Is anybody keeping count of how many magazine covers Bretman Rock did this year? Because TBH, we’ve lost track and we ain’t mad!
Nobody can argue that it’s Bretman Rock’s year. (See: his Twitter handle.) Probably his fifth cover this year alongside NYLON Manila, Teen Vogue, Kong, and Perfect Magazine, Bretman is front and center of Playboy Magazine. It’s always been one of his goals to be a Playboy bunny, even wearing the playmate suit in the one of past the episodes of his MTV reality show. In case you still don’t have a Halloween costume, here’s one that’s easy to do.
We can only imagine how Bretman’s feeling at this very moment. “For Playboy to have a male on the cover is a huge deal for the LGBT community, for my brown people community and it’s all so surreal. A total ‘is this even f*cking happening right now?’ type of vibe. And I’m so pretty,” he shares. Bretman has always kept representation at the top of his mind and his recent cover with Playboy is no exception. He isn’t the first ever Filipino who modeled for the magazine though. Actress Tetchie Agbayani was the cover of the German edition in 1982 and Fil-Am model Pia Reyes was on the centerfold in 1988.
Perhaps you can recall how he struggled to hold his tears back upon announcing his NYLON Manila cover by saying that it was his “love letter to all of the gay and queer Filipino kids out there.” Even up to this magazine cover this year with Playboy, Bretman Rock is consistent, reppin’ harder and louder than ever. We only stan Da Baddest. Where else are we seeing him next? Fashion week? Reality shows? Red carpet events? Whatever the deal may be, we will definitely be watching him dominate.