Naomi Campbell Voices Support for Trans Models on the Runway


By Stacy Lambe

"I encourage even more diversity in the fashion world."

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At the 2014 GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles, Naomi Campbell voiced her support and encouraged the fashion industry to be more accepting of trans models. 

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"I encourage even more diversity in the fashion world, that includes welcoming trans models to the runways," Campbell said, looking stunning in a Gucci leopard print gown while introducing Ellen Page. She also paid respect to Lea T and former RuPaul's Drag Race contestant Carmen Carrera, both of whom have been breaking down barriers in the fashion industry. 

"Much love Lea T and also to Carmen Carrera," Campbell said.  "The truth is LGBT culture and fashion go hand in hand. They flourish in light of making bold and brave statements."