No Lo­han for SA Play­boy

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HOL­LY­WOOD celebrity Lind­say Lo­han will not grace the cover of South Africa’s Jan­uary Play­boy edi­tion, de­spite her pop­u­lar Amer­i­can is­sue, the mag­a­zine said yes­ter­day.

“We have opted for a very dif­fer­ent cover op­tion for our Jan­uary-fe­bru­ary edi­tion, and iron­i­cally, some­one that is much big­ger than Lo­han,” said SA editor- in- chief, Charl du Plessis, with­out re­veal­ing who it was. But he added that her re­place­ment for the Jan­uaryFe­bru­ary dou­ble is­sue was an “in­ter­na­tional cover model”.

Twenty pages in the mag­a­zine, out on Jan­uary 16, would also pay trib­ute to this model’s “best- seller” cov­ers for the mag­a­zine in the past. Her lat­est shoot had taken place in Italy.

“We have no doubt it will be­come our best-sell­ing cover since our launch.”

Last week, Play­boy founder, Hugh Hefner, tweeted that the Lo­han is­sue in Amer­ica was “break­ing sales records”.

Lo­han, 25, was paid one mil­lion dol­lars for the retro-style shoot in which she is made up to re­sem­ble Mar­i­lyn Mon­roe.

Lo­han is no­to­ri­ous for her bat­tle with drugs and al­co­hol.

Du Plessis said dis­tri­bu­tion, cir­cu­la­tion and pay­ment is­sues, as well as the smaller SA mar­ket, con­trib­uted to the de­ci­sion not to use Lo­han as the cover star. – Sapa

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