Meet the trans Filipina model who caught Marc Jacobs’ attention




Filipino representation in fashion has been a hot topic recently with Kelsey Merritt joining this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. With skeptics arguing that the industry isn’t diverse (which is a fair assessment) and she’s notmorenaenough to be considered Filipino (this isn’t), here’s a reminder that there are other Filipinas like Kelsey who are working hard and breaking barriers.

Meet Irka Canseco, a Filipino transgender model who’s walked New York Fashion Week for two seasons now. Coming from a “chill and relaxed” life in a fishing village in Cebu, she’s now braving the fast-paced lifestyle in the Big Apple.

Her resum is admirable as well. She’s booked shows for design…

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