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What Happened to Playboy’s First Black Cover Girl?

She was destined to become a supermodel but bad timing and a series of misfortunes thwarted what could have been

An October 1971 Playboy cover featuring Darine Stern. She is nude and a white Playboy logo covers her body.

FFor the October 16, 2009, issue of Playboy, Marge Simpson was the cover girl as a way to commemorate The Simpsons’ 20th anniversary. While naked, Margie is sitting behind a chair in the shape…



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Morgan Jerkins

Morgan Jerkins is the Senior Editor at ZORA and a New York Times bestselling author. Her debut novel, “Caul Baby,” will be published by Harper in April 2021.