Throw Back Thursday Nudity Edition: Zheng Jia Yu (1996)

by Lola Byrd on May 11, 2017

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Is Playboy the one truly international brand? I swear every country has their very own version of the skin mag. According to Wiki, they might not be in EVERY country, but they’ve definitely got a good hold on most of the world.

Countries that have their own edition, not counting the States, are as follows: Mongolia (2012–), Thailand (2012–), Philippines (2008–)South Africa (1993–1996, 2011–2013)Venezuela (2006–), Argentina (1985–1995, 2006–), Brazil (1975–), Colombia (2008–), Mexico (1976–1998, 2002–), Austria (2012–) (only special issues from time to time), Bulgaria (2002–), Croatia (1997–), Czech Republic (1991–), Estonia (2007–)Germany (1972–)Greece (1985–), Hungary (1989–1993, 1999–), Israel (2013–)Italy (1972–2003, 2008–)Latvia (2010–)Lithuania (2008–), Macedonia (2010– )Moldova (2012–)Netherlands (1983–), Poland (1992–)Portugal (2009, 2012–)Romania (1999–), Russia (1995–), Serbia (2004–)Slovakia (1997–2002, 2005–), Slovenia (2001–), Spain (1978–), and the Ukraine (2005–).

And here’s a handful of countries that used to have their own edition of Playboy: Indonesia (2006–2007)Singapore, Hong Kong (1986–1993), Taiwan (1990–2003), Japan (1975–2009), Georgia (country) (2007–2009)Norway (1998–1999), Sweden (1998–1999), Turkey (1986–1995), France (1973–2011), and Australia (1979–2000).

As you can see, Taiwan used to have their own edition in the ’90s, but it folded in 2003. Too bad, because as far as I can tell from this photoshoot, they did pretty well. Although, for a Taiwanese edition it does come off as rather American.

To be honest, the model Zheng Jia Yu kind of comes off as the “diversity” cast member from Beverly Hills 90210, except Berverly Hills 90210 didn’t have a “diversity” character.

Unless you count Andrea (far left) who was Jewish and therefore “other.”

That show was the whitest show of all the shows. The characters also spent a lot of time in a diner that had that ’50s vibe and rode around in convertibles. Basically, I’m saying this photoshoot was taken inside a Taiwanese Peach Pit. You’ve seen the show, you know what I’m talking about.

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Via scanof.net – Follow Lola Byrd on Twitter @misslolabyrd

  • Zach Becvar

    I got a chuckle out of the fact that you made sure to label Georgia as the separate country and the giant brick phone in number 20.

    • I wish I could take credit for Georgia (the country), but I pretty much just copied what was written in Wikipedia.

  • I bet there are more Mcdonalds than Playboys. Now I want a big mac and some nuggets. And a crispy chicken sandwich. And a cheesebrger. And a mcrib. And fries. And a shake. That’ll do it. Maybe a quarter pounder.

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