Bretman Rock poses as a Playboy bunny in history-making journal cowl

Sporting the enduring Playboy bunny outfit — heels, black tights, a bow-tie and lingerie topped with bunny ears — social media influencer Bretman Rock has turn into the primary homosexual man to grace the duvet of Playboy Journal.

Since rising to fame from his make-up tutorials on YouTube, Playboy’s October digital cowl star has launched a magnificence line, starred in his personal MTV actuality present and amassed an viewers of greater than 17 million Instagram followers. Concurrently, Rock has turn into an outspoken advocate for the LGBTQ group.

Bretman Rock has turn into the primary homosexual man to grace the duvet of Playboy journal. (Playboy)

In a Twitter put up, Playboy, which was based in 1953 and transitioned to digital-only content material final yr, shared a quote from Rock noting the historic nature of his cowl shoot.

“For Playboy to have a male on the duvet is a big deal for the LGBT group, for my brown folks group and it’s all so surreal,” Rock, who’s Filipino American, stated. “A complete ‘is that this even f——- taking place proper now?’ sort of vibe. And I’m so fairly.”

Rock is the third man to look solo on the duvet of the cult-fave publication — identified for its high-gloss nude images of girls — following the journal’s founder, Hugh Hefner, and the musician Unhealthy Bunny, who appeared on Playboy’s digital cowl in 2020.

The social media star’s historic look on Playboy’s cowl additionally marks the most recent occasion of the journal breaking obstacles for the LGBTQ group.

Final yr, fellow magnificence influencer Victoria Volkova turned the primary transgender girl to look on the duvet of Playboy Mexico. Volkova adopted different trans girls to look in varied editions of the publication, together with Roberta Shut, Caroline “Tula” Cossey, Giuliana Farfalla and Geena Rocero. In November 2017, the French mannequin Ines Rau turned the primary brazenly trans Playboy Playmate.

Anthony Allen Ramos, LGBTQ advocacy group GLAAD’s head of expertise, praised Playboy’s inclusion of Rock on its cowl, calling it a ”highly effective step ahead within the ongoing motion in direction of larger variety and inclusion in trend and modeling.”

Rock has beforehand informed NBC Information that he hopes his fame will present LGBTQ folks with larger illustration within the media, which he stated he lacked rising up.

“I didn’t actually see anybody like me on TV,” he stated in an interview in February. “I actually don’t even keep in mind seeing any, like, homosexual Filipinos on TV till I began watching ‘Drag Race’ and noticed Manila [Luzon], and I used to be like, ‘Oh, my God! You appear like me.’”

Apart from showing on-screen in his actuality present, which aired earlier this yr, Rock starred within the fourth season of YouTube Premium’s sequence “Escape The Night time,” taking part in the position of “The Playboy.”

Rock celebrated his cowl look in a tweet, jokingly writing: “I’m a Playboy bunny DUHHHHHH.”

Playboy beforehand partnered with Rock in June, collectively promoting limited-edition T-shirts for Pleasure month.

The journal shall be releasing extra photos and video content material accompanied by an interview of Rock later this month.

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