@VictoriasSecret: Make Carmen Carrera the first trans VS model
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@VictoriasSecret: Make Carmen Carrera the first trans VS model

    1. Marco Regalado
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      Marco Regalado

      Bakersfield, CA

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I first saw Carmen Carrera as a contestant on RuPaul's Drag Race and have been a huge fan of hers, and the show, ever since. She famously became the first contestant to come out as a transgender woman and transition after the show. Since then she's been a successful model doing ads for Orbitz, features in W Magazine, and has taken the NY and LA runways by storm! She’s an inspiration to me and the millions of people who identify as LGBT.

That's why I'm calling on Victoria’s Secret to ask Carmen be their first transgender model. 

Victoria's Secret is well-known for launching the careers of supermodels and being an iconic American brand. Victoria's Secret Angels push the barriers whether it’s on the runway or in photo shoots -- and that's just what Carmen does! She's a force to be reckoned with and deserves to walk the same runway as legends like Gisele and Heidi Klum.

By asking Carmen to be a model, Victoria's Secret would show the entire community that they embrace trans patrons. There are so many prejudices toward the trans community, even within the LGBT community, and many trans individuals are not seen as real people. To see a transgender model walk would show that trans women are to be taken seriously and that Angels are selected because of their character and talent. As a brand, Victoria's Secret should feel comfortable marketing towards ALL types of women.

Victoria's Secret has responded to petitions in the past and, with enough support, I think they might respond again! Join me in asking Victoria's Secret to be a leader and let Carmen Carrera be their first transgender Angel and walk the runway of legendary supermodels.

To:
Victoria's Secret
Make Carmen Carrera the first trans VS model.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    Supporters

    @RuPaul

    Nov 05, 2013

    Victoria's Secret Petitioned To Make @carmen_carrera Its First Transgender Model http://t.co/UkNDJuYoK0 via @HuffPostGay

    RuPaul
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    @RuPaulsDragRace

    Nov 05, 2013

    Sign the petition to make @Carmen_Carrera the first trans Victoria's Secret model! http://t.co/RRbF5LZBpx

    RuPaul's Drag Race
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    @LogoTV

    Nov 06, 2013

    There is a petition to @VictoriasSecret to make @Carmen_Carrera its first transgender model. OMG SOMEONE GET US A PEN http://t.co/sjRwkAraqd

    Logo TV
    99k followers

    Reasons for signing

    • Lynna Lewis RENO, NV
      • 4 months ago

      Beauty is not defined by gender and Carmen is both beautiful and talented. She deserves a shot at her dream.

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    • Alexander Green PATERSON, NJ
      • 4 months ago

      This important to me because we need change in this world , we need equality people are people it does not matter what you gentile you are born with its how you feel in your heart and soul and Carmen is a great inspiration to all of us gay ,straight ,bi , transgender and she shows a lot of breviary lets stop the ignorance and hate int his world that is why this so important to me.

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    • Gerzo Moya GERMANY
      • 4 months ago

      For equality.

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    • Franklin Tapia HUNTINGTON PARK, CA
      • 4 months ago

      Because it's time to be treated equal

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    • Megan Wong HONG KONG, HI
      • 4 months ago

      Everyone deserves equal rights. Employing Carmen Carrera as a VS model would be the first step in an LGBT accepting society.

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