Johannesburg - Playboy South Africa
has replaced well-known local model Candice Boucher on its August cover with Lizzy Jagger, the beautiful offspring of Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall.
Readers have been begging Playboy South Africa to run a series of photos that Boucher had taken for the US edition in 2010. Some of the photos have been widely available on the web.
When Playboy opted for a very local theme for the August edition, the Boucher shoot, done in the African wild, seemed like the obvious choice.'We respect her choice'
As a matter of courtesy, Playboy notified Boucher via her agent and supplied them with copies of a very conservative cover concept, showing only her face, and the very sophisticated photo essay.
Boucher's agent responded that she would not want these pictures published in South Africa as they would not suit her local image. Playboy decided to respect Boucher's wishes, which offered the opportunity to present its readers with a stunning alternative in Lizzy Jagger.PHOTOS: Candice goes nearly-nude in Cannes
"It says a lot about how far we have to go towards calling ourselves a mature society when a model of Boucher's stature feels comfortable posing internationally for a very tasteful shoot of this nature, but gets put under pressure locally by sections of our society," commented Editor-in-Chief, Charl du Plessis.
"We respect her choice, as we do with all of the women we work with, and are happy that our readers will not be disappointed with a bumper August edition that carries all the traditional Playboy hallmarks. Playboy is, after all, and has been for 57 years, far more than just a pretty face."