The Victoria’s Secret fashion show is one of the most celebrated events featuring the sexiest models and the hottest musicians. And now they are one of the most controversial as they consider having their first Transgender model on the runway. 28-year-old Carmen Carrera is petitioning to become an Angel and walk for Victoria’s Secret. On November 6th, when the petition went live over 27,000 people had signed it in the first hour.
Formerly known as Christopher Roman, Carrera joined RuPaul’s Drag Race in 2011, became an outspoken advocate for the LGBT Community by making videos on YouTube about how to face everyday problems when you’re growing up as a transsexual individual, and got signed to Elite International, one of the biggest modelling agencies in the world.
In 2012, she walked for swimwear designer Marco-Marco so she has the confidence, the walk, the face, and the body of a lingerie model. But she become the next Angel? We will have to watch when the show airs on Tuesday, December 10.
Mark Abenir, JCI Fashion Grad