Ever since she was little, Ines Rau always wanted to be a girl. That she’d grow up to be one of the most beautiful girls in world hadn’t even occurred to her. After conferring with her family and friends, at sweet 16 the French born, New York based beauty underwent gender reassignment surgery and has never looked back. In 2013, she made history as the first transgender model ever to grace the pages of iconic adult magazine Playboy. Shot in the nude for The Art Issue, in which she represented E for Evolution, it was the first time Ines had presented her female body to the world.
The pictures were sensational and quickly drew the attention of Marilyn Agency, who signed her on the spot. Since then, Ines has bagged campaigns for Alexis Bittar and Barneys (for which she was shot by Bruce Weber alongside 16 other trans creatives), walked for Nicole Miller, and starred in a particularly racy shoot with modelling hunk Tyson Beckford for OOB magazine. Shot in black and white, the images were so explicit that Instagram deactivated her account three times, whenever she tried to post it.
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