Transgender model Teddy Quinlivan has a new gig, and it’s a historic one.
Quinlivan, 25, has modeled for years and appeared on the runway for Chanel in the past, but
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">she said on Instagram she didn’t expect to work for Chanel again after publicly announcing she was transgender.
“When I came out I knew I'd stop working with some brands. I thought I'd never work with the iconic house of Chanel ever again,” she wrote.
“But here I am in Chanel Beauty Advertising. I am the first openly trans person to work for the House of Chanel, and I am deeply humbled and proud to represent my community.”
She called it a “triumphant moment” for her and other transgender models.
Quinlivan has worked on other beauty ad campaigns in the past and appeared in fashion shows for a number of designers, including Gucci, Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Moschino and Altuzarra.
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