Playboy Playmate of the Month is a long standing tradition. Playboy magazine started in December of 1953. Every month since then a girl-next-door beauty has been named Playmate of the Month and bared all in the magazine. Each year these playmates battle it out for the coveted Playmate of the Year title. As of January 2008, there have been approximately 650 Playboy POTMs. The Playmate's pictorial includes nude photographs and a centerfold poster, as well as a short biography of the playmate of the month, which lists her birth date, measurements, turn-ons, and turn-offs. The Playmates of the Month are paid US$25,000 and Playmates of the Year receive an additional US$100,000 plus a car and a motorcycle. At Playboy, once you’re a Playmate, you’re always a Playmate.