Kate Moss To Pose For ‘Playboy’ 60th Anniversary Cover

Kate Moss will celebrate her 40th birthday by posing on the cover of Playboy‘s 60th anniversary cover.

The issue hits newsstands in December; Moss turns 40 January 16.

Hairdresser Oribe Canales said that the supermodel would be posing topless on the cover in June, but nothing was confirmed at that point.

Editorial director Jimmy Jellinek confirmed Moss’ involvement to the Los Angeles Times Tuesday.

“This is a massive global brand. You need a global icon in order to celebrate that – that was the impetus,” he said. “You’re talking about the face of Burberry, the biggest supermodel in the world on the cover of Playboy. She’s the perfect partner for us to help launch the next 60 years.”

Jellinek added, “This creates a heat for the brand globally. It started with Marilyn Monroe on the cover of Playboy 60 years ago, an icon for her time. Now we’ve got Kate Moss!”

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner was also enthusiastic about Kate Moss posing on the cover of the men’s magazine.

“She’s a worldwide celebrity, is iconic, and crosses the boundaries from sexual imagery to upscale modeling,” he said. “It’s a natural for us.”

Hefner founded Playboy in 1953, funding the magazine with a $1,000 loan from his mother. He released the first issue in December of that year, with Marilyn Monroe on the cover and as a centerfold. The company was worth $84 million in 2009 (down from $1 billion in 2000), and in January 2011, publisher Playboy Enterprises agreed to an offer from Hefner to take the company private for $6.15 per share. The buyout was completed in March 2011.

Marilyn Monroe on first Playboy cover

In 2012, Kate Moss came in second on Forbes top-earning models list, and was estimated to have earned $9.2 million in one year. Earlier this year, Moss posed nude as the new representative for St. Tropez self-tanner. The 39-year-old confessed that she has been self-tanning since she was a teenager.

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