French Model Ines Rau Is Playboy’s First Transgender Playmate

(TIML NEWS) Playboy’s final issue of 2017 will make history by featuring its first transgender playmate.

Announced this week, model Ines Rau will be crowned with the honor others had in the past like Jennifer Jackson, Pamela Anderson and Marylin Monroe. The French model has seen plenty of wins in her blossoming career, such as a Balmain campaign, a spread in Vogue Italia and smiling with her eyes across the catwalk. Like the ones before her, the 26-year-old will pose nude as the November 2017 playmate.

“When I was doing this shoot, I was thinking of all those hard days in my childhood,” she said to the mag. “And now everything happening gives me so much joy and happiness. I thought, ‘Am I really going to be a Playmate—me?’ It’s the most beautiful compliment I’ve ever received. It’s like getting a giant bouquet of roses.”

“I lived a long time without saying I was transgender,” said about her life journey. “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.” Sound off below folks !!!!