Bana Hamawandi is determined, beautiful, and free. A stunning model and beauty consultant from Erbil, Iraq, Bana now lives in Frankenthal, Germany, and is pursuing her dreams. “I moved with my family from Iraq to Germany when I was four years old,” she tells us. “I have had the goal of becoming a Playmate for a long time. For me, it is an expression of freedom to be able to show myself in Playboy like this. My culture would not have allowed me to show myself like this before,” she adds. A longtime admirer of the brand, Bana was dedicated to being in our pages, and now, she’s Miss February 2020 for Playboy Germany. “I pursued my dream because if I want something, I will stick to it with ambition,” she says. “When the call came, I was overjoyed! I am happy I did it because I want to send a [message:] everyone should do what they long for.” Known for her stunning, long, and curly hair, Bana loves this part of her look. “You can always recognize me by my hair,” she laughs.