Lea T. took to the runway in São Paulo Saturday night in celebration of Elle Brazil's 24th anniversary--but her turn on the catwalk marked an impor
Images from Brazilian swim label Blue Man's latest campaign featuring transsexual model Lea T. have just been released on Made in Brazil blog. Shot by Terry Richardson, the campaign features a gorgeous, tanned Lea T, clad in one of the label's lace-up one-pieces. The campaign also features Marlon Teixeira horsing around with another male model--though there's no sign yet of the two kissing, something else we were looking forward to seeing in the ads. What we like most about the ads, is that they embrace Lea T for what she is: A gorgeous, talented model.
Transsexual model Lea. T's supermodel star keeps rising. The Brazilian model has cornered the high fashion market landing editorials in Vogue Paris, walking for Givenchy, covering LOVE magazine (liplocked with Kate Moss as well as a solo cover), and now her success has gone mainstream. Lea T. became a household name following a compelling appearance on Oprah, and now she's landed a swimwear campaign for one of Brazil's biggest swimwear lines. Made in Brazil blog captured none other than Terry Richardson shooting Lea T. and a bevy of male models for Brazilian swim label Blue Man at the beach in Ipanema. Lea T. will also walk in the Blue Man show tomorrow at Fashion Rio, marking her first runway appearance in swim. To our knowledge, it's the first time a transgendered model has featured in a major swim campaign.