Power became the first Native American to be given the title. She first appeared in the magazine as the May 2016 Playmate of the Month.
In a statement, Playboy Creative Director Chris Deacon said, "We're excited to announce that Brook Power is our Playmate of the Year for 2017. She is the epitome of a free-spirit — cool, creative and confident, all while balancing a unique personality with extraordinary beauty.”
Powers is gracing the cover of the May/June 2017 issue of Playboy, which hits newsstands on April 25. In the issue, she opened up on her path to Playboy, the differences in modeling nude vs. non-nude, and what makes her feel beautiful.