4 Badass Trans Women Who are Redefining the Beauty Industry
Since Caitlyn Jenner made her debut on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine, the world of transgender individuals has not remained the same- or at least how people look at them. It’s only a rumor but the New York Post claims that the 65-year-old Olympic athlete/reality show star is being courted by MAC Cosmetics to become the spokesperson for the brand. MAC Cosmetics and Caitlyn have had “several high level meetings over the past few months” to discuss a possible partnership.
Ah well. It looks like we might have to wait a bit longer to see if this campaign comes through for Jenner. But she isn’t the only trans woman to burst into the beauty industry: check out a few badass women who are changing the face of beauty with some pretty impressive beauty brand contracts.
This 22-year-old Serbian beauty has famously modeled as a male first, then as an androgynous model, before coming out as transgender last July. She even landed herself a spot in Vogue as the first trans person to be featured in the magazine. Now, Andreja has landed a major beauty campaign with the brand Make Up For Ever, and she doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon.
As a runway model for top labels like Givenchy, it should come as no surprise that Lea T would land a beauty brand contract soon after as well. She was the first transgender woman to represent the haircare brand Redken for its Colormatics color line back in November 2014.
Gigi Loren Lazzarato, more commonly known as Gigi Gorgeous, is a makeup artist and super popular YouTube celebrity. With 1.4 million subscribers, Gigi was quickly picked up by Too Faced Cosmetics to join their Lipstick Mafia.
Another YouTube star, Jazz Jennings is a transgender teen who recently signed for her own TV show on TLC, Entertainment Weeklyreports. But that’s not all, in March 2015, Jazz became the face of the skincare company Clean & Clear, even starring in their #SeeTheRealMe campaign.