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There are tons of breathtaking ladies slaying the modelling game right now. And not all of those ladies were born with two X chromosomes.

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The most fierce babes in the game right now are these transgender hotties who are breaking boundaries, giving us incredible angles, and making a difference in the world.

These gals prove that modelling is more than having a famous last name – it’s about straight-up skills, and being a role model for our future generations.

Juliana Huxtable

This luscious haired, edgy beauty is a Brooklyn model, DJ, writer, and visual/performance artist. Jack of all trades, much? She helped evolve New York’s club culture for the LGBTQ community, and is a creative luminary in all of her arts. Her work has been featured in the New Museum and the Museum Of Modern Art. She studied art, gender studies, and human rights in school, and all of that is reflected in her provocative work and impressive modelling chops. Juliana won’t subscribe to any label, and that’s why she’s our role model.

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Ines Rau

You might recognize this super babe from Playboy magazine. She was actually the first transgender woman to grace the magazine, and the cover is actually how she celebrated her coming out. Playboy is a big part of female sexuality in the media, and a trans woman starting to redefine those beauty norms is something that we need to applaud. Ines hopes to pave the way for women of all walks moving forward, and wants them to celebrate their unique beauty. Well, when you’re as drop-dead gorgeous as Ines, that’s easy!

Teddy Quinlivan 

Nobody knew that Teddy Quinlivan was trans up until last year, in 2017. The stunner has walked for everyone from Diane Von Furstenberg to Jeremy Scott, and the 23 year old decided to come out due to the chaotic political climate of the past couple of years. Many designers like  Mar Jacobs expressed their support for Teddy, and we think that this move has helped millions of people worldwide in feeling support as well. This is definitely Teddy’s year, and we can’t wait to see her thrive.

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Leyna Bloom

Leyna Bloom is the mixed model that needs to be on your radar ASAP. Her mom is Filipina and her dad was African American – from a young age she knew she was trans, and her dad was very supportive. She’s appeared on Vogue India and walked for Chromat in 2017 New York Fashion Week. Her latest goal is to tackle the world of lingerie – she called out Victoria’s Secret for not featuring any trans models of color, and says she wants to become the first trans woman of color to walk their runways. We hope her call for diversity is heard and we see her strutting those wings soon.

Andreja Pejic

Andreja already had a an impressive career as an androgynous male model, before transitioning into the flawless butterfly that is Andreja Pejic. This Bosnian-born Australian became Vogue’s first trans model ever profiled in 2015. She’s also the first transgender woman to be on the cover of GQ, thanks to her shoot with GQ Portugal. This model now looks truly comfortable in her own skin, rocking her true identity with an unsurmountable level of fierceness.  She supports many LGBTQ communities and organizations, and is working on a documentary about her life to connect to others going through similar issues.

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Geena Rocero

Geena Rocero isn’t just an iconic Filipina American supermodel – she’s a TED speaker and transgender advocate. This Manila babe started competing in pageants at age 15, and had sex reassignment surgery at age 19. She also founded Gender Proud, an advocacy and aid organization standing up for the rights of trans people worldwide. She also has a web series on Logo called “Beautiful As I Want To Be”, which partners young trans people with inspiring and successful trans leaders.


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