I had shot Rachelle a few months ago for Playboy’s Special Editions and I remember having a hunch on her getting a cover. It wasn’t commissioned as such, but I knew she was strong enough to earn it.

Playboy Cover - Rachelle Wilde : photo by paulbuceta.com make up and hair by valeria nova.com

Last night I was out with a few friends when I stumbled upon it on newsstands. It’s a very strong cover and she has a great connection with the viewer. I’m very proud of this cover. Now, as if the cover wasn’t good enough… the spread inside the magazine is even more spectacular! Rachelle certainly earned her place amongst the immortalized Playboy cover models.

I knew well enough then, that I bought the lingerie and the necklace (which broke at the end of the shoot).

Why?

Lets just say that I see big things coming for Rachelle and I know the original outfit and necklace worn on her first Playboy cover is worth a lot to a collector such as myself.

I plan to put it, along with a signed copy by her and myself, in a showcase for display in the studio.

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