Playmate of the Year She Needed the Money ... To Pay for School ... Really!

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The new Playmate of the Year is like a unicorn -- a chick who really did get naked to help pay her way through school! Kennedy Summers is studying to be a plastic surgeon ... and no doubt the $100K prize will go a long way toward that.

But the other prize she got from Hef proves times are tough everywhere ... even at the Mansion.

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