Ines Rau is a French model and was Playboy magazine's Playmate of the Month for November 2017. Though she is not the first transgender Playmate of the month she is the first openly transgender Playmate. Inspired by English model Caroline "Tula" Cossey, Rau underwent sex reassignment surgery at the age of 16.
After turning 18, Rau started dancing for DJs in Ibiza where she befriended David Guetta. In her early 20s she posed nude with Tyson Beckford for a spread in OOB. Her first appearance in Playboy was in May of 2014 for the "A-Z issue" and was then chosen to appear as Playmate of the Month in 2017. Her magazine appearances launched her into modelling for Nicole Miller, Alexis Bittar and Barneys New York.
After coming out, Rau became an advocate for transgender rights. In 2016, she appeared on the TF1 news format Sept à Huit on an episode focused on her life.