Introducing the new face of Redken! Allure gives us the scoop on the transgender Brazilian beauty Lea T.
Model Lea T — who Oprah Winfrey called the first transgender supermodel — is best known for two things. The first is being Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci's muse, and second, a wildly influential transgender rights advocate. Now, she can add another revolutionary notch to her resume as the face (the hair?) of Redken's Chromatics hair color line.
The Brazilian hottie is currently a lustrous brunette, but has been blonde in the past. It'll be fun to see her mix up her hair colors when the campaign debuts in January 2015. In a statement via Redken, Lea said: "My mum has beautiful hair, and when I was young, I was so envious of it. Hair is so important for a woman, and I'm so lucky [mine] is natural, strong, and shiny." Lucky indeed — this campaign no doubt comes with a fat paycheck and Lea's family is doubtlessly proud as well. After seeing her walk a show in the Fall/Winter 2012 Sao Paulo Fashion Week, her father, Toninho Cerezo, a famous former soccer player, said, "Now I can die happy." Bet he's glad he stuck around for this, though. Congratulations pretty girl!
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