Last year Apple Model Management in Thailand became the first agency in the world to represent transgender models and this summer, it's coming to Los Angeles.
While the Thailand branch also represents stable cisgender (non-trans) male and female models, the new LA company will solely represent transgender models.
A transgender model from Apple Model Management in Thailand at a photoshoot
“We see trans individuals as beautiful,” LA agency director Cecilio Asuncion told Advocate.
“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.”
With six transgender women already on their books, the agency is now seeking new faces - trans women who are 5'8" and up and trans men who are 6’ and up.
With transgender models like Andreja Pejic and Lea T taking over the fashion world, it was only a matter of time before modelling agencies took note and we reckon it's going to be a big success.