NEW YORK—Penthouse magazine has crowned Ryan Keely its Pet of the Year Runner-Up for 2011 after receiving a swell of write-in support from her fans. In recognition of the accomplishment, Keely will be featured in an all-new pictorial running in the March 2011 issue of Penthouse, hitting stands Feb. 15.
Making her Penthouse debut in the October 2009 issue, Keely was in contention for 2010's Pet of the Year, but when that title went to Taylor Vixen and the Runner-Up spot to Veronica Ricci, Keely's fans began an impassioned campaign for the magazine to reconsider her this year.
Upon receiving her diamond-encrusted Penthouse Pet of the Year Runner-Up Key necklace, Keely gushed, "No one has ever given me diamonds before. I'm never, ever going to take this off, and this year is going to be the best ever! I want to keep working hard and representing Penthouse magazine while having an absolute blast. Being loved this much by the Penthouse readers is all kinds of awesome!"
Keely has had quite a year leading up to this honor, interviewing Resident Evil: Afterlife director Paul W.S. Anderson for IGN.com and appearing in the MTV short Escalation with director M. Night Shyamalan, as well as conducting her own pick-up artist seminar, Porn Star Sex Life, and beginning to write her own sex and dating column, "The Dirty Details," for Penthouse sister publication Penthouse Forum. She also earned the distinction of being appointed Penthouse's Official Beer Sommelier after receiving the title of Certified Beer Server through the Cicerone beer sommelier certification program, which also makes her eligible to become one of the country's few Certified Cicerones.
Ryan Keely's conferral as Penthouse Pet of the Year Runner-Up follows Nikki Benz's naming in December as the 2011 Pet of the Year.