Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. For other uses, see Playgirl disambiguation. Views Read Edit View history. In a February interview with the Associated Press, Playgirl spokesman Daniel Nardico stated that he considers the magazine appealing to both men and women, although the audience is predominantly male. The magazine is mainly marketed to heterosexual women. During the decline of magazine readership, executives boldly decided to use unknown Swedish model Markus Idstam; also known as The Bull to the underground leather industry, for its cover. Besides Shafer, other gay models to appear in the magazine included Scott Merritt, Playgirl's 30th-anniversary centerfold, who revealed in the August 19, issue of The Advocate that he is gay.
Chloe. Age: 21.
Dirk Shafer , one of the gay men featured, later produced a comic mockumentary titled Man of the Year , in which he discusses balancing being gay with working as a sex symbol.
Charlize. Age: 23.
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This article is about the adult magazine. The magazine returned to print as a sometime quarterly beginning with its March issue. Archived from the original on 4 March Archived from the original on 16 September Despite this, in , Playgirl's then-editor-in-chief Michele Zipp admitted the magazine also attracted much gay readership. The magazine was founded in  by Douglas Lambert during the height of the feminist movement as a response to erotic men's magazines such as Playboy and Penthouse that featured similar photos of women.