There are plenty of gorgeous ladyboys around the world. However, some ladyboys’ beauty is more celebrated with the help of the media and the modeling industry.
This list wasn’t created to make it seem like they’re better or more beautiful than those who are not on the list. It was only made to inform and introduce regular readers to some of the most beautiful ladyboy models in the entertainment world.
When the talks of beautiful ladyboys are present, Thailand will never be left unmentioned. It’s not only known to be the land of smiles. It’s also famous for producing world-class ladyboy models and beauty queens.
Some of them are so famous that they don’t only appear in cameos and split-seconds. Some of these Thai ladyboy models are able to star in their own movies.
Nong Poy, also known as Treechada Petcharat, rose to fame when she won the first edition of Miss International Queen. The world was left in awe after witnessing how ultra-feminine her features are. From her soft face to her slender and elegant physique, one’s going to have a truly hard time believing that she’s a ladyboy.
Winning the coveted title opened many opportunities for her. Apart from being one of the most successful ladyboy models in Asia, she also starred in blockbuster hits as a leading lady.
Her filmography includes the titles:
- The Cave
- Witch Doctor
- Insomnia Lover
- From Vegas to Macau II
- The White Storm
- Spicy Beauty Queen of Bangkok 2
- With Love
- and more
This list doesn’t even include her TV appearances.
As a model, she has already endorsed big companies such as Pantene, Furefoo, G-Net Mobile Phone, and more.
Yoshi Rinrada, also known as Rinrada Thurapan, is a 23-year old ladyboy model who’s also from Thailand. Much like Nong Poy, what made her famous was not only her title as a beauty queen, she became popular because of her feminine beauty as well.
However, Yoshi’s fame is more celebrated in the social media world as she has an active YouTube channel. She has appeared in various music videos and TV shows. One of her biggest modeling moments is when she was chosen to be an endorser for Pherone. Pherone is one of the most popular male-to-female hormonal medication brands being sold in Thailand.
Just like Thailand, the Philippines is also known as a country that houses very beautiful ladyboys. However, unlike in Thailand, the Filipino ladyboy models are more popular internationally rather than in their own country.
The reason being is because there’s still stigma revolving ladyboys in the Philippines. The majority still don’t see ladyboys as women and don’t think that ladyboys are desirable. Most of them still think that men who like ladyboys are either experimental or gay. As of 2021, most ladyboys are still used by mainstream media for comedic purposes.
Although Geena Rocero is technically American, her ethnicity is Filipino and she grew up in the Philippines. Geena Rocero’s career in the modeling industry is a bit more fashion-oriented, rather than for overall entertainment as she has worked as a runway model.
She was discovered when she was only 21 years old by a fashion photographer in a restaurant in Manhattan. She has appeared in Harper’s Bazaar, Candy Magazine, Bench Fashion Show, and she also became a Playboy Playmate of the Month.
However, what sets her apart from other ladyboy models is how she has risen to fame. She became quite popular after her TED Talk on March 31, 2014, which she did in honor of the International Transgender Day of Visibility.
Kevin Balot is one of the most popular ladyboy models in the Philippines. She’s famous for being the first Filipina to win the Miss International Queen title. Her fans gravitate toward her natural feminine beauty.
Although she’s not active in the entertainment industry, she has quite a following on social media. She’s the first Filipina ladyboy ambassador for Pantene and she has also endorsed Frontrow products.
Many young Filipino ladyboys aspire to be like her. She has the quintessential girl-next-door type of look that Filipinos really love. From time-to-time, she shares her political and societal statements on social media.
Francine is a stunning ladyboy model who fits the model archetype. She’s slender, tall, and has high cheekbones. She became a household name after winning the grand finals of one of the most prestigious beauty pageants for ladyboys in the Philippines called Super Sireyna.
Her winning answer showed her grit and knowledge. She impressed viewers when she quoted a clause from the Philippine constitution regarding the rights of not just a Filipino citizen, but of a human being.
However, she recently faced controversies when she did a cameo for the 2020 Filipino comedy film Pakboys Takusa. In the movie, she was shown peeing while standing up after having a drunken and s*xual bout with one of the leading men. As the latter wakes up and sees her peeing as a “man”, he immediately felt repulsed and disgusted.
Because of this, she received a lot of flak from the LGBTQIA+ community in the Philippines. They felt that she willingly became a part of reinforcing transgender stereotypes that further hurts the image of trans women in the Philippines.
The USA has Hollywood and it’s without a doubt, a country where beauty is omnipresent. Furthermore, it’s also a modern country that provides better career opportunities for transgender women.
What makes transwomen in America flourish in the modeling industry is the country’s inclusivity. Added to that, the fans are very supportive and don’t become sheeps to the current societal standards. Americans enjoy diversity and support trans models.
Teddy Quinlivan is not just a model, she’s a TOP model. She was discovered in 2015 by Nicolas Ghesquiere, Louis Vuitton’s creative director. Her career started a bit differently as she started working as a “male” model. In the midst of her career, she decided to come out and transform and is now one of the most successful transgender models of all time.
Instagram – @teddy_quinlivan
Apart from the amazing feat of being the first transgender woman to be hired by Chanel, she has also walked for multiple top fashion brands. Some of her collaborations include no less than the greats such as:
- Louis Vuitton
- Jeremy Scott
- Jason Wu
- Carolina Herrera
- and Yves Saint Laurent
As of 2020, she’s included in the Top 50 ranking of models by models.com
Like Teddy Quinlivan, Carmen Carrera started her career before transitioning. She became famous with the help of the reality TV show RuPaul’s Drag Race. She’s quite a fan favorite because she looks extremely gorgeous in her drag performances.
Many have petitioned for Carmen to be the first transgender Victoria’s Secret Angel. She appeared in Candy Magazine and other publications in the US.
She is one of the trailblazers of ladyboy models in America. She rose to fame when she was accepted to be a part of the world’s most popular reality TV show for aspiring models America’s Next Top Model (ANTM). Furthermore, she’s also the first openly transgender contestant in the show.
Her experience in the show was quite traumatic as she was discriminated against by the other contestants. But that bump on the road did not let her stop her dream of becoming a professional model. She may not have won the show but it opened a lot of avenues, not only for her, but for other aspiring ladyboy models.
After ANTM, she appeared in numerous publications such as US Weekly, Seventeen, Out Magazine, etc. She also guested in The Tyra Banks Show, modeled for American Apparel, and appeared in several TV shows.
Isis did not stop at modeling because she has starred in:
- The Bold and the Beautiful
- When They See Us
- Savage X Fenty
- and more
She’s currently active in the entertainment industry as an actress.
Europe is a continent that has produced the world’s famous supermodels. It comes as no surprise that it’s also a place for beautiful ladyboys. When it comes to the talks of runway modeling, Europe has the crème de la crème.
Valentijn de Hingh
Valentijn is a Dutch high-fashion model. However, she didn’t start her showbiz career through modeling. Her first appearance on the TV screen was when she joined the Dutch version of the American reality TV show Survivor.
However, her beauty is was geared towards another form of entertainment. She’s the first transgender model that was signed by IMG Models. Her fierce looks were also instrumental for her to be walking for Comme des Garcons, Maison Martin Margiela, and other fashion houses.
Although Andreja is Australian, she’s of Bosnian descent. Much like Teddy Quinlivan, she started her career as a “male” runway model. She was discovered when she was 17 years old and working at McDonald’s.
Andreja has walked for many big brands in the fashion industry. She’s worked with Jean-Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, etc. She also became the cover girl of various fashion magazines such as:
- Mare Claire
- Harper’s Bazaar
- and more
Ines is probably one of the hottest ladyboy models in the world. Her delicate physique partnered with her seductive face helped her achieve great heights in the modeling industry.
Rau is of Algerian descent and was born in Paris. She used to party a lot in her teens and having fun was instrumental in her entering the modeling industry. She danced a lot for DJs in Ibiza and that’s how she became friends with David Guetta.
Because of the connections she made, she was given the opportunity to pose nude with Tyson Beckford for a spread in OOB (a French luxury magazine). After the industry witnessed her beauty, her feature in French Playboy came in next.
After her French Playboy stint, her career snowballed and opened many doors in the modeling industry. She worked for:
- Nicole Miller
- Barneys New York
- Alexis Bittar shortly
She also appeared in a campaign for Balmain and Vogue Italia.
Because the world is filled with gorgeous ladyboy models, it’s going to be difficult to enlist all of the countries that have ladyboy models. In this section, the ones that will be mentioned will be coming from other regions and countries that haven’t been discussed above.
She’s not just a model, she’s a bombshell. Her gorgeous looks not only made the industry recognize her, she has also made a lot of breakthroughs. Because the modeling industry is tough on transgender women, it’s amazing how Valentina was able to cross certain borders.
What makes Valentina special is she does not possess the common girl-next-door look. Her facial features are androgynous and blends well with the supermodel prototype.
This Brazilian babe isn’t only a model. She’s the first transgender model to appear on the cover of Vogue magazine. She’s also Sports Illustrated magazine’s first transgender model. To top it all, she’s the first transgender Victoria’s Secret model.
Jenna is probably one of the most controversial ladyboy models in the world. Her fight to be included in the Miss Canada Universe beauty pageant was instrumental in Miss Universe allowing transgender women to compete.
Because of her courage, many doors have opened for young transgender women who are aspiring to become beauty queens. Jenna did not win Miss Universe Canada but it was the start of her dynamic career in the entertainment industry.
Apart from appearing in numerous television shows, she has also endorsed many brands. Currently, her ads for Lionesse cosmetics are appearing around the globe. She has also appeared in the TV show Brave New Girls which can be watched on Netflix.
She was one of the most beautiful ladyboy models in the world. Her feminine hourglass body, innocent face, and gorgeous tan cemented her in the entertainment industry.
This Brazilian babe was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Although she was born into a middle-class family, her younger years were filled with drama. She was expelled from school for kissing a male classmate and her brother wanted to kick her out of their home after she confessed that she’s transgender to her parents.
At 15, she already got married to a man twenty years older than her in Sau Paolo. The relationship did not work out which resulted in her, returning to Rio de Janeiro to finish her High School and explore pr*stitution.
She started her career in the adult industry as a p*rnstar. However, her beauty was quite universal, which piqued the interest of mainstream media. Her looks helped her get modeling jobs and be featured in Rio Fashion Week. She also appeared in various TV shows. Unfortunately, she died on July 6, 2019, at the age of 37.
Anjali is a Nepalese beauty who has made a name for herself through modeling. Bollywood, a tough market to break-in into, was able to be penetrated with the help of Anjali’s looks.
She’s the first transgender woman to walk for the Lakme Fashion Week. The event is a big thing in the Indian entertainment world. Currently, Anjali is trying to be recognized as an international model.