Once famous for bunnies and soft porn, Playboy Magazine is trying its best to revamp itself to appeal to the larger masses. For the first time since, the magazine is featuring a Muslim woman wearing a hijab.
American journalist Noor Tagouri appears in the magazine’s October “Renegades” edition, a series that focuses on men and women “who risked it all to do what they love.”
The 22-year-old journalist works as a reporter for Newsy, a video news network. She is featured wearing a black leather jacket, jeans, sneakers and a hijab, or headscarf, in the publication that describes her as “a badass activist.”
Tagouri, is of Libyan descent and aims to become the first “hijabi” anchor on commercial US television. She says her struggles as a Muslim woman growing up in the United States have helped her move ahead in her career.
Tagouri, who has a social media following of more than 100,000, first gained attention after launching the viral #LetNoorShine campaign in 2012.