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Lea T  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lea_T

The 29-year-old Lea T began her transition in 2008 and is now one of the most talked-about models in the world. She was first discovered by Givenchy senior designer Riccardo Tisci and became the face of Givenchy in 2010. She has been featured in editorials in Vogue Paris, Hercules Magazine, Interview Magazine, Cover Magazine and Love Magazine. In 2011. In one of the Love Magazine covers Lea T was featured kissing Kate Moss. No minor talent, Lea T is ranked 42nd on the Top 50 Models Women List by models.com.


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Lea T appears on the December 2011 cover of Elle magazine in Brazil.

"Save Andrej Pejic, Lea T is our favorite gender-bending mode to really make it big in 2011, and to finish off her insane year, the 30-year-old model nabbed the last Elle cover of the year in her native country."

See the magazine cover: Transgender Model Lea T on Cover of Brazilian Elle
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Transgender Model Lea T. Makes Her First Post-Op Runway Appearance
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Lea T. took to the runway in São Paulo Saturday night in celebration of Elle Brazil's 24th anniversary–but her turn on the catwalk marked an important personal landmark in the model's career as well...

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Looks like America mighta lost its next top model...   :lol:

Get it? ... "America's Next Top Model."   Posted Image

Okay...lame.   Posted Image

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I had a notification of a "like" and couldn't even remember what it was that I had posted.  When I got here and found what it was, more thoughts came to me on this matter with Lea T....

All jokes aside...once again I hate to be the pessimist here, but I can't help but think that the reason Lea T isn't burning down catwalks for America is because she is TG/TS.

Now, before everyone jumps on this to let me know that she's not the only TG/TS model...yes, this is true.  They are other TG/TS female models.  I think the difference is, most of them are not in the spot light, they aren't in America's face.  Lea has been on a reality show.  The [American] public knows who she is and, I hate to say, "what" she is.  The others, they don't know about.  So it's like a case of ignorance being bliss to their prudish, Victorian-shrouded sensabilities.

"What about Andrej Pejic," you might ask.  Well, again, Andrej isn't one of America's top models.  Obviously, the rest of the world doesn't have much heartburn over the male-to-androgynous-to-female-and-back-again model.  The U.S. on the other hand couldn't deal with a mag cover on which Pejic is in hair curlers, make-up and bare-chested.  Despite his chest looking like that of a typical pre-pubescent teen boy...U.S. retailers wanted the mag in an opaque jacket.  In an article on huffingtonpost.com, "it's only the American copies that are being censored," said Skye Parrott, Co-founder and Creative Director of Dossier magazine.

It will be a long time before people like Lea will be America's Cindy Crawford or Tyra Banks (both supermodels), or dominate SI covers like Cheryl Tiegs or Christie Brinkley.

Lea should be just as popular in the U.S. as she is everywhere else in the world.


According to a wiki- article, she was at one time 42nd of the [world's?] top 50 female models, but I do not know how old that info is.  She is currently (as of this post) not in the top 50 according models.com.
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Lea T opens up about keeping secrets (w/Video)

The male-to-female fashion muse gives an interview as one of the faces for the United Colors of Benetton's UNHATE ad campaign
31 January 2013 | By Jean Paul Zapata
" Who de we love more? A male-to-female model who's broken down boundaries as one of fashion's most desired faces?

"Or the fashion brands who've recognized her beauty and shared it with the world?"  --gaystarnews.com

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