Confirmed: Kate Moss to celebrate 40th birthday with full-frontal Playboy spread

After months of speculation, it's finally official: Kate Moss is posing nude for Playboy.

Rumours have been swirling about the nudie shoot since early March, but we've only now gotten confirmation that the supermodel -- who turns the big 4-0 in January -- will be blowing out her candles by baring it all inside the pages of the famous magazine.

Avid Kate followers and fashionistas may be surprised by the decision, but editorial director Jimmy Jellinek says that Kate is, in fact, the perfect poster girl for Playboy.

"This is a massive global brand. You need a global icon in order to celebrate that -- that was the impetus," Jellinek told the Los Angeles Times. "You're talking about the face of Burberry, the biggest supermodel in the world on the cover of Playboy. She's the perfect partner for us to help launch the next 60 years."

Kate will cover the magazine's 60th anniversary issue in December, and yes, in case you were wondering, she will be fully naked in the centrefold -- save for a pair of iconic Playboy bunny ears. 

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