Male models posing in women's lingerie is the latest frontier that the entertainment world is taking us to. Beauty nowadays knows no boundaries of gender.
Models like Jenna Talackova, Lea T, Stas Fedyanin, Caroline “Tula” Cossey, Stav Strashko and the well-known Andrej Pejic stand as proof of how, when it comes to looks, designers, directors and magazine editors do not discriminate.
Jenna Talackova was a finalist in the Miss Universe Canada 2010 beauty pageant until rumors of her being a man got the 23-year-old disqualified from the prestigious competition. Jenna had begun hormone therapy at the age of 14, and a gender reassignment surgery followed at 19. The fact that she had to be a “naturally born female” was stipulated in the Miss Universe rule book.
Lea T was Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci's personal assistant until the Brazilian was chosen to headline Givenchy's Fall Winter 2010 campaign. A controversial kiss, the recipient of which was supermodel Kate Moss, landed her a cover on LOVE magazine.
is a Russian print and catwalk model currently modeling as both a woman and a man. He sports delicate features and slim physique, weighing just 45 kg (99 pounds) at 1.80m (5.9 ft).
Caroline “Tula” Cossey stared in the 1981 James Bond film For Your Eyes Only
, prompting headlines like “James Bond Girl Was a Boy.” According to TheVine
, Caroline is the first trans woman to appear on the pages of Playboy.
Stav Strashko strutted his – or her – stuff in the latest Toyota Auris Commercial. The shocking ad made an impact and catapulted the stunning male model from Ukraine to fame.
is the latest supermodel to grab headlines for appearing in lingerie ads. Serbian-born and Australian-raised Pejic was featured in Dutch retailer Hema's latest campaign, sporting the Mega Push-Up Bra that can lift you bust, well, even if you don't have one.