Teyana Taylor graces the cover of Playboy for this September/October issue. The singer, model, dancer, and entrepreneur takes center stage as she fearlessly directs her very first Playboy photo shoot.
Cover Story: Taylor shares a glimpse into her life as she opens up about touring with Jeremih, opening up a nail salon in her native Harlem, collaborating with brands, starring in the Netflix film, “The After Party,” the BET series, “Hit the Floor,” and the movie, “The Trap.” And of course, Teyana talks about her long-overdue sophomore album, “K.T.S.E.” (Keep That Same Energy), produced by Kanye West.
September 2018 Playmate: Down-to-earth, Kirby Griffin talks her Georgia-roots, moving to LA, career and more.
October 2018 Playmate: Latvian beauty, Olga de Mar tells us about passions, trotting the globe for work, and fitness.
Homecoming Pictorial: Just in time — as collegiates head back to school, Playboy features five undergraduates from around the country.
Playboy Interview: A candid conversation with the star of screen and stage, Michael Shannon, whose empathy leads Oscar-worthy performances but stops at the gates of the White House; he talks career, politics, the power of art, and more.
This September/October issue also features an original, exclusive to Playboy six-page comic Kick-Ass: Vices, written by Rob Williams and features the new Kick-Ass, Patience; 20Q with Sofia Boutella; a profile with investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald; Let’s Play with lingerie couturier Yeha Leung; and more on politics, sex and culture.
Other notable features include: The award-winning short story, Madrigal by John Wray, that’s only ever been published in German; an original short fiction by Hernan Diaz titled 1,111 Emblems, who this year was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize as well as the PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction; Playboy’s Heritage stories and more.
Teyana Taylor photographed by Ben Watts.
September Playmate Kirby Griffin photographed by Ali Mitton.
October Playmate Olga de Mar photographed by Ana Dias.