Social media star Bretman Rock is on the cover of Playboy‘s digital magazine.
He’s the first openly gay man to wear the bunny suit for the cover. Playboy says Rock isn’t the first man to appear on the magazine cover, he is the first who openly identifies as part of the LGBTQ community and the first male to don the full suit.
Bad Bunny was previously been featured on its cover and Ezra Miller also appeared in bunny ears for his feature with the magazine.
“I’m a @playboy bunny 🐰 DUHHHHHH.”
Out actor Kevin McHale had a one word response to the news…
Rock told the magazine,
“Just for Playboy to have a male on the cover is a huge deal for the LGBT community, for my brown people community, it’s surreal.
Like ‘is this even fucking happening right now?’ type of vibe. And I’m so pretty. So yeah, everything happens for a reason and it proves that I’m a big ass witch. Weird flex but okay.”
Rock said that gracing the cover of Playboy has always been a goal,
“This dates back to when my manager sat me down and asked, ‘what do you want to do?’
I jokingly said ‘Playboy’ because I didn’t think it was possible. It… proves to myself that I can do anything I put my mind to,” said Rock. “And it’s crazy that Playboy believes in that as well and believes in me.
It means the world to me.”
Despite a fanbase of over 13 million TikTok followers and nearly 9 million YouTube subscribers, Rock said he likes to keep his personal life drama-free by staying
“the fuck out of L.A…
I really do feel like there’s only a couple of people who are grounded and know how to be a human being. So often, I go to L.A. and I feel like I’m hanging out with robots. And all they do is sit around and talk about other people. I could run my mouth, but at the same time, if that’s all we’re doing is talking about other people, it’s not cute!
When I’m in L.A, I literally clock in and I clock the fuck out… I’m never there for fun or for pleasure.”
Rock said his dreams of superstardom now extend beyond himself.
“It’s become everybody’s dream for me.
Everybody’s rooting for me. And it just really taught me to be so much more grateful for what I do.”
Check out Playboy, the interview and more pics here.
(Photos, Brian Ziff, Playboy; via People)