Givenchy has created some kind of a record. They have a new face and what a face it is. Givenchy has cast the first transgender supermodel as one of their new faces. She is known as Lea T though she was named Leandro Cerezo by her parents when she or one should say he was born. She is a discovery of their creative director, Riccardo Tisci. He was all praises for her. “She’s a true goddess” he said, “and she has been very feminine, super fragile and very aristocratic”.
Lea T was first hired as a behind the scene fit model by Tisci. This opportunity laid the foundation for her gender change. Lea explained that one night Tisci encouraged her to wear pumps to a party. They both went shopping for drag queen shoes. They also bleached her eyebrows. The whole experience was a revelation for her and changed the course of her life literally.
The 28 year old Lea has taken the centre stage in the new campaign for Givenchy along side several top models of the day including Mariacarla Boscono, Malgosia Bela and Joan Smalls. She has now made the final decision to go the whole hog and get a sex change done once and for all. Currently she is undergoing the hormone replacement therapy to pave the way for a full sex change.