Transgenders break into Brazil’s modeling sector

AP: Walking the catwalk in a Brazilian bikini is a nerve-racking experience for even the most seasoned of models, but for Felipa Tavares it’s nothing short of terrifying. The 6-foot-tall Tavares is among Brazil’s small but growing ranks of transgender models – leggy, high-cheekboned sirens who were born men and are causing a splash here as well as in Paris and other international fashion capitals.