Ines Rau was one of the first models who courageously admitted her transgender status and even displayed her true identity on various platforms. Enthusiastic readers of Playboy magazine would recognize her as “Playmate of the Month” for the November 2017 issue of the magazine. Among her other titles, she is the first openly transsexual Playmate. Ines Rau’s story is mostly told by other transgender people who have been inspired by her courageous steps towards their own identity. There is so much to know about the transgender model, and here you will read all about it.
Ines Rau Bio/Wiki
She was born as a boy on March 18, 1990, in Paris. The Algerian-born Ines Rau came from a Muslim family led by her Algerian father and her French-Moroccan mother. Raised as a boy, Rau felt more attracted to female things. Everyone around him noticed this, but no one knew that he would eventually decide to change sex. This continued until Rau decided to undergo sex-change surgery.
Her main source of inspiration was the life story of the transsexual model Caroline “Tula” Cossey. Ines was very inspired by this story, which gave her all the morals she needed to take the brave step. She was 16 years old when she was finally operated. The operation with the transition was successful and Rau began to live like a woman. However, she kept her transsexual identity secret and waited for the right time to reveal it.
Ines Rau began to explore the entertainment industry, which had always interested her. She started dancing for various DJs in Ibiza, Spain, and earned a lot of money doing it. After that, she also worked for other interest groups and made many contacts, among others with David Guetta, who became a friend of hers.
Ines Rau came out as a transgender in 2013, when she was 24 years old. It was a joy and relief for the model, who was more than ready to show herself to the world. After her proclamation, she posed nude for a French magazine, OOB with the American model Tyson Beckford. The following year she was featured in the A-Z issue of Playboy. She was to adorn the theme “Evolution”, with which the magazine emphasized the developing world and the fact that she has assumed other gender identities besides male and female.
Her popularity in the modeling industry grew rapidly, and she began working with various interest groups, including Alexis Bittar and Nicole Miller. Her face adorned the front pages of many well-known magazines, as she also modeled for various brands. In 2017, Ines Rau appeared in the November/December issue of Playboy magazine as Playmate of the Month, making her the first openly transgender model to take the title. Her Playboy appearance in 2014 also made her the second transgender ever reported by the magazine. The first was Caroline Cossey, her source of inspiration.
Other Facts About The Transgender Model
- Although Ines Rau was inspired by the life story of Caroline Cossey, the transition to womanhood at such a young age would not have been easy without the support of her parents. She had strong support from both parents, which only strengthened her determination to undergo the surgery.
- Since her transition from man to woman, Ines Rau has drenched herself in activism. She has told her stories on various platforms and has been involved in various campaigns for transgender rights.
- Rau’s love life has always been of great interest to the media and the public. Since her coming out, everyone wants to know who she is and how it feels to be with a transgender woman. The model simplifies this apparent mystery by reporting publicly about her love life. For her, it is also a form of campaign for more acceptance of people like her. Ines is in a relationship with Steve Nation, a model. The couple has been dating since 2015 and is still together. They often exchange pictures of themselves together on different social media platforms and let their fans enjoy their relationship.
- Another aspect of Rau’s life that always interests people is her body. It is hard to believe that Ines Rau was once a boy who was given her beautifully curved body. She stands at a height of 5ft 9in, which is quite appropriate for a woman and even better suits her profession. Her body statistics are given as proportional 33-23-33, with bust, waist, and hips each proportionally indicated.