This time around, the highly controversial and often trend-setting magazine will feature the magazine's first transgender playmate, 26-year-old French model Ines Rau. Albeit Rau is the first ever "openly transgender" Playmate, the French Model is not the first transgender model to feature the iconic magazine.
"Meet your November 2017 Playmate, @supa_ines", Playboy announced on Instagram, along with the above photo of Rau. While in her interview with Playboy, Rau revealed that she didn't reveal her identity because she was afraid of never finding a partner.
She told Playboy: "It's a salvation to speak the truth about yourself, whether it's your gender, sexuality, whatever".
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 not tied in with being adored by others; it's tied in with cherishing yourself". "And now everything happening gives me so much joy and happiness".
According to the MP, who initiated the adoption of "anti-gay laws" first in St. Petersburg, and then in the whole country (the law bans the propaganda of homosexuality among minors), the distribution of the new issue of the magazine in Russian Federation should be banned. It's the most lovely compliment I've ever received. I thought, Am I really going to be a Playmate-me? She added she wants to be an action star. "I don't know how to explain it". The media company said in a press release that they plan to release over 100 pages dedicated entirely to their former editor-in-chief. A little voice was letting me know, 'You'll see.
"Just because I don't agree with a trans person being in Playboy doesn't mean I'm "transphobic".
Rau has been featured in the magazine before; she posed for a May 2014 issue that examined gender beyond the male-female binary.
She anxious about never finding a boyfriend, but Ines is now very much loved up. Nothing touches me more than fighting against global warming.
The November issue celebrates Hefner's life on its cover.