Playboy’s first TG Playmate!

Playboy’s first TG Playmate!

Los Angeles: French model Ines Rau has become the first transgender model to become a Playboy playmate.

Rau appears in a pictorial and centrefold in Playboy’s November/December issue, which pays tribute to its founder, Hugh Hefner, who died last month.

The model previously posed in Playboy’s May 2014 “A-Z” issue, starring in a spread called “Evolution,” which examined the acceptance of gender beyond the male-female binary, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Lau, 26, said it took her a lot of time to accept her gender identity publicly.

“I lived a long time without saying I was transgender. 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,” she told Playboy.

While Rau became the first transgender playmate, the magazine had featured Carline ‘Tula’ Cossey in 1981. A British tabloid later revealed that she was born a man.

Cossey, who also played a Bond girl in “For Your Eyes Only”, posed again for Playboy in 1991.

3 Responses to "Playboy’s first TG Playmate!"

  1. Neha BMC -2   December 10, 2017 at 10:46 am

    Great to hear this. They are also belongs to humanity and have equal rights like we have. If we all are humans why we always forget humanity towards them? They should also be treated equally.

  2. Archi   December 5, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    People all over the world have started giving equal rights to transgenders. And here, in India, women are still fighting to be treated with respect and equality.
    Funny but true.

  3. Nihal kumar dutta   November 24, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Yes,we know that society generally do not accept the LGBT group . Transgenders are always discriminated in evey aspect . Society treat them as if they are criminals . They are also human being ,they have also the right lo live like other does .