This Canadian supermodel and TV personality first rose to fame when she joined the Miss Universe Canadian pageant last 2012, only to be subsequently disqualified after someone recognized her as transgender. Now, the 26-year-old beauty is a trans rights advocate and has her own reality show based on her life, E! Network’s ‘Brave New Girls’.
Transgender teenager Jazz Jennings is a model, YouTube personality and LGBTQ spokesperson at only 14 years old. She started transitioning at 6 years old. Clean & Clear wanted to promote natural beauty instead of artificial and airbrushed aesthetics. Staying true to yourself is the core of the brand, and they believe Jazz Jennings is the perfect face for their new campaign.
This beautiful French-North African transgender model was born in Paris. She became best known for her racy photoshoot for French OOB Magazine with Tyson Beckford.
Isis King is another famous model who rose to fame after competing in the 11th season of Tyra Banks ‘America’s Next Top Model’. Isis King is the first transgender woman to compete on the show.
Laverne Cox is an actress, reality TV star and TV producer. She is best known for her role as Sophia Burset in the Netflix series, ‘Orange is the New Black’. Laverne Cox is the first transgender woman to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award under the acting category. She is also the first trans person to have her own wax figure at Madame Tussaud’s.
Carmen Carrera is a supermodel, reality TV star and burlesque performer. She has walked on famous runways such as the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. Carmen first shot to fame on the 3rd season of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race
Lea T is one of the world’s most popular supermodels and has been part of many international fashion campaigns. The Brazilian trans beauty is known for posing nude for Vogue France and modeling for Riccardo Tisci Givenchy campaign.
Amelia Maltepe is a Bangladeshi transgender model who currently resides in Canada. After a racy photoshoot for Toronto Sun, she got in the middle of the controversy because many people boycotted the paper when they found out that she was actually transgender
Janet Mock is a LGBTQ activist, previous staff editor at People.com and writer of the book ‘Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love and so much more’
Of course, we can’t finish this list without mentioning Caitlyn Jenner. It was probably one of the most shocking revelations of the decade when Bruce Jenner confessed he is transitioning into becoming a woman. Now, the whole Kardashian family and the world is supporting her journey to becoming a woman. She has her own reality show, ‘I am Cait
Erika Ervin Actress, American Horror Story
Erika Ervin, known professionally as Amazon Eve, tours the world modeling and making public appearances. At 6’8″ without heels, Amazon Eve has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the tallest model in the world in 2011. She grew up in a small town in central California and was discovered in 2009 by the editor of Zoo Weekly while in Australia…
Chaz Bono Actor, American Horror Story
Chaz Bono is an LGBT rights advocate, three time author, speaker and the only child of famed entertainers Sonny and Cher. Chaz’s decision to come out as a Lesbian in 1995 prompted his public work in support of LGBT rights and social justice. Chaz has contributed as a writer-at-large to The Advocate and in 1996 became the Human Rights Campaign’s National Coming Out Day spokesperson…
Lana Wachowski Writer, The Matrix
Lana Wachowski and her sister Lilly Wachowski, (also known as ‘The Wachowskis’) are the duo behind ground-breaking movies such as The Matrix and Cloud Atlas. Born to mother Lynne, a nurse, and father Ron, a businessman of Polish descent, Wachowski grew up in Chicago and formed a tight creative relationship with her sister Lilly…