Taylor Swift
Playboy are reportedly keen for Taylor Swift to cover their first non-nude issue in March 2016Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Taylor Swift has graced the covers of numerous magazines throughout her career and Playboy is hoping it is next. The iconic magazine has decided to stop publishing nude photos in its pages and reportedly believes the Bad Blood singer is the perfect celebrity to represent its cleaner image.

As of March 2016, the magazine founded by Hugh Hefner will cease printing naked images of women after 62 years of the tradition. According to Hollywood Life, it is keen to have a "powerful woman" gracing the cover of its first non-nude issue and feels the 25-year-old singer would be the perfect fit.

A source told the publication: "Playboy wants to make a splash on their first non-nude cover and they would love to have Taylor Swift on the cover and pair that with an amazing interview inside. The Playboy brand knows having such a powerful woman on their cover will really show the new look that they are going for as they rebrand."

However, a source close to Swift told the IBTimes UK that the claims are "false". Playboy has had no problems securing high-profile celebrities in the past with the likes of Kim Kardashian, Mariah Carey, Charlize Theron and Kate Moss among the stars who have fronted previous issues. Explaining its decision to scrap the nude photos, chief executive Scott Flanders said: "You're now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free. And so it's just passe at this juncture."

Playboy chief content officer Cory Jones says the publication is trying to modernise and will become "a little more accessible, a little more intimate" with the changes. While she may not be covering Playboy just yet, Swift is appearing on the cover of American GQ's November issue and has given one of her most candid interviews to date.

Addressing speculation that she wrote her hit single Bad Blood about her feud with Katy Perry, the Grammy-winner explained: "I never said anything that would point a finger in the specific direction of one specific person, and I can sleep at night knowing that. I knew the song would be assigned to a person, and the easiest mark was someone who I didn't want to be labelled with this song. It was not a song about heartbreak. It was about the loss of friendship."

The singer also laughed off her reputation as the embittered ex-girlfriend. She said: "You take your creative licence and create things that are larger than life. You can write things like 'I get drunk on jealousy', but you'll come back each time you leave, 'cause darling I'm a nightmare dressed like a daydream.

"That is not my approach to relationships. But is it cool to write the narrative of a girl who's crazy but seductive but glamorous but nuts but manipulative? That was the character I felt the media had written for me, and for a long time I felt hurt by it. I took it personally. But as time went by, I realised it was kind of hilarious."

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