Ines Rau is a French model, actress, and LGBTQ+ activist born on March 18, 1990, in Paris, France.
In 2017, she made history by becoming the first openly transgender Playmate of the Month for Playboy magazine.
This was a significant milestone for the LGBTQ+ community, as it marked a major step forward in the representation of transgender individuals in mainstream media.
Prior to her groundbreaking appearance in Playboy, Rau had already established herself as a successful model, having worked with major fashion brands such as Balmain and Hood by Air.
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She has also appeared in several music videos, including those of Kanye West and Diplo.
In addition to her modeling and acting work, Rau is a vocal advocate for LGBTQ+ rights.
She has spoken out about the importance of visibility and representation for transgender individuals, and has used her platform to raise awareness about issues affecting the community.
Ines Rau before and after
Rau is a transgender model who gained attention for being the first openly trans playmate.
Before her transition, she was assigned male at birth and had a desire to be a girl.
At the age of 16, she underwent gender reassignment surgery, inspired by the life story of model Caroline “Tula” Cossey.
After her transition, Rau became a prominent figure in the modeling industry, known for her unique beauty and Algerian heritage.