A Filipino transgender made waves at the New York Fashion Week 2019 as she walked for a swimwear brand.
Geena Rocero seems to be doing it all. She is a model, TED speaker, producer and transgender advocate based in New York City.
At this year’s New York Fashion Week, Rocero walked down the runway in her stunning neon pink bikini with a turquoise skirt for swimwear brand Chromat. On her Facebook, Rocero shared a clip of her sassy walk.
This year wasn’t Rocero’s first time down the iconic fashion show. Last year, Rocero was part of the historic “all transgender models” runway show at the New York Fashion Week. Los Angeles-based designer Marco Marco cast 34 transgender models for his runway show. This was considered as one for the books because it was the first fashion show in history that featured only transgender models in a major event.
The Manila-born model is one of the first trans models to be featured on the cover of any Harper’s BAZAAR international edition, and has walked runways for international labels Chromat, Carmen Marc Valvo, and Marco Marco.
If being a supermodel isn’t impressive enough for you, Rocero is also the founder of “Gender Proud”; an advocacy and aid organization that stands up for the rights of transgender people worldwide to “self-identify with the fewest possible barriers”. Rocero has been awarded and honored for her advocacy.
The Manila-born model is also a proud Filipina. Rocero is grateful that she was raised in the Philippines where she was able to “fully expressed her femininity at a young age by joining and becoming one of the most prominent transgender beauty queens.” On her Facebook, she even posted a throwback photo of her gay pageant days in Pansol, Laguna.
Click on the image below to watch Geena slay the NYFW: