Inside New York’s First Transgender Modeling Agency [The Atlantic]

Published on September 17th, 2015 in The Atlantic. This first-look, exclusive spawned stories in Forbes, The Daily Mail, TimeOut NY, Refinery29 and The Huffington Post:

TMPeche Di, a Thai beauty queen who studied at New York University, spent five years booking occasional modeling gigs and looking for an agency to represent her. “They didn’t understand me,” she says, “so I struggled to find work.”

Finally, this past May, she decided to do something about the lack of opportunities for her and other transgender models. The 26-year-old walked into the county clerk’s office downtown and filed the paperwork for Trans Models, creating New York City’s first transgender modeling agency—and one of only three in the country, and perhaps the world.

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