Transgender Women Models of Diversity

1- Lea T :

Lea T (born 19  is a native of Brazil, and one of the world’s current favorites in the fashion modeling industry. She is most known as having been the Muse of Givenchy. She is also a pop culture icon of Transgender Advocacy in the LGBTQQIA Community.

She was first discovered by Givenchy senior designer Riccardo Tisci and became the face of Givenchy in late 2010. Her first runway show was for Alexandre Herchcovitch during São Paulo Fashion Week in January 2011. She has been featured in editorials in Vogue Paris, Hercules Magazine, Interview Magazine, Cover Magazine and Love Magazine. In 2011, she was also the cover star of two editions of the Spring/Summer 2011 edition of Love Magazine, one as the solo model and another featuring her kissing Kate Moss. Though still rated as one of the world’s top models, Lea T. is no longer ranked on the Top 50 models list at In 2013, she participated in the Italian version of Dancing with the Stars on Rai Uno entitled Ballando con le Stelle (Series 9).

2 - Jenna Talackova

Jenna Talackova is a Canadian model and television personality, who gained media attention in 2012 when she successfully waged a legal battle to be allowed to compete in the Miss Universe Canada after being initially disqualified for being a trans woman.

A reality show based around her life, Brave New Girl, will film in summer 2013 as Talackova moves to Toronto to pursue a modeling career. The series, to be produced by Peacock Alley Entertainment, is slated to air on E! Canada in the 2013-14 season.

Jenna Talackova has scored a fashion spread in the January issue of Elle. 2014.

3 - Ines Rau

 Ines Rau is a  French Moldel

Tyson Beckford posed for a series of gorgeous (and pretty raunchy) photos with transgender model Ines Rau. The shoot was for OOB Magazine’s “Tropical Surrealism” spread and was photographed by Rodolpho Martinez.

4 - Valentjin de Hingh

Valentijn de Hingh (May 5, 1990) is a Dutch model and columnist. She is a trans woman.

The Hingh became known for the documentary Valentine in which the transition from male to female was followed nine years. She grew up in Lelystad and now lives in Amsterdam where she studied Literature and French at the University of Amsterdam. After sex reassignment surgery in 2007, she went to work as a model to include Martin Margiela and Love Magazine. Besides a study literature studies, French and Philosophy she writes for Spunk. On January 12, 2012, she won the Elle Personal Style Award.

In 2013 she was a member of Expedition Robinson, they just did not make the amalgamation. She fell off in episode 7 (13th day).


April Ashley, MBE (born on 29 April 1935) is an English model and restaurant hostess. She was one the first British people to be outed as a transsexual, this was done by the Sunday People in 1961

She is also known as one of the first British people to undergo sex reassignment surgery, after racing driver and World War II fighter pilot Roberta Cowell, and the ninth in the world to have the surgery.

After returning to England, Ashley became a successful fashion model, appearing in such publications as Vogue (photographed by David Bailey[) and winning a small role in the film The Road to Hong Kong, which starred Bing Crosby and Bob Hope.

After a friend sold her story to the media, in 1961 under the headline “Her” secret is out, the Sunday People outed Ashley as a trans woman. She became a centre of attention and some scandal, and her film credit was instantly dropped.

In 1963 she wed Hon. Arthur Corbett (later 3rd Baron Rowallan), the Eton-educated son and heir of Lord Rowallan, who enjoyed cross-dressing.[1] However, in 1970 Corbett had the marriage annulled on the grounds that Ashley had been born male, even though he knew about her history when they married.

Ashley was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2012 Birthday Honours for services to transgender equality.