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Playboy names its first ever transgender Playmate

Playboy names its first ever transgender Playmate

Ines Rau, Playboy's first transgender Playmate

Playboy Magazine makes history by naming its first ever transgender Playmate.

The publication featured other transgender people during its 64-year run, but never as an official Playmate. Now, French model Ines Rau takes that title.

The publication features Playmates in their monthly issues’ centerfold pictures.

Rau, 26, will appear in Playboy’s November/December issue.

‘I lived a long time without saying I was transgender,’ Rau opened up to Playboy.

She also spoke to the magazine about learning self-acceptance: ‘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.’

However, fashion isn’t the only thing she’s going after.

She also has a book deal and finished shooting a film. She added she wants to be an action star.

‘Being a woman doesn’t mean being extremely feminine all the time. Being a woman is just being a woman,’ she concluded.