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PHOTOS: 25 transgender models you should follow on Instagram

Follow these transgender models if you want to add more flair to your IG feed.
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    Carmen Carrera|Instagram, carmen_carrera

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    Alicia Pietá|Instagram, aliciapieta

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    Amanda Lepore|Instagram, amandalepore

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    Arisce Wanzer|Instagram, ariscestocrat

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    Evalyn Jake |Instagram, evalynjake

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    Andreja Pejic|Instagram, andrejapejic

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    Vikki Le|Instagram, iamvikkile

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    Geena Rocero|Instagram, geenarocero

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    Ben Melzer|Instagram, egoshooter

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    Hari Nef|Instagram, harinef

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    Jenna Talackova|Instagram, jentalackova

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    Laith Ashley|Instagram, laith_ashley

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    Lea T|Instagram, leacerezo

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    Juliana Huxtable|Instagram, julianahuxtable

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    Shay Neary|Instagram, shadeyshay

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    Isis King|Instagram, msisisking

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    Sarina Thai|Instagram, sarina_thai

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    Tiq Milan|Instagram, themrmilan

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    Sophia Lamar|Instagram, sophialamarnyc

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    Ren Spriggs|Instagram, renbeep

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    Ines Rau|Instagram, supa_ines

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    Valentijn Hingh|Instagram, valentijndehingh

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    Valentina Sampaio|Instagram, valentts

Whether you want to stay inspired by their creativity or sense of style, or admire their courage for being true to themselveves, here are 25 transgender models you should know and follow on Instagram.


1. Shay Neary

Shay Neary is the first plus-sized transgender model to be featured in major fashion campaigns.

2. Isis King

Like so many others, my 2016 has went in so many directions. I moved cross country to L.A. completely leaving my comfort zone this summer, got a car, and filmed a new T.V. show. It's a scary time for me at 31 10/01 (30 when I moved) to once again start over. New place, new people, and the hustle to find work as an Actress/Model....but my mission has stayed the same. I have so much to do and it is so stressful when you feel like it's not happening fast enough. Sometimes it's ok to cry, to let it out and feel shitty ONLY if you get back up and develop a plan. I don't make New Years Resolutions but I will say this.... I will continue to smile and break rules. I will continue to progress and move up. I will stare fear in the eyes and make it my bitch! I'm on this journey. I love it. I hate it. But it's mines. Smile with me, 2017 will be ours. Xo 📷 Photo Credit: @_corymalcolm ❤ #nye #2017 #antm #topmodel #smile #isis #king #isisking #queen #chartreuse #neongreen #buzzed #platnium #twa #motivation #inspire #inspiration #strut #oxygen #libra #androgynous #tomboy #americanapparel #hollywood #dmv #maryland #marylandgirl #losangeles

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Isis King is a fashion model and designer and she is best known for her appearance on season 11 of "America's Next Top Model"

3. Lea T

@glamouritalia #giovannigastel Hair @marcominunnohair makeup @silviadellorto

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Brazilian supermodel Lea T is considered to be one of the world's most popular models and has been a part of many fashion campaigns. She is best known for modeling in Riccardo Tisci's Givenchy and posing nude for Vogue France.

4. Ines Rau

A photo posted by INES RAU (@supa_ines) on

Ines Rau is a 25 year-old transgender model who was born in Paris and is of French-North African decent. She began modeling in Paris and she is best known for her steamy photoshoot for France's OOB Magazine with male supermodel Tyson Beckford. You can view the NSFW photos from the shoot here.

5. Ayadian Dowling

Ayadian Dowling is a transgender model, bodybuilder, vlogger and activist. He became the first transgender model to land the cover of Men's Health magazine.

6. Arisce Wanzer

Model and cast member of "Strut" on the Oxygen network.

7. Andreja Pejic

Bought new jeans

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Andreja Pejic is a Bosnian model who is best known for brands such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs and DKNY.

8. Geena Rocero

now serving coconut 🌴 #taophilippines #kudkodpamore

A photo posted by geenarocero (@geenarocero) on

Geena Rocero is a model, transgender advocate, TED speaker from New York City. She has over 28,000 followers on Instagram.

9. Carmen Carrera

She's so '90s 👌🏻

A photo posted by Carmen Carrera | Model•Actress (@carmen_carrera) on

Carmen Carrera is a reality television star, burlesque performer and is best known for appearing on the third season of "RuPaul's Drag Race," and has been featured in the work of world famous photographer David La Chapelle.

10. Jenna Talackova

Rise and grind my loves! #BTS Photographer: @solmazsaberi Hair: @_ep_ Makeup : @bookjanelle @lionessebeauty

A photo posted by 婕娜 (@jentalackova) on

Jenna Talackova is a 28-year-old Canadian model and television personality.

11. Hari Nef

[chopped and screwed remix of gilmore girls theme song plays quietly throughout the caboose]

A photo posted by Hari Nef (@harinef) on

Hari Nef is a model and actress who was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is best known as the first transgender model to be signed to IMG Worldwide modeling agency.

12. Valentijn Hingh

And I'm off to Paris again! With last week's show for @peetdullaert still on my mind 💭❤️ #paris #fashionweek #ss16

A photo posted by Valentijn De Hingh (@valentijndehingh) on

Valentijn is a transgender Dutch model who has been featured in H&M campaigns.

13. Treechada Petcharat

@calistaboutique 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 for the special tailor bridesmaids dress.

A photo posted by poydtreechada (@poydtreechada) on

Treechada Petcharat - who is widely known as Nong Poy - is a transgender model in Thailand.

14. Juliana Huxtable

Juliana Huxtable is a model, DJ, and artist from New York City.

15. Valentina Sampaio

Valentina Sampaio is a 19-year-old trans model who was featured on the cover of Vogue Brazil in October 2016.

16. Amanda Lepore

Amanda Lepore is a model, socialite, singer, and performance artist.

17. Ben Melzer

Ben Melzer is a trans fitness model.

18. Laith Ashley

1, 2, 3, and pose. 😜 #bodyparty #fit #fitness #eyecandy

A photo posted by Laith Ashley [De La Cruz]🇩🇴 (@laith_ashley) on

Laith Ashley is a male transgender model who got his modeling break when he was featured in Barney's New York ads.

19. Sophia Lamar

Ready for Fall. 📸 @lucascastropardo

A photo posted by Sophia Lamar (@sophialamarnyc) on

Sophia Lamar is a former Club Kid model and actress from New York City.

20. Sarina Thai

Sarina Thai is a transgender model from Thailand.

21. Ren Spriggs

Also got to walk in New York Fashion week whee

A photo posted by Ren Spriggs (@renbeep) on

Ren Spriggs is a trans model based out of West Hollywood. She is currently signed with Slay Model Management and has appeared on Oxygen's "Strut."

22. Vikki Le

Blue hair #Best9of2016

A photo posted by ✨VIKKI LE✨ (@iamvikkile) on

Vikki Le is a trans model, activist, and writer based in New York City.

23. Alicia Pietá

Alicia Pietá is a Brazilian model, makeup artist, and actress.

24. Tiq Milan

Tiq Milan is a model, activist, writer, poet and speaker.

25. Evalyn Jake

Evalyn is a 19-year-old model who is currently signed with Trans Models NYC and Oh My Management.

 

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