- French model Ines Rau makes second appearance in the magazine
- It’s the first issue of Playboy since founder Hugh Hefner’s death last month
The November/December issue features the men magazine’s first openly transgender Playmate.
French model Ines Rau appears in a spread and the centerfold.
It’s her second appearance in the publication. Rau was featured in a special section of the May 2014 issue where she was photographed fully nude by Ryan McGinley for a spread titled “Evolution.”
The model is well-known among those who follow fashion since she has appeared on runways, in a Balmain campaign and in Vogue as well as other publications.
Playboy tweeted an image of Rau writing, “Standing on the right side of history.”
Cooper Hefner, Hugh’s son and an executive at the magazine, also tweeted a defense of the spread.
“We should collectively be fighting for a more open world, not one that promotes hatred and a lack of acceptance,” he wrote.