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A New Wave in Fashion? America’s 1st Transgender Modelling Agency Set to Launch

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Apple Modelling Agency - BellaNaija - July2015004It seems with the rising popularity of celebrity transgenders like Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner, the world is finding more and more ways to accept the transgender community.

A way this is happening is the branching out of Thai transgender modelling agency – Apple Modelling Agency – to the United States. This company deals mainly with trans talent and already represents a number of transgender and cisgender (regular models) as of recent outside the US. However, this Summer, they see the rising popularity of transgenders like Laverne, Janet Mock and Cait as the perfect timing for their agency to branch to the States.

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Speaking to Advocate Magazine, Cecilio Asuncion (Director, Apple Los Angeles) says “We see trans individuals as beautiful. Our strong commitment to developing them as successful models is never about quantifying or qualifying their gender. It’s never a question of if they are women or men, it’s about their passion and commitment to being the best possible models they can be.

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They currently have 6 models working with them in their new branch, and are looking for more talent.

Photo Credit: AppleModels.com

Jennifer is the Beauty Editor & Style Representative of BellaNaija.com. Get in touch - Send an email to: beauty(at)bellanaija.com or style(at)bellanaija.com | Follow us on Instagram: @bellanaijabeauty OR @bellanaijastyle | Follow us on Twitter: @bellanaijastyle

10 Comments

  1. hhhhhh

    July 27, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    God send us help.

  2. Naveah

    July 27, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    They’ve found a niche market, they are capitalizing on the noise surrounding Caitlin Jenner/Laverne Cox. It’s business.

  3. fleur

    July 27, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    Bella, abeg no dey publish these things. I feel like I am now in a sci-fi movie.

  4. nnenne

    July 27, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Female models should be worried.

  5. bn lover

    July 27, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    Na wa ohhhhh. Everywhere I turn now na transgender tins. God elp us!!!

  6. maame

    July 28, 2015 at 12:21 am

    seriously I don’t get des people!!! I mean Michael Jackson was criticized for getting a fairer skin but Bruce is being hailed for being a scientifically made woman n now a hero ptsrrrrr

  7. Her

    July 28, 2015 at 12:36 am

    Is that Asian female a transgender?now,I feel bad.do they have to look better than most normal females.???.

  8. Ada Nnewi

    July 28, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Females will soon become an extinct species or a controlled specie only used for child rearing…..

  9. lee

    July 28, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    nawa o hmmm, dis is getting scary

  10. red

    July 28, 2015 at 1:05 pm

    haaa. ibo ni aye n yi lo o *music*

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