French model Ines Rau becomes first transgender playmate

Danny Woods
October 21, 2017

"Every woman's beauty deserves to be celebrated", the 26-year old told the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

While Rau has appeared in the magazine in the past, she will get the full playmate treatment this time around, with a centerfold all to herself. Just as important, she's a tenacious advocate with no shortage of causes. The French model has seen plenty of wins in her blossoming career, such as a Balmain campaign, a spread in Vogue Italia and smiling with her eyes across the catwalk.

This is coincidentally the first issue to hit the newsstands since Hefner's death in September.

"I lived a long time without saying I was transgender", she revealed. Actually, the first was Caroline "Tula" Cossey in 1991, as tweeted directly Playboy today.

One Twitter user remarked: "I have a problem with people being transphobic and the irony of you being so judgemental is not lost on me".

"It's the right thing to do", Hefner told the Times.

When asked to give a direct message to the model she said: 'Man, I will say you are loved. and congratulations.

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"Individuals have said that being transgender conflicts with the laws of nature, however they're similar individuals who aren't effectively help nature", she said. I am very lucky, "she said on the set of Hi Earthlings! I could hide it, but I don't, because I respect people". Nudity is a celebration of the human being without all the excess.

She also spoke to the magazine about learning self-acceptance: 'I was scared of never finding a boyfriend and being seen as weird.

The upcoming historic issue is receiving mixed reactions. French model Ines Rau has been chosen to grace the coveted pages.

Even before the Playboy appearance, Rau was a successful fashion model, according to The Independent.

How do you feel about this news? We're sure her November shoot will continue to push boundaries!

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