Sad news about Hugh Hefner. The man was a legend and a genius. Love him or hate him, he started the nudie magazine industry and then others followed such as: Penthouse, Hustler and the list goes on and on.
Hugh Hefner founded Playboy in 1953 with Marilyn Monroe gracing the cover first. Since then Playboy got bigger and bigger; the magazine became even more famous. Hugh turned Playboy into a huge empire. Playboy was a giant and iconic; the magazine entertained men and even women all across the country. People over the years either looked at Playboy for either the nude pictorials or just the articles alone or both.
Admittedly, I used to look at Playboy over the years of my life. I started looking at the magazine underage ’cause I was curious of what a naked woman looked like. I would think that’s how most men first discovered naked women was ’cause of Playboy. A lot of men claim they don’t look at Playboy for the pics; they look at it to read the articles, but you know that’s a lie most of the time. When you were a kid, you probably snuck Playboy magazines in your bedroom to hide between the mattresses of your bed so your parents won’t find ’em, admit it now, right? LOL I looked at Playboy for a pretty long time but as I got older, I decided to stop buying nudie magazines completely ’cause I decided to grow up.
While Playboy is mostly famous for its monthly nude pictorials with the centerfold poster in the middle of the magazine, the magazine featured a lot of celebrities over the years. It also featured WWE Divas like Sable, Chyna, Torrie Wilson, Candice Michelle, Maria Kanellis and others.
I stopped caring about Playboy a long time ago but its legacy can’t be denied. Playboy is everywhere. The magazine certainly won’t be the same without him.
Hefner may have had multiple girlfriends which were mostly Playboy models he dated over the years, but he was still a legend. Love him or hate him, he was a part of all of our lives. Sad loss. 2017 did it again. RIP Hef and thank you. Admittedly, Hef was a hero to me too.