Carmen Carrera makes surprising statement about her trans identity

Photo Credit: Carmen Carrera's Instagram (@carmen-carrera)
Photo credit: Carmen Carrera’s Instagram (@carmen-carrera)

Ever since transitioning into a woman after her appearance on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” in 2012, Carmen Carrera has become one of the world’s most famous transgender faces, as a well as a highly sought after fashion model. Although she is the face of the trans community, Carrera recently claimed that she doesn’t always want to be regarded as trans.

In a new interview with “HuffPost Live,” Carrera spoke about the divide between transgender and cisgender people and explained that she wants to, one day, be seen as just another woman; not a trans woman.


“I would hope that one day there will be a time when it’s not so much about transgender, it’s just people will just see us as women,” she said. “For me, my struggle now is to fit in with the rest of the female population.”

Carrera then spoke about the pressure she feels to carry the flag for the trans community versus her own desire to just be her own woman.


“For me, I know I am a trans activist and I try my best to stand up when the time is right, but at the same time, I don’t always want to be considered transgender around my friends and people at my daughter’s school,” she said. “I just want to be considered a woman.”

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