Noor Tagouri Talks About That Playboy Interview
Newsy's Noor Tagouri is used to pushing boundaries. Her interview with Playboy brought backlash but also brought her message to a new audience.By Zach Toombs | September 30, 2016
"What better way to take back the narrative than on the frontlines of an industry or publication that's known to objectify women, and be like, 'OK. This is me. I'm doing this on my terms, wearing what I want, saying what I want and standing up for what I believe in,'" Newsy's Noor Tagouri said.
This Muslim-American woman isn't afraid to break the rules. Now, she's in the pages of Playboy. The magazine featured Tagouri in its "Renegades" issue. It's part of Playboy's "no-nudes" overhaul. The interview got a lot of attention (and some backlash).
"The audience for this magazine might be an audience that's not used to seeing women who look like you in those pages," Zach Toombs said. "That had to mean something. This is a different audience that maybe you can make an impression with."