Here are more than 25 transgender models you should know and follow on Instagram. Whether you want to stay inspired by their creativity and style, or admire their courage for being true to themselves, follow these trendsetters and game-changers on social media. 

Shay Neary


Straight up stunning in my holiday casuals from @eloquii! . Sequins are lovely, but that’s not always my holiday mood, so a little touch of faux leather really hits the spot! . What are you wearing for the holidays? ? . #eloquii #plussizefashion #plussize #fatfashion #plussizestyle #style #holidaywear #honormycurves #plusmodel #fatandsassy #trans #transmodel #fat #eloquiiaddict

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


Isis King

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"

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.

Ines Rau


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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.

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.


Arisce Wanzer

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

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.

Geena Rocero


now serving coconut ? #taophilippines #kudkodpamore

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

Carmen Carrera


Thank you so much @fashionnova for inviting me to #PartywithCardi last night for #FNxCardi Collection!!

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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.

Jenna Talackova


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

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

Hari Nef


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

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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.

Valentijn Hingh


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

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

Treechada Petcharat


@calistaboutique ?????? for the special tailor bridesmaids dress.

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

Juliana Huxtable

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

Valentina Sampaio

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

Amanda Lepore

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

Ben Melzer

Ben Melzer is a trans fitness model.

Laith Ashley


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

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

Sophia Lamar


Ready for Fall. ? @lucascastropardo

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

Sarina Thai

Sarina Thai is a transgender model from Thailand.

Ren Spriggs


Also got to walk in New York Fashion week whee

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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."

Vikki Le

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

Alicia Pietá

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

Tiq Milan

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

Evalyn Jake

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

Munroe Bergdorf

Angela Ponce

Angela Ponce made history when she became the first transgender woman to compete in the Miss Universe contest. The 27-year-old model from Spain said it was "an honor and pride" to be part of the pageant and make history.

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