Mimi Tao Photo: @mimi_tao
For the first time in the history of the transgender model took part in the American reality show “Project Runway”. This became known in the first episode of season 17 of the program, which premiered March 14.
Being a man, Mimi Tao from Thailand six years he lived in the monastery. “It wasn’t easy. I grew up in a very poor family, and I had to become a boy-monk. If the parents are unable to pay for the child’s education, they sent him to the monastery,” said Tao.
At the age of 16 she decided to start a career as a model and had a sex-change operation.
“I tried very hard to get here in the first place for transgender people. They have to work much more than ordinary people,” said Tao in the episode and added that he is happy to be the first transgender member of the project.
After hearing the story, touched by the designer, who sewed an outfit for Tao, said he was honored to work with such a person. “Oh my God, you’re a real goddess!” — he concluded.
In an interview with Mimi Tao admitted that it intends to change the fashion industry: your example she wants to inspire the younger generation of transgenders to fight for their dream.
In February, Pierre, Davis became the first ever transgender designer, presented a collection of clothes at fashion week in new York. According to the designer, her show made people think about the different members of society and that in the world of fashion is important not only aesthetics and Commerce, but also humanity.
Video, photo All from Russia.