26 Celebrities that are Transgender: Pakistani, American, British, Canadian & Indian
Transgender Celebrities male to female | Transgender Celebrities nobody knew about
1. Caitlyn Jenner
Caitlyn (formerly known as Bruce) has created an explosion of awareness in the transgender community through his very-public transition from male to female. From his interview with Diane Sawyer to the Keeping Up With the Kardashians special, Bruce has been super transparent about his gender identity. She culminated the transformation by showing off her new outward appearance on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine.
2. Andreja Pejic
We often find ourselves jealous of the beauties we see on the runways — but Andreja brings it to a whole new level. She takes edgy risks like Kendall Jenner (think piercings and smoked-out eye shadow) but has the catwalk grace of a “supe” (like Naomi). No wonder top fashion houses like Jean Paul Gaultier hire her to model women’s clothes. Last year, she openly underwent reassignment surgery and an official name change (from Andrej to Andreja), securing her spot in fashion history.
3. Conchita Wurst
This bearded beauty is another Jean Paul Gaultier runway alum. She’s mostly known for winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 for her jam “Rise Like a Phoenix.” The Austrian — known for making bombshell waves and lush lashes look pretty with a bit of scruff — turned heads recently on the Golden Globes red carpet.
4. Isis King
It’s fair to say Isis is one of the most well-known trans models on the small screen, after two seasons on America’s Next Top Model. Plus, she was the first trans woman to ever compete on the show. She’s gone on to show off her amazing cheekbones as an American Apparel model.
5. Lea T
You can’t just get chosen to be Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci’s muse if you don’t have a lewk. Lea T has broken boundaries by not only becoming a mainstay in the fashion industry, but also by grabbing a prestigious position as the face of Redken. And it’s no wonder the L’Oréal brand scooped her up — she has a dreamy, long textured mane. Talk about Coachella hair!
6. Alexis Arquette
You may remember the actress, musician, and cabaret performer from movies like Pulp Fiction, but perhaps her biggest claim to fame was playing a Boy George in The WeddingSinger. We’ll never forget her ’80s beauty style rendition of “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?”
7. Candis Cayne
After making a name for herself performing in the NYC club scene in the ’90s, Candis found her way to the small screen in 2007 when she took on the role of a transgender mistress on ABC’s Dirty Sexy Money. It was one of the first transgender characters on TV. But it wasn’t her last: she later appeared as a transgender character on Nip/Tuck. We see why she was such a fit for TV with her honey blond hair and glowing skin.
8. Ines Rau
This Parisian beauty transitioned at age 16 and arrived in the spotlight in November 2013 when she posed nude with ’90s model Tyson Beckford in a racy photo editorial for OOB, a luxury French magazine. Just like other Parisian beauties, she has that je ne sais quoi sexiness of barely there makeup and just-woke-up textured hair.
9. Janet Mock
The former People magazine editor showed off her writing skills in her book, Redefining Realness. What she has really done is helped redefine transgender women in the media: in 2012, she started the viral Twitter hashtag #GirlsLikeUs (which was meant to empower trans women). We’re just as obsessed with her braveness in putting her story out there in essays for xoJane and Marie Claire as we are with her natural spiral curls.
10. Laverne Cox
Laverne Cox is an LGBT advocate and actress who is best known for playing Sophia Burset in the Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black.”
11. Janet Mock
Janet Mock is a writer, transgender activist, former staff editor at., and the author of “Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More.”
12. Balian Buschbaum
Balian Buschbaum is a former German Olympic pole vaulter who was born female, as Yvonne Buschbaum.
13. Jenna Talackova
The Canadian model made headlines and broke down barriers, in 2012, when she legally fought to be allowed to compete in Miss Universe Canada. By the way, she won the title of Miss Congeniality.
14. Sylvia Rivera
An American drag queen, gay liberation and transgender activist, Rivera was a founding member of both the Gay Liberation Front and the Gay Activists Alliance. She also co-founded the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR), a group dedicated to helping homeless young drag queens and trans women of color.
15. Christine Jorgenson
Born George William Jr., Jorgenson fought in the U.S. Army during World War II, and underwent a series of sex reassignment surgeries in Denmark after her service. She was the subject of a NY Daily News cover story in the 1960s that made her a household name.
16. Carmen Carrera
As a reality star, model, and burlesque performer who appeared on RuPaul’s Drag Race and Real Housewives of New York City, she has announced that she is a transgender woman and not a man in drag, as was presented on television.
17. Lana Wachowski
As one of the world’s most successful movie producers (as half of the duo formerly known as the Wachowski brothers), she helped created the successful Matrix franchise, as well as dozens of other well-known movies, including V for Vendetta, Speed Racer, and Cloud Atlas.
18. Kim Petras
Kim Petras faced the world with courage when her gender transition made news. She is a German pop singer and a song writer too.
19. Nikki Chawla
Nikki is the first woman from ‘Aamchi Mumbai’ India, to get frustrated of her genital genes and getting converted into woman. Being from an orthodox family, it wasn’t easy for Nikki to take this decision. She is gently making her way in modelling and soon will be seen hosting reality shows.
Mallika is a successful model and perhaps the first transgender person to enter a beauty pageant competition from India. She has gone through four surgeries and many more transformations to get converted completely into a female. Mallika is an inspiration to many of the transgender women from India.
21. Kelly van der Veer
She has everything which makes a girl look complete! Am I right? Kelly is a famous Dutch television personality and underwent a surgery at an early age of 19. She came to fame as a transgender person in the Dutch version of Big Brother.
22. Chamila Asanka
Chamila Asanka has made several headlines in news all over Sri lanka and Asian countries to closely confess about her transformation decision in public.She has participated in many modelling assignments and pageant competitions
23. Carla Antonelli
Transexuality didn’t stop this Spain model from moving further. She is the first transgender model to be appointed in Spain legislature and also runs various campaigns and projects supporting transsexual people.
24. Helen Wong
Helen is an American model and a nightlife hostess. She has also attracted the business class for modelling and has claimed to walk many fashion shows. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from California.
Harisu looks excellent and is also famous transgender model from Asia. Initially she used to work in various cosmetic advertisements and later appeared as a successful model as well as actress from Korea.
Rimal is a transgender model from Pakistan and has been recently featured in remake of “Aaj phir tumpe pyar aaya hai”. Rimal looks beautiful and defends the Pakistani government courageously for her decision of changing gender.