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French model is first transgender Playmate

Men's magazine Playboy has featured its first transgender Playmate centrefold in its November issue, a move the model hopes will pave the way for "all women - trans or otherwise".

Ines Rau, a French model who was featured nude in a 2014 issue of Playboy and has worked with Balmain and Vogue Italia, is the first transgender model to appear as a centrefold in the magazine's 64-year history.

"Every woman's beauty deserves to be celebrated," Rau, 26, said. "No one deserves to be a woman more than (transwomen) who routinely suffer abuse and are treated like they are less than nothing." - REUTERS

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