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Trannies Taking Over The Catwalk


Watch out Naomi…transgenders are coming for your crown. If you’ve been living under a rock and still don’t know what ‘transgender’ means, let me break it down for you so it will be forever and consistently broke (I love Love Jones!!!) Transgender is the state of one’s “gender identity” (self-identification as woman, man, neither or both) not matching one’s “assigned sex” (identification by others as male, female or intersex based on physical/genetic sex). “Transgender” does not imply any specific form of sexual orientation.

Bosnian model Andrej Pejic, and Brazilian Lea T are causing a frenzy in the world of high fashion. Natural born female supermodels are glancing nervously over their bony shoulders at their male counterparts whose flawless gender bending looks and statuesque physiques have made them famous.

Andrej Pejic had many people question his gender when he made his first appearance at Jean Paul Gaultier’s Spring 2011 show. That same season, he also made an appearance walking for John Galliano, Paul Smith and Raf Simons. Andrej was then featured in an editorial for Vogue Paris September 2010, photographed by Mert & Marcus. Since then, the undeniable star has gone on to be photographed by Willy Vanderperre, Steven Meisel and Juergen Teller. Pejic was actually discovered while working at McDonalds. Pejic was spotted shortly before his seventeenth birthday. “I was working in McDonald’s part time, and this guy came in — he wanted a cheeseburger. He then told me to see him at his modelling agency.” Did he think you were a woman? “I don’t know, he didn’t say. Obviously, when I went into the agency, they figured it all out … But they signed me up right away.”

As the face of Givenchy, the darling of Carine Roitfeld and Kate Moss’s co-star on the cover of LOVE magazine, Lea T is the fashion world’s hottest property right now. But the story behind the Brazilian supermodel’s success is even more fascinating, as she was actually born Leandro Cerezo – male – and is undergoing hormone replacement therapy in preparation for a full sex-change. The 28-year-old, whose father is former footballer Toninho Cerezo, spoke of her difficult transition from man to woman in an interview with Oprah Winfrey. ‘When you start the hormones, it’s really, really hard. It’s not a game. Your body starts to change in a short time,’ she said. “‘The skin is changed a lot. The cheek bones grow. The hair, it becomes super long. The hips become bigger.” Lea told Oprah that she had always felt different, even as a child, and for a long time hoped she was simply gay, because it would have been easier for her family to accept.

As the muse of Givenchy’s creative director Riccardo Tisci, Lea T has graced the catwalk at the label’s Haute Couture shows, and starred in its campaign. But the designer first spotted the Brazilian beauty’s potential when she was appointed as his personal assistant. In an interview with trade title WWD he said: ‘Lea has innate elegance – she’s a true goddess!’ ‘She’s always been very feminine – super-fragile, very aristocratic. ‘She’s part of the [Givenchy] family,’ he added.

Lea appears with Kate Moss on the cover of British fashion bible LOVE magazine

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3 responses

  1. Better looking than fat women.

    April 19, 2011 at 4:44 am

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  3. Yasi

    It’s amazing how a person who does not know what she/he is talking about tries to pass herself/himself as knowledgeable. This person’s explanation of what transgender is is so ludicrous its actually comical. Unfortunately other ignorant people read it and take it as the truth. First, this person needs to learn the difference between sex and gender.

    Sex as to do with biology while gender with social standards:

    Oxford English Dictionary: “Sex refer to biological differences… while gender refers to cultural or social ones.”

    Wikipedia: “The distinction between sex and gender is a concept that distinguishes sex, the biological makeup of an individual’s reproductive anatomy, from gender, an individual’s lifestyle often culturally learned.”

    Then this person needs to understand the difference between a transgender person and a transsexual (not a tranni – that is insulting to transsexuals). Andrej is transgendered and not a “tranni.” While Lea is a transsexual.

    Transgender people identify with the sex they were born with, but not with their gender. They are OK with having male or female genitals. All you have to do to understand the term is to look at the word carefully. It’s two words in one….TRANS GENDER.

    Simply put, these are people who transcend the barriers or “GENDER” set by society and not biological sex. They transend the barriers of what is considered “normal” behavior for females and males. It could be a woman who dresses like a male or in an ambigous way. Like Andrej, it could be a men that likes to wear women’s underwear or completely xdress. Ether as an occasional sexual fetish or full time.

    Transsexual, again, is a combination of two words…TRANS SEXUAL. These are people who obviously transend the biological barriers of sex. They want to change sex because they do not identify with the sex they were born with. Not the “sex they were assigned with.” No one can assigned you a sex. You are BORN with it and the sex marker in your birth certificate only reflects what “junk” you were born with.

    The only people who are assigned a sex are intersex people born with ambigous genitals. Theese babies are often butchered by surgeons in the hope of guessing right the sex these people will identify with in the future.

    So transsexual people transcend the barriers of sex because they change sex by the use of hormones and sex change surgery. For those who can afford it, they also go through other treatments and surgeries as well. Such as female behavior and voice coaching, permanent hair removal, feminizing plastic surgery (breast, hips, and buttocks implants) and even FFS (Fecial Femenization Surgery).

    Transsexuals are also considered transgender because they not only transcend the Barrie’s of sex, but of gender as well. They just don’t change sex, but obviously change the way they dress and behave (gender).

    The article or blog starts wrong right off the bat by making an ignorant comment…. “Trannis Taking Over Catwalk.” Again, the world “tranni” is insulting to transsexuals. Pretty much like calling a Japanese a “Jap,” or a white person a Red Neck or Craker or many other names. Also it’s not just insulting to these people, but the tittle is misleading because Andrej is not a transsexual. Whether the person writing this article is transpohibic or not does not matter, the fact is she/he makes herself/himself sound like one.

    I would hate to read a blog by this person about intersex people. Wow, that would be something!

    October 20, 2013 at 4:06 pm

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