Chanel Beauty has for its latest campaign transgender model Theodora & # 39; Teddy & # 39; Quinlivan switched on.
Boston-born Teddy, 25, shared the news on Instagram with a sentimental message about the personal highs and lows that have led to the statement that her & # 39; whole life has been a fight & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I notice that I no longer cry when things are sad, but it is not interesting if we shed tears in moments of triumph. This was one of those triumphant crying moments for me, & said Teddy from the model concert with Chanel Beauty.
Historical: Teddy Quinlivan, pictured, is the first open transgender model to work with the French luxury label Chanel
Bronze age: the Boston-born model, 25, appears in a campaign that shows how you can achieve a bronzed and glowing look in five minutes
Pout: Teddy, who had previously walked for Chanel before coming out as a trans, chooses a beautiful pink lipstick in the shade Légende
As part of the campaign, Teddy is introducing a & # 39; five minutes & # 39; sun-drenched and bronzed makeup look with Chanel products.
With her enviable cheekbones, Teddy shows social media users how to best apply Soleil Tan De Chanel bronzer, Le Volume De Chanel mascara, and Rouge Coco lipstick in the shade Légende.
Teddy placed the video and accompanying images in her personal feed and reflected on the difficult experiences she had had since her transition at the age of 16.
& # 39; My whole life has been a fight. From being consistently bullied at school, children threatening to kill me and going into detail how they would do it, my own father who struck me and set me up, to blowing back the industry after publicly talking about sexual abuse on the job … & she wrote on Instagram.
& # 39; This was a win that made it all worthwhile. & # 39;
Chanel: Before she publicly announced she was trans, Teddy ran for Chanel during the spring / summer show of the label in October 2016
Glowing: the clip shared on Instagram shows the flawless complexion of Teddy
Campaign: As part of the Chanel campaign, Teddy shows off the bronzer, left and lipstick, right, giving her a sun-drenched look in five minutes
& # 39; I had run two shows for Chanel when I lived in stealth (stealth means I hadn't made my trans identity public yet) and when I came out I knew I would stop working with some brands, I thought "I never work with Chanel's iconic house again," she added.
& # 39; But here I am in Chanel Beauty Advertising. I am the first openly transpersone to work for Chanel's home, and I am deeply humble and proud to represent my community.
& # 39; The world will tear you down, spit you out and tell you that you are worthless, & # 39; she went on.
& # 39; Your job is to have the power to stand up and persevere, to keep fighting, because if you give up, you will never experience the tears of triumph. Thanks to everyone who made this dream a reality, & she concluded.
Skin: the chiseled beauty has attracted nearly 100,000 followers on Instagram, where she gives a glimpse into her life as an international model
On her Instagram stories, she told her audience that this was an & # 39; exciting time & # 39; is for LGBTQ individuals.
& # 39; Especially if you are (transgender) because trans girls are just here to kill it, & # 39; she announced.
& # 39; There is no glass ceiling that is unbreakable, as this is our moment to grab the world and we just have to keep fighting and bring ourselves out and make a difference and bring exposure to the trans community to the forefront of the world stage & # 39;
Teddy has had an impressive landing and editorial career since it was discovered by Nicolas Ghesquière, creative director of Louis Vuitton, in 2015.
During the New York Fashion Week in September 2017, Teddy came out as a transgender in a series of videos on Instagram. Until then, she had publicly presented herself as a cisgender.
& # 39; My name is Teddy. I'm transgender. I remember living my whole life as a man, but I felt like I was playing a role, & she said in the clips.
Ready for the runway: Teddy has walked for labels such as DSquared, left and Missoni, right, during her impressive modeling career
Catwalk: Teddy has made recent runway appearances for the fashion week for Haider Ackermann, left in 2018 and right in 2019
& # 39; I have always known that I was feminine, just in my soul, in my heart in my brain. I actually knew that I had to pretend to be male to appease like everyone else. & # 39;
VIP: The Boston resident, pictured in June 2019 during the Milan Men's Fashion Week, is a fixture at industrial events
Hours after the announcement, she walked the runway for Marc Jacobs, who she dedicated to murdered trans women.
& # 39; Today I walked for Marc Jacobs, but I also walked for Venus Extravaganza, Mesha Caldwell, Jo Jo Striker, Jaquarrius Holland and countless other trans women whose lives were shortened due to pointless violence and lack of understanding & # 39 ;, wrote Teddy at the time.
Its openness was widely praised by the fashion industry.
Teddy has previously spoken about her mother's support in her decision to switch.
Her mother helped her find doctors and a school that accepted more (Walnut Hill School for the Arts).
& # 39; She (her mother) was like: & # 39; Okay, if you want to switch, you really have to do it – take the hormones according to schedule and be responsible for it, "she said.
& # 39; For the first time I had to determine my pronoun, & # 39; she said. & # 39; I had an incredible art teacher who asked me: & # 39; Do you want me to call you or he? & # 39; That was revolutionary. I chose & # 39; she & # 39; and from that moment it got stuck. & # 39;
Since she started her modeling career at the age of 22, Teddy has worked with Louis Vuitton, Giambattista Valli, Moschino, Valentino, Versace, Dior Haute Couture, Diesel Black Gold, DSquared2 and Alutzarra.
Catwalk: Teddy, pictured, joined model Kaia Gerber, background, on the runway for Chloe in March 2018
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