The ever-popular Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is taping this week and while fans are usually chatting about VS Angels like Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio, these days, most VS Angel talk has been centered on aspiring Angel Carmen Carrera, who hopes to become the brand’s first transgender model. A petition was recently started online to have VS consider Carrera for a spot on the catwalk and in a recent interview with “Entertainment Tonight,” Carrera opens up about her fan support for her VS dreams.
“This has gone viral and my fans would always say, ‘Oh, girl. Like, I could say you walk in the fashion show. I could see you doing Victoria’s Secret. You should go for it. You should do it.’ And I would see it and I would smile and it would make me feel good,” Carrera explained about the petition, which has already garnered over 23,000 signatures.
Carrera is hopeful about getting a spot in the show; she spoke about what she hopes it would be like to walk with all of the other ladies in the show.
“I would hope that all of the Angels act like Angels and accept me with open wings. You know, one and only dream,” Carrera said.
Carrera wasn’t at all shy about speaking her dreams to VS and she spoke into the camera and left a heartfelt message for the lingerie brand about rocking the runway at this year’s show.
“I hope to one day be able to walk your amazing fashion show,” said Carrera before speaking about VS many loyal transgender customers. “We wear bras too. We need support. I look forward to your response. I’ll be here waiting.”
We’ll find out if VS ever contacted Carrera when the fashion show is filmed tomorrow, November 13, in NYC. The show won’t air until December, though. We’ve got our fingers crossed for Carrera.
While you wait to find out if Carrera made it in the show, check out some other transgender stars making waves in the fashion industry below. – nicholas robinson