Carmen Carrera Poses as Both Adam and Eve [NSFW]

David LaChapelle shot Carmen Carrera for the poster for the upcoming Life Ball (theme: The Garden of Earthly Delights) as both as both Adam and Eve. "We shouldn't be afraid to stick to a model, because there are so many types of diverse people on this planet. My message is: beauty has no gender. At the end of the day… » 5/14/14 6:00pm 5/14/14 6:00pm

This Is How (and How Not) to Talk About Trans Issues

Yesterday on Katie, Katie Couric hosted trans activists Laverne Cox (of Orange Is the New Black) and Carmen Carrera (the model most famous from her stint on RuPaul's Drag Race). The women's discussion on trans issues was productive and eye-opening, but not without the occasional — and major — misstep. » 1/07/14 12:10pm 1/07/14 12:10pm

Could Carmen Carrera Be Victoria's Secret's First Trans Angel?

Last week a petition was posted on Change.org, urging Victoria's Secret to hire Carmen Carrera as a model. Carmen Carrera is a transgender burlesque performer extraordinaire, well known for her pre-transition stint on RuPaul's Drag Race where she set the gold standard for the art of the "tuck and fold." Just this… » 11/12/13 1:00pm 11/12/13 1:00pm

Hilarious Fake Fashion Ads Star Eden Wood And Linda Evangelista

For its art issue, W approached Steven Meisel to shoot nine advertisements for fake products and sprinkle them in with the real ads. The results are arresting, funny, and occasionally subversive. Behold: Linda Evangelista shilling shampoo, Joan Rivers in fur, and Toddlers & Tiara's Eden Wood fronting for a children's… » 10/17/11 3:10pm 10/17/11 3:10pm

RuPaul's Drag Race Throws A Party & Crowns A Winner

I'll be honest: I was rooting for my girl Alexis Mateo, because she seems so super sweet. And then, I had this vision that maybe Manila would win, because she has been so consistent. But of course, the winner is… Raja. Naturally. It seemed kind of obvious from the beginning that Raja was blowing the judges away with… » 4/26/11 1:50pm 4/26/11 1:50pm