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

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.

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