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First transgender model for NZ Fashion Week?

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New Zealand Fashion Week could have its first transgender model make their way down the catwalk at this year's event.

Preparations are well underway, with casting beginning this weekend.

Eighteen-year-old Auckland-based model Manahou Mackay insists she's ready for the challenge, adding that it'll be an honour to be the first.

"I'm not against being branded a transgender model but I don't want people to just see me as transgender model - I'm just a person who happens to be transgender. It's not my brand or anything, it's just an afterthought, I think."

Fashion Week begins in Auckland on August 28.

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