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12 transgender models who are changing the industry

INSIDER Logo By Frank Olito of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 13: 
  Transgender models are changing the 
    modeling industry, making it more inclusive. 
  
  
    Transgender women
    like Hunter Schafer, Valentina Sampaio, Hari Nef, and MiMi Tao
    are making waves in the world of modeling. 
  
  Similarly, transgender men like Nathan Westling, Chella Man,
  and Laith Ashley are also game-changing models.
  
  
    Visit
    Insider's homepage for more stories.
  

  Transgender
  people have had a long, complicated history in the modeling
  industry. In the '60s, April Ashley, for example, 
  was a popular underwear model in Vogue, but when a British
  newspaper revealed she was a transgender woman, she never modeled
  in the country again. 

  Today, the modeling industry is starting to be more open and
  accepting of the idea that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes -
  no matter the gender. 

  Here are some of the top transgender models in the industry
  today.

  • Transgender models are changing the modeling industry, making it more inclusive.
  • Transgender women like Hunter Schafer, Valentina Sampaio, Hari Nef, and MiMi Tao are making waves in the world of modeling.
  • Similarly, transgender men like Nathan Westling, Chella Man, and Laith Ashley are also game-changing models.
  • Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.

Transgender people have had a long, complicated history in the modeling industry. In the '60s, April Ashley, for example, was a popular underwear model in Vogue, but when a British newspaper revealed she was a transgender woman, she never modeled in the country again.

Today, the modeling industry is starting to be more open and accepting of the idea that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes - no matter the gender.

Here are some of the top transgender models in the industry today.

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