Model Carmen Carrera came to fame after appearing on the third season of Logo reality show “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” She made headlines shortly after, when she transitioned at the conclusion of the show, which details RuPaul's search for "America's next drag superstar." Now, Carrera looks to become Victoria's Secret’s first transgender model.
The 28-year-old beauty, born Christopher Roman, has already been signed to Elite Model Management, after placing fifth on the RuPaul reality show. She's has made a name for herself in the modeling world, being featured in high-end magazine W twice, and walking in L.A. Fashion Week for Marco Marco last month.
Additionally, she's highly visible in the transgender community as an advocate of LGBT human rights.
Now, her fans want her to go even further, by becoming the first transgender model to walk in the coveted Victoria’s Secret fashion show, which takes place annually.
A new petition on Change.org asks for signatures to get Carrera into next year’s show. Fans are beyond excited for the model, who already has more than 23,000 signatures. “I think you definitely represent a beauty standard that Victoria's Secret is missing: You are a gorgeous woman with killer curves, and in an industry that asks for skinny-Minnie girls, you are most certainly a Glamazon! They haven't had good curves on stage since Tyra Banks retired... I wish you the best of luck, mama!” Brittany Anderson wrote on Facebook.
Some fans are thinking even bigger. “I want Carmen to be the first Trans person on the Cover of Vogue! Don't stop at Victoria's Secret! Shoot for the stars!” Mark Frazer wrote.
Earlier this week, Carrera responded to the petition, posting on Facebook: “I just want to say THANK YOU soooooo much to the fans who started this petition! I love you guys! Let's share it and make it MAJOR!!!”
Amethyst Tate graduated summa cum laude from Middlebury College with a B.A. in Sociology/Anthropology. During her time at IBT, her articles have been sourced by various...