San Diegan Appears on Playboy Cover

This is the first big modeling gig for the Chula Vista native

By Sarah Grieco
|  Monday, Mar 19, 2012  |  Updated 2:03 PM PDT
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Raquel Pomplun, 24, appears alongside Bruno Mars in the April 2012 issue of Playboy.

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A 24-year-old San Diego woman is appearing on the cover of Playboy magazine for the April 2012 issue.

Raquel Pomplun was named Miss April and appears alongside Grammy-award winning musician Bruno Mars on the cover of the magazine’s annual "Sex and Music" issue.

This is the first big modeling gig for the Chula Vista native, who's featured in a 10-page pictorial and the issue's centerfold.

“Here I am … I’m not only Miss April, but I’m also on the cover with Bruno Mars,” Pomplun said in a statement. “When I found out, I ran around my house screaming for 30 minutes.”

Pomplun went to Bonita Vista High School before attending Southwestern College and University of Phoenix. The cover girl also plays soccer and has trained in classical ballet.

She said in a statement that she hopes to finish her bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and help stabilize the decaying environment, while continuing to live life to the fullest.

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