Carmen Carrera is a transgender model, actress, performer, and activist who received her start with RuPaul’s Drag Race. Over the past year, Carmen has partnered with Christina Aguilera, performing 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 appeared in Madonna’s music video for God Control, and she spoke at the Iowa Safe Schools Governor’s Conference, the largest LGBTQ youth conference in the country.
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. Carmen’s passionate fans created a petition for her to be the first transgender Victoria’s Secret model, which attracted 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.
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