French Model Ines Rau Is Playboy’s First Transgender Playmate, YAS!
Playboy has made history in the upcoming November/December 2017 issue with introducing readers to the first openly transgender Playmate with a pictorial and centerfold.
26-year-old French high-fashion model Ines Rau dons a white bra and matching lace panties for the spread, and is surely one of the hottest thing to ever grace the magazine.
“When I was doing this shoot, I was thinking of all those hard days in my childhood,” she said in the interview. “And now everything happening gives me so much joy and happiness. I thought, ‘Am I really going to be a Playmate—me?’ It’s the most beautiful compliment I’ve ever received. It’s like getting a giant bouquet of roses.”
Ines has been on runways and appeared in Vogue Italia.
“I lived a long time without saying I was transgender,” the self-described hippie explained. “I dated a lot and almost forgot. I was scared of never finding a boyfriend and being seen as weird. Then I was like, You know, you should just be who you are. It’s a salvation to speak the truth about yourself, whether it’s your gender, sexuality, whatever. The people who reject you aren’t worth it. It’s not about being loved by others; it’s about loving yourself.”
Meet your November 2017 Playmate, @supa_ines. “Nudity shouldn’t be taboo. Nudity means a lot to me, since I went through a transition to get where I want to be. Nudity is a celebration of the human being without all the excess. It’s not about sexuality but the beauty of the human body, whether male or female.” 📷 by @derekkettela