new Harley Davidson motorcycle.

The 19-year-old Los Angeles native's look is a clear throwback to the early days of the magazine in the 1950s (which is fitting since her idol is classic pinup model Bettie Page); and we wonder if Hef might be yearning a little for the way women looked when he was the same age as Harris, 24 (they'll wed on June 18 at the Playboy Mansion in front of 300 guests).And you'll be seeing a lot more of Claire soon - she's set to star in a new reality show on E! called The Bunny House, which is a spinoff of hit series The Girls Next Door.

According to Playboy, Claire's ambition is to own a teen nightclub and she likes "boyish men," or as she calls them "man-boys."

Reigning PMOY (and recent Celebrity Apprentice firee) Hope Dworaczyk and 2008 PMOY Jayde Nicole were also at the party to help pass the torch.

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