05/21/2012 06:45 pm ET Updated May 21, 2012

Nikki Leigh, Cal State Fullerton Grad, Named Playboy's Miss May 2012

Nikki Leigh certainly has a lot to celebrate!

Not only did the 23-year-old graduate with honors in Sociology from Cal State Fullerton this weekend, but she was also named Miss May 2012, Playboy's Playmate of the month, during her last semester of college.

The California-born Leigh told CSUF's Daily Titan that being a playmate was a childhood dream, "As a 13-year-old, I would get a hold of my dad’s Playboy magazines and thought the women were just stunning."

Leigh's recent Playboy honor has also helped her achieve some other goals, namely a little off-the-court Twitter contact with local boy (and LA Clipper) Blake Griffin. "He’s incredible," she said in an interview with Busted Coverage.

It seems like the post-grad is handling the popularity of her recent pictorial in stride. "I like to just have fun and see where everything is going to take me," she said in the video above for Playboy TV.

For more information on Nikki Leigh, check her out on Twitter and Facebook.