Top 10 Most Fierce Transgender Models
10 Jenna Talackova
Jenna Talackova, a Canadian model, rose to worldwide prominence in 2012 after she was ejected from Miss Universe Canada 2012 after being chosen as one of the Top 65 contestants on the grounds that she was not a “naturally born woman.” Talackova, on the other hand, was not about to give up. She carried the matter to the highest levels of government and the courts, eventually reaching pageant organiser Donald Trump. Talackova was eventually allowed to compete, and she finished in the Top 12 and was also given the Miss Congeniality title.
9 Lea T
Leandra Medeiros Cerezo, also known as Lea T, is a transgender fashion model who was born in Brazil and reared in Italy. Her professional last name, “T,” stands for Tisci, and she has been dubbed the “muse” of Riccardo Tisci, chief creative officer of British luxury company Burberry. She is now known around the world as the muse of the French haute-couture label ‘Givenchy.’ In March 2011, openly bisexual Lea began her gender transition surgery. Vogue Paris, Hercules Magazine, Interview Magazine, Cover Magazine, and Love Magazine have all highlighted Lea.
8 Carmen Carrera
Carmen Carrera is an American reality television personality, model, burlesque performer, and actor who is best known for her appearances on the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race and its spin-off series RuPaul’s Drag U. Carrera is a transgender activist and a transgender lady. Carrera’s career took off once she appeared on ‘Rupaul’s Drag Race.’ Despite the fact that Carrera identifies as gay, she is widely regarded as one of the most influential transgender models in recent years. She has done charity work, particularly in raising AIDS awareness, in addition to modelling.
7 Caroline “Tula” Cossey
Caroline Cossey is a British model who went by the name Tula and wrote two memoirs under that identity. For Your Eyes Only, a 1981 James Bond film, featured her. She was outed as transgender by British tabloid News of the World after her role in the film. She had her gender assignment operation at the age of 20. She has appeared in a number of high-profile fashion publications, including ‘Australian Vogue’ and ‘Harper’s Bazaar.’ Her quest to be recognised as a woman has sparked a lot of interest in the media and among the general public.
6 Geena Rocero
Geena Rocero is a New York City-based Filipino-American model, TED speaker, and transgender advocate. Rocero is the founder of Gender Proud, a media production firm that recounts transgender people’s stories around the world in order to promote justice and equality. Geena Rocero, a Filipino transgender model and campaigner, has a very’movieesque’ ‘talent scouting’ and ‘getting break’ storey. When she was 21, she was discovered in a restaurant by a fashion photographer. She had no idea that this was just the start of her spectacular modelling career.
5 Valentijn De Hingh
Valentijn de Hingh is a transsexual model from the Netherlands. De Hingh was filmed for the Dutch television programme “Valentijn” from the age of eight to seventeen, and received gender affirmation surgery immediately after the filming ended. Valentijn has proven that she is here to stay by shooting for ‘Love Magazine’ and ‘Vogue Italia.’ She’s walked the runways for Maison Martin Margiela and Comme des Garcons, among others. ‘Valentijn,’ a documentary on her life from the age of eight to seventeen, was also made. It first shown on Dutch television in 2007. Her operation to change her gender was conducted immediately before the screening. She wants to work as a fashion journalist since she enjoys it.
4 Isis King
Isis King, more than anyone else, is responsible for bringing transgender models into the spotlight and into the mainstream media. Her appearance on the 11th season of ‘America’s Next Top Model’ gave her a household celebrity, and she quickly became the first transgender finalist in the show’s history, generating headlines across the fashion world. Despite the fact that ISIS did not win. She was even invited back for the ‘All-star’ 17th cycle of the show. Apart from raising public knowledge and tolerance for transgender persons.
3 Arisce Wanzer
She has been turning heads in the fashion business with her couture look, and for all the right reasons. ‘Purple magazie’ and ‘Camdy Magazine,’ among other publications, have profiled her.
2 Andreja Pejic
Andreja Pejic, an Australian model, has been dubbed “the darling of the fashion business” for her androgynous, high-fashion, edgy, and avant-garde styles. She was also the first transgender model to be named. Pejic is well-known for modelling both men’s and women’s apparel. She underwent surgery to change her gender from male to female in 2014. She has also walked the runways for ‘Michalsky’ and Jean-Paul Gaultier’s male and female clothing lines.
1 May Simon
May Simon, an Argentian-Danish model, is ranked first among the top ten most fierce transgender models. Her ethereal beauty have earned her a top model around the world. She is now one of the most sought-after models in the industry. Some of the greatest modelling agencies in the world have represented her, including ‘Diva Models’ (mother agency), ‘Storm Model Management,’ and ‘Click.’ Simon is certainly a force to be reckoned with in the modelling profession.