- The Playboy magazine is going to introduce their first-ever transgender playmate.
- Ines Rau, a transgender playmate will be appearing on the centrefold of the November edition of the magazine.
Playboy magazine is going to introduce their first transgender playmate
The Playboy magazine is going to introduce their first-ever transgender playmate. Ines Rau, a transgender playmate will be appearing on the centrefold of the November edition of the magazine.
This was announced by the official Playboy Twitter handle. They captioned “captioned “Being a woman is just being a woman,” Meet November 2017 Playmate Ines Rau, the first transgender Playmate.” The picture of the model along with her picture was introduced by Twitter.
Main aim behind it is to matching the founding mission of the magazine
New York Times reported that the decision was taken by Cooper Hefner and the main aim behind it is to match the founding mission of the magazine.
The founding mission of the magazine is “embracing changing attitudes about sex”. The November edition of the magazine will be the first edition of the magazine after founder Hugh Hefner’s death.
Ines Rau, the first transgender playmate
Ines Rau is a 26 years old French model. Rau has appeared in Italian Vogue, American Vogue and a Balmain campaign already. The issues will also pay tribute to the death of founder Hugh Hefner. Hefner died on September 27, 2017.
However, in May 2014, Rau was featured fully nude for a stretch titled ‘Evolution’. That was published in a special section of called ‘Playboy A-Z’.
A Progressive step
This unique move of the magazine indicates a positive move towards a comprehensive environment for all. The is the mixed response is shown to the tweet. Before Rau, the magazine has featured other transgender models like Caroline (Tula) Cossey.
But not every model, which features on the magazine, is considered a playmate. Playmates are those models that appear on the centrefold. Only they get that distinction.