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Playboy features first transgender ‘playmate’

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Playboy has featured its first transgender ‘playmate’,a first in the magazine’s 64-year history, centrefold in its November issue, a move which the model hopes will pave the way for “all women, trans or otherwise, in fashion and other sectors”.

Ines Rau, a French fashion model who was featured nude in a 2014 issue of Playboy, is the first transgender model to appear as a centrefold in the magazine’s 64-year history.

Ines Rau poses fully nude in the November/December 2017 issue, which is also the first to hit newsstands following the death of the magazine’s founder, Hugh Hefner.

“Every woman’s beauty deserves to be celebrated,” the 26-year old said.

“No-one deserves to be a woman more than those (trans women) who routinely suffer abuse and are treated like they’re less than nothing.”

Ines Rau, who has previously worked with the Balmain fashion house and Vogue Italia, said Playboy founder Hugh Hefner had personally chosen her to be the magazine’s first transgender playmate before he died at the age of 91 in September.

Playboy first featured a transgender model in 1991.

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DPM Pokharel gets responsibility of Officiating PM

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KATHMANDU — Ahead of his visit to the People’s Republic of China, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has given the responsibility of the Officiating PM to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Ishwar Pokharel.

PM Oli, who is also the chairman of Nepal Communist Party (CPN), is leaving here for China today.

Similarly, Oli has appointed party’s senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal as the officiating chairman of CPN, according to CPN central committee member Bishnu Rijal. Currently, another chairman of CPN Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ is out of the country.

Likewise, deputy parliamentary party leader of CPN Subas Chandra Nembang has got the responsibility of officiating parliamentary party leader in the absence of parliamentary party leader and PM Oli.

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