Muslim-American journalist Noor Tagouri will appear in a spread in Playboy magazine's October issue wearing a hijab, a decision that is drawing both praise and criticism.
But it won't be the kind of spread that Playboy is famous for. Along with her hijab, or headscarf, Tagouri, who works as a reporter for Newsy - a video news network, wears a black leather jacket with jeans and sneakers.
The 22-year-old journalist was named one Playboy's 2016 Renegades, a series that focuses on men and women "who risked it all — even their lives — to do what they love." It's part of Playboy's no-nude efforts since it stopped publishing naked photographs last October.
Playboy describes Tagouri as "a badass activist with a passion for demanding change and asking the right questions, accompanied by beauty-ad-campaign looks."
Originally from West Virginia, Tagouri, who is of Libyan descent, aims to become the first "hijabi" anchor on commercial U.S. television. She says that her struggles as a Muslim woman growing up in the United States have helped her move ahead in her career.
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