One morning not long ago, Amy Leigh Andrews awoke and checked her e-mail. "I screamed at the top of my lungs!" she now says. She found a note she had dreamed of receiving all her life. "Hef has approved you for Centerfold," the missive read. "You can't understand," explains the tiny but voluptuous blonde who embodies both brains and liberated sexuality. "Some girls dream of becoming The Little Mermaid's Ariel, but not me. Since I was very young, since the first time I saw a Playmate, I wanted to appear in this magazine." Originally from Conyers, Georgia, Amy is currently earning her master's in communications on her way to fulfilling another dream: becoming an entertainment news anchor. "I love school," says the 25-year-old. "Knowledge makes you independent and confident." She has also always loved classic rock, hanging on the beach and traveling. Her introduction to Playboy came at an Atlanta casting call. She appeared in a couple of Playboy Special Editions, and she wrote a personal letter to Holly Madison, pleading her case. "I'd just decided I was going to make this happen," Amy says. Her work paid off, and you now hold the results in your hands. "It's surreal, crazy, amazing and fantastic," bubbles Miss April. "A Playmate at last!" Amy enjoys swimming, traveling, shopping and working out. Right now Amy is working on her masters degree and trying to figure a way she can live on the beach. To learn more about Amy check out her interview video.