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Drop Dead Gorgeous: Top 7 Transgender Models

There are many transgender models that are known for their incredible beauty. In the past model agencies wouldn’t hire trans women, but today many of them are successful at their job.

What is transgender, you wonder? It is a person whose sense of gender differs from what would be expected based on the sex characteristics with which they were born with. If you are still asking yourself what does transgender mean, just look it up online, there are millions of transgender questions and answers posted on various websites. When it comes to trans models, here is a list of the most famous ones.

Geena Rocero

She worked as a model for almost a decade for famous companies like Rimmel London and Hanes. You may have seen her inspiring TED talk from 2014 (we know that 2.6 million people have seen it on YouTube). She also has spoken at the White House and at the UN. Geena Rocero is the founder of Gender Proud, a nonprofit organization that does advocacy work for the transgender community.

Carmen Carrera

Born as Christopher Roman, Carmen rose to fame on RuPaul’s Drag Race. Since then, she appeared in high-profile shoots including a spread in W shot. You could have seen her in a Meryl Streep movie Ricki and the Flash where she plays a hairstylist. She also has acted in television series including The Bold and the Beautiful and Jane the Virgin.

Lea T

She is often considered the first transgender supermodel. Lea was discovered by Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci in 2010 and became his muse. Since then she appeared in magazines and on runways around the world, as well as in the Italian version of Dancing With the Stars in 2013. In 2014 she was named the face of Redken.

Andreja Pejic

Before she underwent sex reassignment surgery, Pejic already had a successful modeling career. Since completing gender confirmation surgery in January 2014, she made history as the first transgender model to have a profile in Vogue. A documentary was made about her journey. Today, Andreja advocates for trans rights and says she is finally comfortable in her own body.

Isis King

You may know Isis as the first transgender model on America’s Next Top Model, appearing in the show’s 17th cycle. She is also an actress and appeared on The Bold and the Beautiful.

Ines Rau

This girl keeps herself busy. While she was represented by Marilyn Agency she posed for a major editorial spread in Playboy three years ago. She was also featured in Alexis Bittar Jewelry spring 2014 campaign, a shoot by Bruce Weber for Barneys New York, and a nude photo shoot in OOB magazine with Tyson Beckford.

Jenna Talackova

This woman is a rule-breaker. Model Jenna Talackova challenged Miss Universe rules that forbid contestants who were not “natural-born women” from competing. She was Miss Congeniality at the Miss Universe Canada pageant in 2012.

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