Claire Sinclair, is the 2011 Playmate of the Year

She’s just 19 years old.

And at 19 she’s too young in fact to celebrate being awarded the title of 2011 Playboy Playmate of the Year at the nightclub where the other 11 contestants and assorted Playboy hangers-on gathered to honour her. She becomes the 52nd recipient of the award, which was first made in 1960.

As for Sinclair’s celebratory plans following her acceptance speech, they weren’t as exciting as one would imagine for a Playmate of the Year honouree. “Tonight I’m going to go out to the movies with my friends because I’m under 21, so there’s not going to be any hardcore clubbing,” said Sinclair. “We’re just going to have a nice little gathering.”