Who is Ines Rau: Get to know Kylian Mbappe’s new girlfriend

Who is Ines Rau: Get to know Kylian Mbappe’s new girlfriend

Babu Tendu
updated at August 29, 2023 at 3:32 PM

Ines-Loan Rau, born in 1990 in Paris, France, is a French model who was Playboy Magazine's Playmate of the month for November 2017. The model of Algerian descent was the first playmate who openly proclaimed that she was transgender.

Who is Ines Rau
The post talks about the trending girlfriend of football star, Kylian Mbappe. Ines Rau is one of the most famous transgender people. Photo by Pascal Le Segretain. (Modified by author).
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Ines-Loan Rau has been an active activist, campaigning for the transgender community's rights. Her coming out has, however, not prevented her from having a normal dating life.

Profile summary




Ines-Loan Rau



Sexual orientation

Transgender (Gay)




Paris, France


March 18, 1990

Zodiac sign







5 feet 10 inches


55 kg

Hair colour

Dark brown

Eye colour

Dark brown

Skin complexion


Body build



Model, activist, actress

Net worth

$1.5 million

Marital status

Not married


Paris, France

Social media

Instagram, Facebook

Ines Rau

She is a renowned model in France who became the first transgender model to appear on the cover of Playboy Magazine. She made her first debut in Playboy in 2014, where she posed for a section titled Evolution.

Ines Rau's biography

The French model of Algerian descent was born in Paris, France, on March 18, 1990. She was a male child when she was born, but at 16, inspired by the English transgender model Caroline "Tula" Cossey, she transitioned and underwent physical reassignment.

She then lived as a woman but only came out as a transgender person when she was 24 years old, which is what she said in one of her interviews.

"I went a long time without saying anything about being transgender. I dated a lot and almost forgot about it. I was also afraid of never finding a boyfriend and being perceived as odd, but then I thought, you should just be yourself."

Among her previous known dates is Staiv Gentis. Details about her early life remain a mystery, except that her father has African roots while her mother, the French roots.

Ines Rau and Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe is also another celebrity whose personal life is not always all over the internet. Still, a photo of him and Rau at the Cannes Film Festival raised many questions about whether the two were in a relationship.

After the duo not reacting to any of the rumours, it is now no longer a secret that the two are in a relationship, especially after an image of him lifting Ines on a yacht published by the Italian press the attention of most of the netizens.

This follows the break-up of the Paris Saint Germain French striker's break up with his French actress girlfriend, Emma Hallyday Smet. According to Gazetta, the Paris Saint Germain forward striker, whose transfer to Real Madrid was prevented, was flirtatious with a particular Italian journalist. Still, since there was no evidence or word from the duo, the reason for their break-up remains mysterious.

Mbappé began his career with AS Bondy, where his father, Wilfried, coached him. Antonio Riccardi, another of his youth coaches at AS Bondy, commented,

I started coaching him when he was six years old. You could tell he was unique. Kylian was far more capable than the other children. His dribbling was already excellent, and he was significantly faster than the rest.
Ines Rau's biography
Kylian Mbappe during the UEFA Champions League match between Maccabi Haifa v Paris Saint Germain at the Sammy Oferstadium on September 14, 2022 in Haifa Israel. Photo by Nir Keidar.
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In my 15 years of coaching here, he was the best player I'd ever seen. There are many talents in Paris, but I'd never seen one like him. He was a 'crack' in our language (the best).

He eventually transferred to the Clairefontaine academy, where he put on a string of strong displays that drew interest from a number of French clubs, as well as Real Madrid, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, and Bayern Munich.

Mbappé was invited to train with Real Madrid's under-12s and tour the club's facilities when he was 11. He travelled to London at 14 after receiving an invitation from Chelsea to play for their young squad against Charlton Athletic. He eventually decided on Monaco.

Ines Rau's height

The French supermodel stands at 5 feet 10 inches (178cm), a height incredible for her career, and weighs 55 kg.

Ines Rau's age

The French-born lass, born March 18, 1990, is 32 years old (as of September 14, 2022). Her youthful zeal makes her even more admirable.

Ines Rau's Instagram

Officially found @supa_ines, Rau has 808k followers, follows 2420 and a total of 242 posts that include her model self and her charity works in association with different organizations. Her posts tell us that she is a people person, mission-oriented and has a beautiful soul.

Ines Rau's career

After turning 18, she became David Guetta's friend due to her interaction with DJs as she danced in Ibiza. Shortly after coming out as transgender, she had her first photo with Tyson Beckford for a French luxury magazine.

Kylian Mbappe’s new girlfriend
Ines Rau poses during the amfAR Cannes Gala 2022 at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 26, 2022, in Cap d'Antibes, France. Photo by Pascal Le Segretain.
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In May 2004, she was featured in Playboy magazine and later in Vogue to create sensitization for Balmain.

Is Ines Rau a transgender woman?

Ines is a transgender woman (gay) as she had accepted that from the age of 24 years and has not ceased to let people know that.

Ines Rau's Playboy feature

She first appeared in Playboy magazine titled "Evolution" in May 2004. The magazine aimed to sensitize the growing acceptance of physical orientation beyond males and females. She was the first transgender woman to come out voluntarily and the second to be featured in Playboy after Cossey in 1981, but the first to be featured with a transgender identity known.

Ines Rau's career
Ines Rau is seen backstage prior to 'Le Defile L'Oreal Paris 2021" as part of Paris Fashion Week on October 03, 2021 in Paris, France. Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto.
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Ines Rau's gender

Despite being a male at birth, Ines has physically oriented herself as a transgender woman (gay) since the day she underwent her rearrangement surgery at the age of 16 years.

Ines Rau's endorsements

Miss Rau has worked for many companies and, in her previous years, got many endorsement deals for brands such as Barneys, Alexis Bittar, Balmain Hair and Maison Margiela.

Ines Rau's net worth

Analysis of Wikipedia, Forbes and Business Insider shows that Miss Rau is among the wealthiest models, with a net worth of about $1.5 million.

Ines Rau has received a lot of negative comments when people backlash at her but has chosen to ignore them and build herself both in her career and her personal life (dating life). As the late Whitney Houston sings, the greatest love is love for oneself, which is precisely what Rau is doing.

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