In the first issue since the deaht of its founder Hugh Hefner, the 26-year-old model Ines Rau has made history by becoming Playboy’s first transgender on the centerfold of the magazine as its Playmate of the Month.

Ines Rau, a French model, is the November Playmate of the Month in Playboy’s November/December collector’s edition. Credit Derek Kettela

Rau becomes the first transgender Playmate in the magazine’s 64-year history.

The November/ December issue is a 100-page tribute to Hugh, who was an advocate for LGBT issues.

A black and white portrait of the businessman is the magazine’s front cover image.

The French fashion model first appeared in Playboy’s May 2014 issue in a special edition, in a feature exploring gender identity titled “Evolution,” which looked at gender as non-binary. And no stranger to the modelling world, she’s appeared in Vogue Italia and starred in a campaign for fashion brand Balmain.

Rua is not the first transgender to appear in the magazine. Caroline “Tula” Cossey appeared in a 1981 issue, at the time, though, she was not public about her transgender status. She was featured again in 1991 after being outed as transgender.

Conoce a Ines Rau, la primera modelo transgénero de Playboy 🔥 La legendaria casa editorial, reconocida por resaltar los atributos eróticos de las mujeres, le apuesta a una nueva iniciativa incluyente que busca extender su horizonte. Ines es una modelo francesa de raíces africanas, posó para Playboy por primera vez en 2010 con un especial al desnudo, para regresar ahora, en la editorial de noviembre/diciembre que le hará un tributo al fallecido fundador de la revista, Hugh Hefner. “Durante mucho tiempo lo oculte, salí con tantas personas y evadía esa realidad tanto que terminé olvidándolo. Pero me di cuenta que no hay mayor felicidad que decir mi verdad y vivirla” comentó la maniquí en una de sus primeras entrevistas. Actualmente cuenta con más de 240mil seguidores en Instagram y a juzgar por sus recientes apariciones, promete estar en la luz pública por mucho tiempo. ¿Qué opinan de este giro en Playboy? Octubre 19/2017. #trendylatino #inesrau #playboy

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