6 Trans Models Who Are Changing the Beauty Space

Yasmine Petty, a transgender model, has walked runways alongside Naomi Campbell and Karolina Kurkova. Makeup artist Pat McGrath utilised her as an ambassador for her Skin Fetish 003 launch. But before establishing herself in the industry, Petty would book gigs until agencies discovered she was transgender, to which the use of her photos would be denied. Petty's journey is a window into the progression of transgender individuals in media: While the mainstream has become more accepting, we still have major strides to make.

In the larger picture, we're lagging. But individually, it's inspiring to see trans models trailblazing their way through the industry, landing major campaigns and covering magazines and, of course, clearing the path for others. Below, take a look at some of the most successful transgender individuals who are redefining what it means to be a model.