• Born in August 1990 in San Pedro, California
• Playmate of the Month in April 2011 and Playmate of the Year in 2012
• Hosted Playboy reality show “Badass!” in 2010
• Acting roles in “Snake & Mongoose,” “Pauly Shore's Pauly~tics,” and “Muck”
• Pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree and aspires to become a full-time journalist

Short Info

FactShe has a Swedish surname.

Who is Jaclyn Swedberg?

Born on 14 August 1990, in San Pedro, California, under the fiery and imposing sign of Leo, Jaclyn Elaine Swedberg is a 28-year-old American model, host, reality show contestant and Playmate. She rose to fame in 2010, when she did her first photoshoot for Playboy magazine, and was afterwards chosen to be the host of their iconic reality show “Badass!”. Due to her stellar performance, she began appearing in Playboy regularly, all the while building her acting career with roles in movies such as “Snake and Mongoose” and “Muck”. Nowadays, she is mainly focused on modeling, but aspires to become a full-time journalist when the right opportunity arises.


Early Life and Education: Growing Up in California

Jaclyn was born into an American family in San Pedro, a community within the wider Los Angeles area. As of now, we don’t have any detailed information about her early life, nor about her parents. However, fans think that she has Swedish roots because her surname is fairly frequent in this Scandinavian country. At a young age, she relocated to Chino Hills, an affluent area in San Bernardino county, where many celebrities like the Ball Family reside. There, she finished middle school, and matriculated from Chino Hills High School in 2008. After graduation, Jaclyn enrolled in an unspecified Californian college and picked Communications as her major. She has always been a little shy, but wanted to break out of her shell and showcase her conversational skills. However, her education-related plans were derailed when she got the offer of a lifetime.

Career Beginnings: Photoshoot with Playboy and Becoming a Host

In 2009, Jaclyn became interested in modeling and started learning about the ins and outs of the industry. A year later she sent a couple of her photos shot by a close friend to Playboy, as they were organizing a contest. Out of several hundred applicants, she was chosen as the winner and was rewarded with a photoshoot. ‘Playboy forced me to come out of my shell a little bit…it’s sort of been a crash course in [being social.]’, said Jaclyn about this experience. This “crash course” allowed her to showcase her communication skills, which were noticed by Playboy executives, and were so much that they asked her to host “Badass!”. The show featured some of Playboy’s most famous playmates, as they tried out extreme sports for the first time. Jaclyn hosted the show for just a year, but she definitely left her mark, which resulted in her becoming a staple in Playboy’s roster of beauties.

Jaclyn Swedberg

2011 and 2012: Becoming a Celebrity

In 2011, Jaclyn was voted as Playmate of the Month for April, which was a sign of things to come. The American audience loved the charisma and character of this young lady, mostly because she was smoking hot and didn’t hesitate when it came to expressing her opinion. All of this resulted in her appearing in “Playmate Casting Call”, a TV special that documented the everyday life of Playboy’s most famous models. She assumed the role of herself, and yet again mesmerized fans with her charm. In 2012, she reached another milestone in her career, as she appeared on not one, but two covers in a span of six months, gracing the covers of Playboy Germany and Playboy Argentina, respectively. All of these achievements combined resulted in her being named Playmate of the Year for 2012. This was a big honor for Jaclyn and she embraced the recognition, using it as motivation for furthering her career.

Continued Success: A Steady Stream of Appearances

From 2013 and onwards, Jaclyn has appeared in less Playboy shows and specials, but she still maintains a close relationship with the iconic magazine, including photoshoots and sporadic features on their website. In 2015, we could see her in Episode 7.43 of “The Playboy Morning Show” and “8th Annual Babes in Toyland: Live from Avalon Hollywood”, two classic Playboy TV programs. As a former Playmate of the Year, Jaclyn has been an important source of information about Playboy, allowing new fans to find out more about the magazine, and eventually purchase a subscription. Amazingly, she also went back to school to pass a few exams, getting her a few steps closer to a Bachelor’s Degree.

Acting Career: Snake & Mongoose, Muck and more

In the meantime, she expanded her interests towards acting. Even though her first appearance in front of a camera was hosting “Badass!”, Jaclyn wanted to do more and showcase her talents. Thus, she started attending acting classes to prepare for a potential career on the silver screen. In 2012 she finally made her debut in “Pauly Shore’s Pauly~tics”, a TV comedy that fired subliminal shots at several prominent politicians. Even though the movie was labeled as a disaster by critics, Jaclyn’s performance was a surprise to anyone, resulting in encouragement from important people in the industry. As her next foray into acting, Jaclyn chose “Snake & Mongoose”, a movie from 2013 which depicts the story of a rivalry between two legendary drag racers and their eventual impact on motorsports. Jaclyn gave an exceptional performance playing the part of Nicky. In 2015, she played her biggest role to date, in Steve Wolsh’s “Muck”, a horror movie with occult and sci-fi elements. The sequel, in which Jaclyn will take on the role of  Terra once again, is currently in pre-production.

Future Career Plans: Journalism?

Given the fact that she started her studies in Communications, Jaclyn still hasn’t abandoned the thought of pursuing journalism as a full-time career. Lately, she hasn’t been appearing in Playboy as much as she did in her early career, which might be an indication that she is finishing her studies. During one interview, Jaclyn was asked about her almost-forgotten vocation, and this is what she had to say: ‘I see myself having a career…either hosting a show or being a news anchor. I love to write and I love to meet new people!’. If everything plays out well, we might be seeing her on TV on a daily basis.

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Personal Life: Does Jaclyn Swedberg Have a Boyfriend or Husband?

Currently, there is no credible information about whether Jaclyn is single or if she has a boyfriend or a husband. On social media, she mostly uploads pictures of herself, but one particular photo raises a lot of suspicion even today. Honoring the late Hugh Hefner, she posted a photo in which she is seemingly wearing a wedding dress, standing next to Hugh and an anonymous man. Jaclyn refused to comment on this image and there are no more clues. She also has a younger sister, who was born on 20 November 2005.

Body Measurements: How Tall is Jaclyn Swedberg?

Jaclyn Swedberg is 5ft 5in (165cm) tall, weighs 127 lbs (58kgs), and her vital statistics are 34-25-35, and her cup size is 34D. She is of Caucasian ethnicity, with brown hair and eyes to match.

Did Jaclyn Swedberg Undergo Plastic Surgery?

Although Jaclyn herself has never admitted to “going under the knife”, there have been a lot of rumors concerning her supposed breast enhancement. Apparently, fans have realized that her breasts look vastly different in photoshoots after 2014, indicating that she might have had implants inserted. Despite being asked about this matter multiple times, Jaclyn insists on being all natural, and that her body is a result of only exercise and dieting.

Jaclyn Swedberg

What is Jaclyn Swedberg’s Net Worth?

According to several reputable sources, Jaclyn Swedberg has a net worth of approximately $1.5 million, as of mid-2019, accumulate through a number of Playboy photoshoots, appearances in their reality shows, as well as acting gigs. Given the fact that she is only 28 years-old, we might be seeing her net worth rise significantly, if she expands her areas of interest even further.

Social Media Presence

Like every model, Jaclyn understands the benefits of social media as a tool for marketing and engaging with her fans. She was an avid Twitter user, but hasn’t been active on the platform for almost two years, much to the dismay of her 200,000 followers. On Instagram, she hasn’t been active since December 2018, but she still has 950,000 people following her. This hiatus on social media may mean that she is actively shooting scenes for movies, or completing her education.

General Info

Full NameJaclyn Swedberg
Height1.65 m
ProfessionModel, Actor



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1She has a Swedish surname.
2Graduated from Chino Hills High School in Chino Hills, California with the Class of 2008.
3Playboy Playmate of the Month, April, 2011. Playboy Playmate of the Year 2012.




Once in a Lifetime: Just go for it!2016pre-productionBrandy
Muck: Feast of Saint Patrick2016pre-productionTerra
Snake and Mongoose2013Nicky
Badass!2010TV SeriesBadass Girl


8th Annual Babes in Toyland: Live from Avalon Hollywood2015TV MovieHerself
The Playboy Morning Show2015TV SeriesHerself
Pauly Shore's Pauly~tics2012TV MovieHerself
Playmate Casting Call: The Mansion2011TV SpecialHerself
Playboy's Beach House2010-2011TV SeriesHerself - Host

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Badass!2010TV SeriesBadass Girl

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Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected].

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