Looks like Playboy won’t be the only mature readers publication that will be making drastic changes entering 2016. Long-time rival publication, Penthouse has announced that it will be ending it’s 51-year-long print run and transition into being a solely digitally-released publication. Coming on the heels of Playboy announcing they will be discontinuing it’s full-frontal aspect of readership (See: Playboy: No More Nude), Penthouse will remain a nudity driven publication; however, will be battling it’s rivals on the web. As part of the new strategy, Penthouse will be closing its New York offices and relocating to Los Angeles where its parent company, FriendFinder Networks, is located. The publication was purchased by FriendFinder in 2004, but has since struggled immensely. Originally established in 1965, the magazine’s publisher went bankrupt in 2013, and has not been profitable since 2008. Although the company has high hopes that this new digital strategy will rescue the brand from years of strain, there is still much work ahead for Penthouse.

Supermodels whom has graced the covers of Penthouse in the past are Heidi Lynne (October 1994), Camille Paglia (October 1994), and Penthouse most controversial cover of all-time by legendary beauty queen supermodel Vanessa Williams, who graced the cover of Penthouse back in 1984. It was this Penthouse editorial that got Williams dethroned at the time as Miss America that she was crowned back in 1983.

The Christiana Cinn current cover is available on newsstands and digitally now. Also on newsstands nationwide is the Australian-edition covered by Natalie Ajanlekoko.


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