Playboy Korea has chosen Sulli (설리) as their first cover model.
According to an insider, the Korean edition of Playboy will be less explicit and the former f(x) member is expected to pose semi-nude for the cover.
“Sulli will the cover model of Playboy Korea’s first magazine. Compared to its western counterparts, Playboy Korea will be less risqué but even so, Sulli is expected to cause a lot of noise with her photoshoot,” said the insider.
Recently, Sulli has gained a lot of attention for her role in “Real” . In case you’ve missed it, the actress daringly participated in the nude bed scene with Kim Soo Hyun (김수현, who is best known for his role as Do Min Joon in “My Love From The Star”).
The insider added, “This past June, Sulli starred in the action noir film ‘Real’. She portrayed lots of nude scenes provocatively and showcased her acting’s prowess. She will be challenging herself once more with a semi-nude photo shoot for Playboy Korea’s first issue.”
Sulli debuted through f(x) in 2009 and although they quickly became one of the most popular girl groups in the industry, the star departed the group in 2015. After her departure, Sulli has been caught up in numerous controversies (i.e. sexual Instagram posts). She recently broke up with her non-celebrity boyfriend.
Playboy Korea’s debut issue is expected to release in September.
UPDATE (26th July 2017):
SM Entertainment has addressed the news about Sulli being the cover model for the first Korean edition of Playboy. The entertainment powerhouse, which has been managing idol-turned-actress Sulli since her f(x) days, debunked the rumours that she would be posing semi-nude for the cover. SM Entertainment told Korean media outlet DongA, “We have checked, and it is false.”