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The trans community has been in the news a lot lately following Caitlyn Jenner’s coming out and her honor to receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Now the community is making headlines again as Los Angeles welcomes Apple Model Management, a transgender modeling agency. The agency is a branch of Thailand-based Apple Models Management, which once formed a trans division in its home country, but now it’s grown, and we couldn’t be happier with the move towards a more diverse representation in the fashion industry. Here are more trans models on the catwalk!

Trans models are exploding on the catwalks right now. Notable names like Andreja Pejic are making serious waves in the fashion and entertainment industries. Pejic recently appeared on stage with Taylor Swift, giving her a slew of exposure to people who may not know who is currently marching on the hottest catwalks. Plus, her latest campaign with Make Up For Ever is absolutely flawless. “Be Bold. Be Unexpected. Be You,” is the campaign slogan, and it’s the perfect way to describe Pejic, who made a triumphant return to the catwalks as a trans woman. Seeing someone like Pejic land in Vogue editorials and campaigns is a turndown, and we hope to see more.

The transgender branch of Apple Models Management in Los Angeles will be led by the talented director Cecilio Asuncion who just released the document “What’s the T?” about the struggles and triumphs of five transgender women. Of the branch opening and models, Asuncion recounted the lawyer“Our firm commitment to developing them as successful role models is never about quantifying or labeling their gender…It’s never about whether they’re female or male, it’s about their passion and their commitment to being the best role models they can be.”

We absolutely can’t wait to see the gorgeous trans men and women who sign with Apple Model Management. Their agency already has a long list of gorgeous and talented models, and with a trans activist like Asuncion at the helm, the effort is sure to be a way to get the fashion industry to understand that inclusion is beautiful. and that the trans is too.

Image: Andreja Pejic/Instagram

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