There have been a number of transgender celebrities who have made waves in the entertainment industry over the course of the past decade or so. They have been making efforts towards changing how society views transgender persons, which is a positive development. People who identify as transgender have been at the forefront of the gay rights movement from the beginning, demonstrating just how courageous they can be as a subgroup of the LGBTQ+ community. They have discovered invigorating ways to question the established quo and to elevate the thinking of the country with regard to queer people. Here are ten celebrities who identify as transgender and are helping to tear down barriers.
Caitlyn Jenner has quickly risen to become one of the most famous transgender superstars in the history of the world. It is well known that she had a coming out story that was one of the most widely discussed and covered in the media in the modern period. Her transition was the subject of great discussion and controversy, yet she went on to receive prizes for her courage, such as the ESPY prizes and the Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Her transition was controversial.
Ines Rau, who is of French and Algerian descent, is a model who made history by becoming the first transgender model to appear in Playboy Magazine. When the November issue of the magazine was published in 2017, Rau was featured as the centre fold. It is possible to view her in her entirety naked, and her appearance in the magazine was both courageous and motivational.
Valentina Sampaio, also known simply as Valentina, is a stunning Brazilian model and actress. In August of 2019, she made history by becoming the first openly transgender model to be hired by Victoria’s Secret, propelling her to the forefront of the modelling world. She also made history by becoming the very first transgender model to feature in the swimsuit issue of Sports Illustrated.
Nikkie De Jager
Nikkie de Jager is one of the most prominent transgender makeup artists and online influencers. Her videos have been viewed more than one billion times on YouTube. Early in the year 2020, she revealed her transgender identity. She is the recipient of a number of accolades for her work, including Teen Choice Awards.
The singer Conchita Wurst
Thomas Neuwirth is a music artist, singer, and drag queen who performs under the stage name Conchita. Neuwirth hails from Austria. After he triumphed at the 2014 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, he became widely acclaimed across the nation. He represented Austria and sang “Rise Like the Phoenix” as his contribution to the competition.
Laverne Cox is another extremely renowned transgender celebrity. In addition to acting, she is also an activist. Orange is the New Black is a Netflix original series, and it is mostly responsible for her widespread recognition. She is the first transgender person to ever be nominated for an Emmy in the acting category. Her accomplishments in her industry have been nothing short of extraordinary. With the show Doubt on CBS, she also made history by becoming the first transgender person to be cast in a regular role on a television series.
King of Isis
Isis King is not just a transgender model but also a fashion designer. She participated in the eleventh and seventeenth cycles of the reality competition series America’s Next Top Model as a participant on the show.
Indya Moore is a well-known transgender celebrity in her own right, having risen to the attention of the public when they began starring in the show Pose. On the show Pose, they play the role of Angel Evangelista. Back in 2019, they were recognised by Time magazine as one of the 100 most important persons in the world.
Left at London, better known by their stage name Nat Puff, is a transgender singer and songwriter in addition to being a popular figure on the internet. Her one-of-a-kind and creative songs, such as the album she released under that name, “Transgender Street Legend,” is largely responsible for her rise to fame.
Andreja Pejic is a model and an actor. She is of Bosnian and Australian descent. She is widely recognised as the very first androgynous supermodel in the history of the world. Since coming out as transgender in 2013, she has established herself as one of the most successful and well-known trans models in history. She has modelled clothes for both ladies and men at various points in her career. As a judge, she has participated in the series Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model. In 2018, she also appeared as an actress in the movie The Girl in the Spider’s Web. In addition to being the first transgender model to appear on the cover of Vogue, she has also graced the pages of Elle, GQ, and Marie Claire. She is recognised as one of the most successful transgender models in the history of the industry.