Your birdie was wrong and you can proudly call yourself a fool. 🙂 I just got the May issue where they showed the back of the next PMOY. She is not black. She is a brunette though with her hair going a third down her back.
Kevin Kline on the PB Morning show said she is an American. That narrows it down to three people. Grace Kim, Laura Croft and Valerie Mason. I don’t think Valerie has a shot. Going by the length of her hair I am going to guess that it is Laura Croft. She is a great choice.