The man, the myth, and the legend. Hugh Hefner has lived a life that many people dream of (men in particular). A magazine, beautiful women, mansion, and of course, money. Mr. Hefner has done it all and seen it all (literally). So, what brings me to Hugh Hefner? Well, you have to go back when I was a teenager. Like all curious teenage boys, I was very curious (and intrigued) about Playboy magazine. In today’s world all you have to do is search anything on Google, but seeing and feeling a Playboy magazine in your hands was something magical. Playboy was always the frontrunner in featuring beautiful women in their magazines, but it wasn’t until I got older that I understood the comment, “I read Playboy for the articles.” Once you gaze over the women in the magazine and start to read the articles, you quickly realize that there’s damn good writing in Playboy.
It never dawned on me to learn more about Hugh Hefner. I thought he was just living the life (which he was and still is), but once I started to hear more about Hugh Hefner over they years, I finally began to learn more about him. Hugh Hefner was a man of many talents and interests. For instance, I never knew that Mr. Hefner was a big fan of jazz music, and featured his favorite musical artists on ‘Playboy After Dark’, and he fought against racism. There was just more to Hugh Hefner than meets the eye, and I was impressed by the way he ran Playboy and the way that he respected women and gave them a platform to succeed in life.
I was most impressed by Mr. Hefner’s ability to start Playboy from the ground up, and turn it into one of the most recognizable magazines in the world. When I first started my blog, I didn’t know exactly what to write. Whatever came to mind, I would quickly put together a post. If you look back on previous posts on my blog, you’ll find that I interviewed a lot of models. I never intended to go down that route, but that all changed when I sent out an email to Abigail Ratchford. Abigail was just starting out as a model when I first interviewed her, but now she’s a sensation. Abigail has been on TMZ countless times, and she’s been dominating on Instagram. She was very impressed with my unique questions and my ability to engage her in good conversation. Since I first interviewed her, we’ve become good friends, and I’ll be forever grateful for that. And ironically, Abigail has done photo shoots for Playboy and even shot some content with them. Like Hugh Hefner, I was starting something that gave me great satisfaction knowing that I just wasn’t doing the same thing such as other publications and websites.
Other people may view Hugh Hefner differently than I, but I see him as a pioneer and an innovator. He was truly passionate about the work he was doing, and he paid exceptional detail to each and every magazine that was put out. Things are a lot different now with Playboy, but I’ll always be inspired by Hugh Hefner whether I’m writing something down on paper or typing.