For the first time since Caroline Cossey accomplished it in 1991, we will have an openly trans model doing a Playboy spread.
We saw Ines Rau raise more than a few eyebrows with the steamy photo shoot she did back in November with model Tyson Beckford. Now she’s appearing in the May 2014 issue of the US version of Playboy.
In case you’re wondering who is Ines Rau, she’s a 24 year old Parisian born model based in New York who transitioned at age 16 and was discovered by modelling scouts in Paris.
Her career has been exploding lately and after reading Caroline ‘Tula’ Cossey’s book I Am Woman twice decided to come out as trans. Now she’s following in Caroline’s pumps and posing for Playboy.
Playboy actively looked for several months to find a trans model to fit the parameters they were looking for before they found Ines.
That May issue is on your local newsstand now