Inone of its most prominent Angels, Karlie Kloss, quit the brand for its message not aligning with her views on womanhood and beauty. It is the only one of its kind in the world, and any other fashion brand in the world would take it in a minute, including the competitors. The brand did recently welcome Barbara Palvin into its Angel ranks, and though she's certainly more curvaceous than the average VS model, at 5-foot-8 and pounds and having walked for the show twice before, her newly winged status, though well deserved, is not quite revolutionary.
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By Lisa Fickenscher. Behind the scenes, the company appears to be taking baby steps to address criticisms that it has been alienating women by refusing to hire models of different shapes and sizes. Indeed, the only model change the company has taken credit for was the addition of transgender model Valentina Sampaio in August.
Victoria's Secret found itself in hot water after Ed Razek, chief marketing officer of its parent company, L Brands, said during an interview that transgender models should not be featured in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. He ultimately issued an apology after the interview went viral, but his initial comments are still striking a nerve with many. YouTuber Nikita Dragunwho is transgender, responded to Razek's thoughts by making her own version of a Victoria's Secret ad.
Carmen Carrera is on a mission to get her angel wings from Victoria's Secret. The transgender model, who was born Christopher Roman, wants to become the first trans model for the dazzling lingerie brand, and with the help of her fan base, she could make it a reality. She was cast by famous photographer, Steven Meisel, to star in his short film and has recently starred alongside Meryl Streep in "Ricki and the Flash.
Buck Angel is one of the most famous transgender men in the world, having built upon his experience in the adult entertainment industry to become an activist, educator and someone who seeks to create visibly for transgender men and masculine-of-center individuals. Now, Angel is teaming up with Perfect Fit Brand to release the first sex toy designed to specifically meet the needs of transgender men. Called the Buck Offthe product stems from multiple conversations between Angel and the company about how trans men have historically had to adapt sex toys intended for cisgender people to meet their needs.
Assigned male at birth, Harisu identified as female from early childhood, and underwent sex reassignment surgery in the s. She is the Republic of Korea 's first transgender entertainer, and in became only the second person in Korea to legally change their gender. Her stage name is an adaptation of the English phrase "hot issue".
Much deserved attention is being paid to a current petition calling for Victoria's Secret to include transgender model and all-around stunner Carmen Carrera in photoshoots, campaigns and even the fashion show, which walks in New York this week. Though it'd be an amazingly bold move for the lingerie brand, it's also unlikely — and would reek of click-bait tokenism anyway. That said, Carrera is far from the only trans model fit for the campy catwalk spectacle. Here's a selection that's by no means exhaustive of other worthy candidates:.
Kate Erbland. Few trans-centric stories have made it to the screen over the years, and the vast majority of them have seen pivotal roles go to cisgender actors, from Elle Fanning to Matt Bomer, Eddie Redmayne to Hilary Swank. The tide, however, is starting to turn.