Teddy Quinlivan is Chanel’s first-ever transgender model

The 25-year-old star recently revealed that she's the face of the famed brand's latest campaign and while this isn't Teddy's first beauty advertisement

By Author  |  Published: 29th Aug 2019  9:55 pmUpdated: 29th Aug 2019  10:50 pm
Teddy Quinlivan

Transgender model Teddy Quinlivan made history by becoming the face of Chanel Beauty’s latest campaign. The 25-year-old star recently revealed that she’s the face of the famed brand’s latest campaign and while this isn’t Teddy’s first beauty advertisement, she said this is the first time Chanel Beauty has hired an openly transgender model to appear in its cosmetic ads.

Quinlivan began her heart-warming Instagram post, which she captioned alongside a video and stunning still of the brand’s campaign. “My whole life has been a fight. From being bullied at school consistently, kids threatening to kill me and going into graphic detail how they were going to do it, my own father beating me, to receiving industry blowback after speaking publicly about being sexually assaulted on the job. This was a victory that made all of that worth it.” In her recent post, the 25-year-old star also recalled walking “2 shows for Chanel” before publicly coming out as a transgender. She explained that after she spoke about her identity, which was in 2017, she was afraid she’d never be able to work with the fashion powerhouse again.

She has also walked countless runways for big brands like Louis Vuitton, Moschino, Gucci, Altuzarra, and Saint Laurent to name a few.

Louis Vuitton’s designer and the creative director of the house, Nicolas Ghesquiere is the one who originally discovered the model.