Actress & model pays heartfelt tribute to Hef

Playboy magazine has successfully launched the careers of many A-list actresses, models and celebrities. The controversial founder passed away at 91.

One of the leading models & actresses in LA, who had the offer to feature in Playboy & met Hefner at his mansion, Marcella Rodriguez, pays heartfelt tribute to him.

"Hugh Hefner was a visionary. A man who in spite of judgement followed his instincts and created an epic sexual revolution. I still think about my "Shoot the Centerfold" experience where I was emailed by the executive producer of Playboy in Chicago telling me I was one of the highlights of the weekend and would like me to consider me modeling for them. Playboy helped me to feel centered with myself as a woman and more importantly my sexuality. Thank you Heff! May you RIP"