A transgender VS Angel?

SARAH MACKENZIE
Last updated 05:00 07/11/2013
Inside Edition

Born a boy, and now a stunning woman, Carmen Carrera talks about life as a transgender model.

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She's outspoken, talented and has a voluptuous figure most women would die for, but that isn't enough for transgender woman Carmen Carrera.

The 5 foot 10 former drag queen is making her mark as a trailblazing post-op burlesque performer, and people are sitting up and taking notice.

Following her appearance on a talent search show, a new Change.org petition is calling on lingerie giant Victoria's Secret to invite her to become the brand's first transgender model.

And it's no wonder - the girl has killer cheek bones, beautiful hair and legs for days, i.e. she'd look right at home alongside Miranda, Adriana and Candice.

The petition notes: "This petition is for Victoria's Secret to seriously consider taking Carmen Carrera on as an angel.

"By making Carmen the very first trans supermodel, you will help to end femmephobia within the LGBTIQQA community but also it will show the entire trans community that you embrace them as your patrons."

Carrera was a crowd favourite on the reality series Rupaul's Drag Race, which saw drag queen performers compete against one another in the hope of becoming America's next drag superstar.

Although she didn't take the title, Carrera made history when she publicly transitioned after the show's conclusion.

Carrera recalls having had the desire since her school days, telling Inside Edition "I would be like, 'Man, my life would be so much easier, I can be happier, if I can wake up tomorrow as a girl, then everything would be good.' I would be so jealous of my sister. She had her hair done nice. I grew up like that, wishing, and wishing, and wishing."

She says she worked hard, pretending to act like a boy so she wouldn't get bullied.

When Carrera was in her early 20s, she decided it was time to become a woman.

She got breast implants and had fat removed from her stomach and put into her cheeks to help achieve those supermodel high cheekbones (as well as a few other cosmetic procedures no doubt.)

It's hard to believe the Puerto-Rican born beauty was once male, but whether Victoria's Secret take action or not, there's no way we'll be forgetting Carmen Carrera anytime soon.

Here are some of Carmen's instagram shots...


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