A highly debated topic perhaps since For Your Eyes Only Bond Girl Caroline (Tula) Cossey made headlines in the 1980’s when she was outed for being a transgender model and actress, the press has stirred it up again recently since the formerly-male Jenna Talackova competed in the Miss Universe Canada Pageant. I’m curious how people really feel about transgender models now.
Are we worried about the sex of the person who is advertising clothing? Does it matter that a beautiful man looks fantastic promoting women’s fashion – or that the person used to be a man? And what about the latest headlines about the transgender model competing in Miss Universe Canada Pageant? Is it inappropriate or ground-breaking?
These models are beautiful, there’s no doubt. Is it wrong that they appear on magazine covers and in advertising? Would it be less of a problem for society to accept them if we didn’t know they used to be men? What do you think?