The first openly gay participant to grace the runway of America’s Next Top Model also has the voice of an angel. He has a criminally slept on album, Unify, which came out in 2017.
2. Laith Ashley @laith_ashley
The transgender singer, actor, and model recently was a member of the pit crew on season 10 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. OUT caught up with hunk earlier this month to discuss his struggles breaking into the entertainment industry as a transgender person of color.
3. Munroe Bergdorf @munroebergdorf
The transgender activist and model consistently uses her platform to discuss issues surrounding race, gender, and identity.
4. Rain Dove @raindovemodel
The firefighter turned model and “gender capitalist” is shaking up gender norms in the fashion and modeling industry.
5. Buck Angel @buckangel
The adult film star and transgender activist recently signed with the modeling agency Zandwagon, which prides itself in being, “The first talent management to represent people from all walks of life. From Queer to Muslim, Cis to Punk, our goal is to bring beautiful faces to spotlight a beautiful future.”
The transgender runway and editorial fashion model is of Moroccan and Italian descent.
8. Catherine McNeil @catmcneil
This bisexual icon won the model search contest hosted by Girlfriend at 14 years-old. Since then, the Australian model has appeared in numerous high fashion advertising campaigns including those of Dior, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Hermès.
9. Shaun Ross @shaundross
Ross is the first albino male model to have been been featured in Vogue and GQ. He's walked for designers like Givenchy and Alexander McQueen.
10. Freja Beha Erichsen @frejabeha.erichsen
The Danish model has been dubbed the “Queen of Cool” and is known for her androgynous looks.
11. Becky Holladay @mickeypancake
The Portland-dweller is an androgynous tomboy who knows how to rock a leather jacket better than any guy out there. Previous clients have included, Actual Pain, NICCE London, Charlie Boy clothing, and Sticks and Stones jewelry.
12. Aydian Dowling @alionsfear
The first transgender man to ever grace the cover of Men’s Health, Aydian is also a motivational speaker.
13. Courtney McCullough @courtneymccullough6
The L.A. native studied dance at a conservatory in London before returning to L.A. for her modeling career. She told After Ellen, “I am an avid world traveler and have traveled all over Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East solo."
14. Godfrey Gao @godfreygao
The Taiwanese-born Canadian model was the first Asian model to be signed by Louis Vuitton, earning him the title of “World’s First Asian Supermodel.”