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Playboy has named French model Ines Rau as the face of its upcoming 2017 November/December issue—it’s the publication’s first transgender Playmate in its 64-year history.
Ines Rau is the first transgender model to be officially named a Playmate, although she isn’t the first transgender model to appear in the publication.
The French model first appeared in the magazine in 2014 for a special edition photo spread she credits as her official coming-out moment, and leading to her getting signed as a professional model.
“I lived a long time without saying I was transgender,” the 26-year-old model told Playboy. “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.”
Rau first broke out on the scene as a dancer for DJs before pursuing a modeling career that has now shifted to encompass film and television work. Some of her latest work includes appearances in Vogue, W magazine, and walking the runway for Balmain’s 2017 Fall/Winter show, according to her profile on Model.com.
The Parisian will be a part of the publication’s final magazine of the year that will include a 100-plus page tribute to the late Hugh Hefner.
Danielle Ransom is a journalist who has worked as a researcher for CNN, NBC's KXAN-TV, CBS' KEYE-TV.