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.

12 Most Fashionable Cities

1 Los Angeles, California

With its entertainment industry and out-of-towners the large city maintains fashion pockets where locals frequent small boutiques specializing in steet-wear or upscale couture. The sunshine also lends to it’s easy style.

2 New York City, New York

Not only is NYC a Fashion Capitol but it’s the first city to begin the ‘Fashion Week’ tradition in 1943. Anybody who’s anybody in the fashion industry visits NYC! It’s shopping heaven with Fifth Avenue for luxury, the Lower East Side for insider boutiques and gentrified Brooklyn for affordable vintage. Nothing’s better!

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3 Singapore

The City of Light, Singapore is not only known for it’s modern architecture but fashionistas too! If you watch the new James Bond 007 movie, you will get the idea.


4 Madrid, Spain

People in Madrid like to stroll, often just for the sake of strolling. It’s the best place for people watching. The capital also shows off historic architecture and the city hosts its own Fashion Week, featuring designers like Agatha Ruiz de la Prada.

5  Tokyo, Japan

The fashion designers who emerged out of Japan in the 1980s includes Comme des Garçons’ Rei Kawakubu, Issey Miyake and Yoji Yamamoto. They put Tokyo on the fashion map. Although today, it’s the city’s street fashion that’s truly influential!

6 Berlin:

Berlin is the “go to” city for artists of all types and so you’ll find the most interesting shops and refreshing takes on fashion and the avant garde.

7 Rome, Italy

Rome’s dramatic architecture ranges from medieval to baroque to neoclassic and the city’s cinematic history (think director, Federico Fellini) all continue to influence its fashion.

 8 Paris

One of many things about women in Paris is how they seem to look so chic without a stitch of make-up! It’s effortless styling that’s uniquely Parisian! Fashion Week there is twice a year and is one of the big city four: NYC, Paris, London and Milan

9 Amsterdam

There’s so much to see in this wondrous city like the waterways and bicycle riders that intertwine it, but the most fun is people watching the cities’ eclectic fashionistas.

10 Milano

If you’re visiting during Milan’s fashion week, which is held in the fall and spring, you’ll be pleasantly inspired by just what you’ll find on the street! Also think: Roberto Cavalli, Donatella Versace and Moschino!

11 Barcelona, Spain

With the quirky architecture of Antonio Gaudi gracing the city, the Catalonians have a flavorful sense of style and are a mix of old-world design and modern fashion.

 12 London

Everywhere you go in London, it’s like a fashion show on the streets! London has birthed some major fashion heavies: Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Gareth Pugh and Christopher Kane.

8 Style Lessons From The Best-Dressed Woman In France

1. Create visual interest by playing with texture.               

2. The back of your outfit is just as important as the front.

3. If you’re wearing a great coat, it doesn’t matter what is underneath.

 4. Don’t be afraid to go bright when everyone else is dressed in black.

 5. When in doubt, match your shoes to your lipstick.

6. Style is about function, too. (You need a place to stash chocolate, even in a ball gown).

7. Figure out which color looks best on your complexion.

8. Get on the best-dressed list by choosing classic garments and fashion-forward accessories.