Playboy Magazine’s May/June 2018 Issue


Playboy reveals Nina Daniele as the 2018 Playmate of the Year (PMOY). Shot by world-renowned fashion photographer Jennifer Stenglein, Nina’s 11-page PMOY pictorial breathes new life into an iconic Playboy character, the Femlin, created by Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and illustrated by artist Leroy Neiman. This marks 55 years since the Femlin’s very first pictorial dating back to May 1963 entitled “The Femlin Comes to Life.”

Additionally, with another Playboy first, the May/June 2018 issue features a new slogan published on the cover, signaling a progression of the philosophy that underpins the globally recognized American brand —a switch from “Entertainment for Men,” to “Entertainment for All.”

2018 Playmate of the Year: Nina Daniele made her debut in Playboy’s March/April 2017 issue as the April Playmate of the Month when nudity was reintroduced into the pages of Playboy with the slogan, #NakedIsNormal. In honor of Nina’s new title — and in celebration of her personal life story— Playboy connected her with Joyce Nizzari, December 1958 Playmate. Both from the Bronx with a unique bond they didn’t know they had, Joyce interviewed Nina on what it means to be a part of Playboy’s legacy and how true sex appeal is defined in 2018.

Playboy Interview: A candid conversation with Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood on holding one of the most controversial jobs in America, the battles she’ll face once she steps down, and much more.

May 2018 Playmate: Shauna Sexton, full-time veterinary technician talks saving animals lives, modeling, working out and more.

June 2018 Playmate: California-native, Cassandra Dawn shows us that summer is a state of mind by her positive outlook, and her stunning photos. She talks growing up, how she got into modeling and enjoying life.

This May/June 2018 issue also includes profiles and interviews with notables, including musicians: Portugal. The Man, Jorja Smith, Leon Bridges, Zane Lowe, and G-Eazy; 20Q with comedian Jim Jeffries; a celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Playboy Jazz Festival; and two fiction installments featuring Unlawful Entry by Chuck Palahniuk and Between the Records by Julian Tepper.

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Nina Daniele photographed by Jennifer Stenglein
Shauna Sexton photographed by Dove Shore
Cassandra Dawn photographed by Kyle Delue