Playboy Is Different Without Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner hasn’t been dead a month and already Playboy is doing things differently.

First off, there’s a man on the cover of Playboy. Sure, it’s Hefner himself. But he’s still a man. They tried this magazine. It was called Playgirl and it’s either dead or so unimportant that it may as well be dead.

The good news is that there’s no nude spread of Hefner inside the magazine. At least, I don’t think there is. And I’m not willing to risk my eyesight to find out.

However, this is a spread of model Ines Rau. She’s French, she’s brunette, and she’s transgender. She’s the first-ever transgender Playmate and she probably won’t be the last. In fact, this isn’t even the first time she’s appeared in Playboy. She was featured in the 2014 issue titled “A-Z.” She was the letter E for Evolution and talked about humanity accepting gender identities.

In this issue, Rau talks about accepting herself being transgender and how she doesn’t let negativity drag her down. She sounds very inspirational and I admire that, but let’s be honest, we’re talking about Playboy here. No one reads the articles. So, let me help you out:

“People have said that being transgender goes against the laws of nature, but they’re the same people who aren’t doing anything to help nature. If I want to get a sex change, it’s between myself and my body. I could hide it, but I don’t, because I respect people.”

“I’m an advocate for anyone who is scared to be who they really are because they fear being judged or rejected. They should be empowered by their differences and not be who society tells them to be. … The advice I have for girls is to chill. Don’t pressure yourself. Embrace yourself and be proud of who you are with your imperfections. It’s all in the mind, you know?”

There, I just gave you the true Playboy experience.

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