Transgender Carmen Carrera A Victoria Secret Angel
Will Victoria Secret be breaking new ground and making a transgender women their next Angel? If Carmen Carrera and her fans had their way, they would.
Carmen Carrera’s fans have petitioned for the transgender performer to join the ranks of Heidi Klum and Gisele Bundchen and become the latest Angel to grace the runway.
CNN reports Carrera as saying – “Trans women are a part of the female population and I think that they deserve a respectful representation,” Carrera said. “It would be pretty amazing for Victoria’s Secret to be that huge corporation that embraces trans women. We shop there as well. I can only hope and dream, but I think it’s time. And, I meet most of the requirements and have credibility as a model. They should do it.”
Victoria’s Secret are strangely quiet on the subject.
Carmen Carrera was born Christopher Roman from New Jersey. Her first claim to fame was on Season Three of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” on the LOGO network. She began her transition to a woman shortly after the show finished.
Carmen Carrera admitted that her transformation into a woman was both a physical and emotional uphill battle.
“I run into a lot of ignorance and stupidity,” Carrera said. “It gets really frustrating, but you have to take yourself out of it and realize what’s happening in the bigger picture. A lot of people are still uncomfortable with this idea, I don’t know why. I think most of the country and the world haven’t gotten to know trans people. If you don’t know me, get to know me. I’m open, honest and genuine.”
“It’s difficult for people (who) don’t know trans men and women to wrap their head around the whole thing,” Campbell said. “That’s why it’s so important that more trans people have a chance to tell their stories and, as is the case with Carmen, to give a face … to the trans movement.”
While Carrera failed to be part of the Victoria’s Secret runway show in New York on November 13, she said she has the love and support from those that matter most: her family, friends and fans.
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