Carmen Carrera

Photo by Allana Taranto

Carmen Carrera is a transgender model, actress, performer, and activist who received her start with RuPaul’s Drag Race. Over the past year, Carmen performed with Christina Aguilera at Radio City Music Hall. She also hosted events at the Sundance Film Festival for AT&T, and at NYC Fashion Week for Fashion News Live on Amazon Prime. Carmen was the special celebrity host for the Equality California Awards in San Francisco, and she was featured on the cover of Spirit Magazine.

Carmen is a featured model, including working with PUMA, and has walked shows at New York City Fashion Week and Miami Swim Week. Carmen was the first transgender model to ever walk at Miami Swim Week. Her passionate fans created a petition for her to be the first transgender Victoria Secret Model, which created international media attention as it went viral. Carmen was photographed by the legendary Steven Meisel for a spread in W Magazine.

Carmen also worked on a special project with HBO, increasing transgender awareness in Latin America with the show, Outpost, and she was the face of the New York City Health Department’s #PlaySure campaign.

Carmen continues to be a strong advocate for many causes, including human rights, HIV prevention, and discrimination against transgender women.

Join Carmen’s 500k followers on Instagram, @carmen_carrera.

Meet Carmen at the Saturday night red carpet cocktail hour and see her speak at the Saturday night banquet.