Canada's federal election campaign has been officially launched in recent days, and party leaders and candidates are campaigning hard. But a new question on everyone's lips will likely be who is Charlie Riina? That's because the People's Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier has hired the Playboy cover girl as his new candidate in Toronto.\nRiina, born Ania Krosinska, is the PPC's new candidate in Humber River-Black Creek, a riding near Toronto. She announced her candidacy yesterday via her Instagram account.\nThe Poland-born model grew up in Canada and attended the University of Toronto. A former Miss Toronto, she became a model for many brands and magazines including Playboy and has made several appearances on the magazine's cover of the magazine since 2011.\nView this post on Instagram So excited to announce my candidacy for Humber River-Black Creek #ward7 @hon.maximebernier @renatafordcampaign @peoplespca #ppc #toronto #canada #federal #mp #humberriver #blackcreek #politics #campaign #haveavoice #forthepeople #freedomofspeech🇨🇦 A post shared by charlie riina 🇨🇦🇵🇱 Ania (@charlieriina) on Sep 12, 2019 at 4:58am PDT\nShe was named Playboy's International Playmate of the Year in 2016.\nThis isn't her first venture into politics, though. Riina was a candidate for the Trillium Party of Ontario in 2016. In fact, she said her journey as a playmate had allowed her to complete projects to help her community.\nView this post on Instagram My June cover International Playmate of the Year 2016 #pmoy @playboy @johnnykortis @barborahruban shot in #NYC by the one and only @antoineverglas A post shared by charlie riina 🇨🇦🇵🇱 Ania (@charlieriina) on Jun 8, 2016 at 2:29pm PDT\nView this post on Instagram When your a centrefold in every country🐰 thank you @playboy_persia #persianbunny #internationalplaymateoftheyear #playmate #bunny photo by @lee_lhgfx A post shared by charlie riina 🇨🇦🇵🇱 Ania (@charlieriina) on Jul 5, 2018 at 3:08pm PDT\nShe also describes herself as a humanitarian activist. Riina studied criminology and forensic science at the University of Toronto.\nPerhaps unsurprisingly, the news has elicited a lot of reactions. Some of her 660,000 subscribers congratulated her while others questioned her party's decision.\ncharlieriina | Instagram\nCanada's federal election is on Oct. 21, so we only have a few weeks to wait to see whether Riina becomes part of the new parliament.\nThis article was originally published in French on Narcity Canada.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.