The model will appear on the magazine's cover in January

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It’s been confirmed that Kate Moss will appear nude in Playboy magazine to mark her 40th birthday next year.

The model – who’ll reach the milestone age in January – has teamed up with the publication for a joint celebration, as Playboy has been running for 60 years.

‘Kate Moss will be gracing the cover of our 60th anniversary issue this January. It’ll be a great issue,’ Tweets Hugh Hefner‘s son Cooper.

It’s believed that Kate has already shot her spread and will feature on the front cover in a traditional Playboy Bunny outfit, which includes ears, French cuffs and silk stockings.

She completely stripped off for the pictures inside.

Playboy – which models including Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer have posed for – are thrilled that Kate agreed to the shoot.

‘This is a massive global brand. You need a global icon in order to celebrate that – that was the impetus,’ editorial director Jimmy Jellinek tells the Los Angeles Times.

‘This creates a heat for the brand globally. It started with Marilyn Monroe on the cover of Playboy 60 years ago, an icon for her time. Now we’ve got Kate Moss!’

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