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Bruno Mars Is First Latino Man And 10th Gent On Playboy Cover (PHOTO)

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 03/15/2012 1:50 pm Updated: 03/16/2012 3:13 pm

Bruno Mars joins nine leading gentlemen before him in a role few men have had the honor of holding.

The Puerto-Rican-Filipino singer, who strikes a pose on the cover of the April issue of Playboy magazine, is the 10th man to carry the title.

Though Mars is not the first Latino to grace the cover, he is the first Latino man to claim the honor.

Peter Sellers became the first to snag the cover 48 years ago, followed by the likes of Burt Reynolds, Steve Martin, Jerry Seinfeld and, most recently, Seth Rogen.

The "Sex and Music" issue, which will be released Friday, features Mars serenading Miss April, Raquel Pomplun. Under the cover, Mars flaunts fashion for spring in a tropical photo shoot and reveals some of his musical inspirations in an exclusive interview.

Mars is not the only Latino on the April cover of a prominent magazine. Grainy photos of the April cover of Vogue magazine have leaked, showing a ravishing Jennifer Lopez in red. The singer/actress, who recently filmed her latest music video in Mexico, commands the cover of the fashion magazine for its “Shape Issue.”

Sofia Vergara will also dominate the month with her violet dress that shows off her form on the April cover of InStyle magazine. The Modern Family start is also set to host "Saturday Night Live" on April 7.

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    Bruno Mars Live At ONE OF A KIND Tuesdays At 1 OAK Nightclub At The Mirage

  • On the April cover of Playboy

  • The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards Show

    Singer Bruno Mars performs onstage at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

  • Bruno Mars performs

    Bruno Mars performs at the Staples Center during the 54th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, February 12, 2012.

  • The BRIT Awards 2012 - Show

    LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Bruno Mars performs at The Brit Awards 2012 at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2012 in London, England.

  • Bruno Mars

    Singer Bruno Mars poses at the Grammy Nominations Concert in Los Angeles on November 30, 2011.

  • GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!

    (L-R) Producer Philip Lawrence; musician Bruno Mars, and producer Ari Levine pose in media room at The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live! Countdown to Music's Biggest Night at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 30, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.

  • Strikes A Pose

    Singer Bruno Mars poses at the Grammy Nominations Concert in Los Angeles on November 30, 2011.

  • The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards

    Bruno Mars and the Smeezingtons arrive at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

  • The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards

    Bruno Mars arrives at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

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