via Paper magazine:
In response to remarks made by Victoria’s Secret chief marketing officer Ed Razek that the lingerie brand wouldn’t cast transgender models because they don’t sell the “fantasy” of skinny, white cis womanhood the company promotes, queer cultural visionary Love Bailey dreamed up a list of 18 transgender models who should be cast in the next VS show, or better yet on a runway where they are welcome and celebrated.
Those models included: Valentina Sampaio, Nakita Dragun, Yasmine Petty, and of course the ever-iconic Amanda Lepore.
Amanda, though, let it be known that while Victoria’s Secret might not want her, she definitely doesn’t want THEM.
“Thanks LoveBailey. While Victoria’s Scret thinks trans or plus-size models do not meet their standards, their products do not actually meet MY standards. So, we’re good. #MyPreferenceIsQualityAndEquality”
HA! You tell ’em!
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