Apple Model Management, a modeling agency that only represents transgender models, is opening an office in Los Angeles, reports the lawyer.
The organization, which opened in Thailand in November 2014, has become the first agency to represent transgender models. The LA Division already represents six transgender women and is always looking to add models to its roster (interested applicants over 5-foot-8 can apply here).
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“Our firm commitment to developing them as successful role models is never about quantifying or qualifying their gender,” Cecilio Asunciondirector of the Apple LA agency, said the lawyer. “It’s never about whether they’re female or male, it’s about their passion and commitment to being the best role models they can be.”
It’s not yet clear when the office will open or where it will be located in Los Angeles (we’ve reached out to Apple and are awaiting comment), but with transgender models including Taylor Swift best friend Andreja pejic, Lea T and Modcloth’s the latest spokesperson to land major fashion and beauty campaigns, it’s time for the modeling industry to start taking notice in a much more formal way.