Friday 24 February 2017

Playboy features woman wearing hijab for first time

Playboy's October magazine features a woman wearing a hijab
Playboy's October magazine features a woman wearing a hijab

Playboy has featured a woman wearing a hijab for the first time.

The magazine's October issue includes an interview with 22-year-old journalist Noor Tagouri, who is a reporter for online news outlet Newsy.

The accompanying photo shows a fully-clothed Ms Tagouri wearing the traditional Muslim head scarf in front of a red, white and blue backdrop.

Playboy stopped publishing nude photos earlier this year.

Ms Tagouri said the hijab has helped her create trust with her interview subjects as a reporter.

She said as a Muslim woman, she knows "what it's like to be misrepresented in the media".

Ms Tagouri aspires to become the first anchor wearing a hijab on a commercial TV station in the US.

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