This story appears in the September 2016 issue of Playboy. Subscribe

Born in Göteborg, Sweden, Miss September 2016 Kelly Gale also has Australian and Indian roots. This helps explain why she has multiple passports and can speak two languages. The 21-year-old is also an advocate for equal rights, making her quite the modern woman, and the ultimate Playmate.

“Women in Sweden are treated with a revolutionary level of respect that is unsurpassed in history” she says. “Still the biggest obstacle is appreciating—and incorporating—each gender’s uniqueness into society.”

Kelly has walked in The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and has been in high fashion mags like Vogue and Elle. And now, she can add the pages of Playboy to the list. Check out some of the photos from her cover and pictorial shoot, and pick up a copy of the September 2016 issue of Playboy to see more.


Red Swimsuit by OYE Swimwear, Shoes by Adidas

Red Swimsuit by OYE Swimwear, Shoes by Adidas

Shorts by Stoned Immaculate, Belt by Berge, Ring by Jack Vartanian

Shorts by Stoned Immaculate, Belt by Berge, Ring by Jack Vartanian

Knitted Bottoms by Moses Gauntlett Cheng, Necklace by Jack Vartanian

Knitted Bottoms by Moses Gauntlett Cheng, Necklace by Jack Vartanian

Shorts by Stoned Immaculate, Rings by Michelle Fantaci

Shorts by Stoned Immaculate, Rings by Michelle Fantaci

Shorts by Stoned Immaculate, Rings by Michelle Fantaci

Shorts by Stoned Immaculate, Rings by Michelle Fantaci

Striped T-Shirt by Siwy

Striped T-Shirt by Siwy

Styling by Amarsana Gendunova for Wilhelmina
Styling Assisting by Carson Hall
Hair by Nicolas Eldin for Art Department
Makeup by Devra Kinery for Art Department
Production by Robie Yamamoto
Production by Blake Tankersley