Take a look at the below List of Top 10 Most Beautiful Transgender Models in The World 2017. Transgender models are redefining beauty and are taking the fashion industry by storm. They are walking the catwalk for some of the most famous fashion houses in the world. They are called to pose for famous photographers and are gracing international magazines. Modeling agencies are opening the first of a kind, full transgender model divisions to promote these beauties worldwide. The following transgender models are sought after globally. Many have appeared in music videos, in the entertainment industry, as well as in international fashion and commercial advertising platforms.
List of Top 10 Most Beautiful Transgender Models in The World 2017
1. Andreja Pejic
Andreja Pejic is a supermodel. She has modeled for fashion houses for both men’s and women’s clothing designers. Andreja stated that when she was growing up as a boy, she so wanted to be like her mother, wearing beautiful dresses and putting on makeup. Adreja was the first transgender model in 2015 to be featured in American Vogue. Andreja Pejic gained initial fame as an androgynous model in the late 2000s.
2. Carmen Carrera
Carmen Carrera made fame by appearing in RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2012. Carmen was called on by Victoria Secret to be their first transgender angel. Ms. Carrera has appeared on global runways. Carmen was a feature model in the 2016 New York Fashion Week fashion extravaganza. She has appeared in many high profile magazines and has walked in several fashion shows around the world. Carmen Carrera is very active in working for “trans” rights and HIV awareness.
3. Lea T
Lea T was born in Brazil which was a country that did not initially embrace transgender changes. Interestingly, Lea T had a key role in the opening ceremonies of the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Lea T is the offspring of Toninho Cerezo, a great Brazilian soccer player. Lea underwent a sex reassignment surgery in 2012, but she has always identified as a woman. Lea T is the first trans to model for the house of Givenchy, who discovered her.
4. Arisce Wanzer
As an advocate of transgender rights, Arisce is the current face of Kenneth Cole. She has walked global runways, receiving high acclaim. Arisce can be seen in the Oxygen’s show entitled “Strut.” Arisce was already fully transitioned at the age of 19. Arisce Wanzer appears in many prestigious magazines, as well as top designer fashion runways. Arisce is very outspoken about transgender rights. Her inspirational comments include these words: “Hire us. Feature us. Share our stories. Stop hiding us or portraying us to be freaks or sexual deviants. Stop categorizing everybody into little boxes and start treating people as individuals. Nobody’s background is the same and we need the media to stop playing it safe and share more diverse stories.”
5. Geena Rocero
Geena did not reveal who she was until she had been modeling fashion house swim wear around the world. She modeled for 12 years before she came out. At age 19, Geena underwent a sex reassignment surgical procedure. Ms. Rocero was born in the Phillippines and came out as transgender in 2013. Geena Rocero is still a popular face on catwalks everywhere. Geena founded the Gender Proud movement to address the violence and discrimination that is displayed against women like her around the world. She says – – “I want everyone to understand that transgender women are women.”
6. Ines Rau
Ines Rau struggled from ages 18 to 24, as a closet transgender. She lived as a woman, but never told anyone about her secret. Ines said that she needed some time to embrace who she was and to get used to talking about her journey, and being true to herself. Presently, this French born beauty has posed for Playboy’s Art Issue and she works alongside the top models of the world. Ines Rau has even posed nude (2013) for a luxury magazine and her fame has exceeded her beauty. To further tell her story, Ines has made a documentary of her journey.
7. Isis King
Isis King is a well known transgender model who was the first trans model featured in America’s Next Top Model series. Isis King is often asked to appear in global fashion shows and remains the prominent face for American Apparel. Isis King is one of the top transgender personalities on Oxygen’s “Strut” release. Isis was born in Maryland USA and is a long-time pioneer advocate for the LGBT community.
8. Hari Nef
Hari Nef is the first transgender model to be signed by IMG Worldwide modelling agency. Hari Nef is beautifully edgy in her fashion styles and is constantly employed by the house of Gucci. She is a rising star who already has film credits and theater credits under her belt. She is one of the top 10 most beautiful Transgender Models 2017.
9. Valentijn De Hingh
Valentijn De Hingh is a popular transgender model from Amsterdam, whose work is very popular in Europe with high profile designers. Valentijn continues to grace the covers of global fashion magazines. Valentijn is a leggy beautiful model who is a fast rising star. She was photographed from the time she was an eight-year-old boy, after her documentary aired on Dutch television in 2007. Afterwards, Valentijn De Hingh underwent gender reassignment surgery, she moved on to a career in modeling, especially on the runways of Maison Martin Margiela and Comme des Garcons.
10. Jenna Talackova
Jenna Talackova entered the Miss Universe pageant in 2012, but was disqualified for not being a “naturally-born women.” She brought charges against the organization and Donald Trump. The Miss University organization reversed their decision. This did not dissuade her from being who she is, instead this event brought attention to her beauty and grace. Jenna is a blonde bombshell who models extensively in Canada and is often featured on the cover of Elle Canada. When asked what she wants the LGBTQ community to know – she said I have advice for everybody, and that is: accept who you are, and embrace it. Live your life the best you can.
So, these are the world’s top 10 most beautiful Transgender Models 2017. Transgender persons encounter a great deal of discrimination and violence. In spite of the tremendous challenges that come with living in a culture that does not treat transgender people equally, transgender people have made – and are making – significant contributions to society. Transgender women are more accepted by the entertainment industry and the fashion industry, which is where they excel. Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox are the highly
published faces for transgender equality. The way in which transgender people are talked about in popular culture, academia and science are constantly changing, particularly as individuals’ awareness, knowledge and openness about transgender people and their experiences grow.