In a nod to its 63-year history, PLAYBOY reintroduces its beloved character Mr. Playboy for the cover of its January/February 2017 double issue. Mr. Playboy has graced numerous covers in the brand’s history and most notably, almost every January issue from 1954 to 1977 featuring the “Playmate Review”. For the first magazine cover of 2017, PLAYBOY recreated one of Hef’s favorite covers (January 1968), updated with select photos of the 2016 Playmates. As one of the most popular images from the World of Playboy, this won’t be the last you see of Mr. Playboy!
The January/February issue of PLAYBOY celebrates the 12 beauties who appeared in the magazine pages this year in its annual 2016 Playmate Review. 2016 Playmate of the Year Eugena Washington will hand over the title to her successor in May after readers cast their vote at playboy.com/pmoy2017.
Other highlights from the new issue includes an interview with Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey who chronicles the evolution of “The McConaissance”. McConaughey’s story-telling in an 8-page interview reveals details about his childhood and wildly rebellious father who ultimately inspired McConaughey’s role in Gold, his upcoming crime adventure film with its first release on December 25. From sex, smoking marijuana, being under his wife’s spell of true love, and having been introduced to beautiful women by reading PLAYBOY as a young boy, McConaughey proves he’s the Paul Newman of the new generation.