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Playboy’s First Transgender Playmate Hopes To “Pave Way For Women”

By Chidirim Ndeche
20 October 2017   |   8:00 am
Ines Rau has become the first transgender person to appear as a Playboy centrefold in the magazine's 64-year history. The French fashion model, who was previously featured nude in a 2014 issue of Playboy, said founder Hugh Hefner had personally chosen her to be the magazine's first transgender centrefold before he died in September. Regarding…

Ines Rau has become the first transgender person to appear as a Playboy centrefold in the magazine’s 64-year history.

The French fashion model, who was previously featured nude in a 2014 issue of Playboy, said founder Hugh Hefner had personally chosen her to be the magazine’s first transgender centrefold before he died in September.

Regarding her selection, Rau said:

“Every woman’s beauty deserves to be celebrated…No one deserves to be a woman more than those who routinely suffer abuse and are treated like they’re less than nothing.”

Rau, who has modelled with Vogue Italia, is featured in the November/December issue, set to hit newsstands on October 31.