She had been working for two years prior to that, but it was her turn on the Vuitton runway that quickly made her one of the most in-demand catwalk models.Teddy's profile has been growing too with more editorial appearances, booking spreads in 'In Style' and 'Glamour,' and ad campaigns, having been the face of MGSM for their Spring / Summer 2017 campaign.
One of the brightest stars in the modelling world has revealed that she is transgender.
Teddy Quinlivan posted a series of videos on her Instagram page Wednesday, the first of which showed her as a child before cutting to a close-up of her mouth as she says: 'My name is Teddy.
That privilege gave me a lot of confidence to walk down the street, date and [work] in the fashion industry, where people I would presume I was a "normal" girl.'She went on to say: 'But when you come out as transgender to the world, on a platform, there may be some backlash.
People might be violent against me because of something I never chose.
'I love all my Transgender brothers and sisters and I will do whatever it takes to make a difference.
Know that you are not alone, know that I'm here fighting for our community; fighting for our liberation.'She explained in a statement on Wednesday that she was coming out now in hopes of shining more light on transgender issues and to assume an advocacy role given the recent actions made by President Trump and his administration rolling back LGBT rights.'I want to help break the stigma of what it means to be transgender,' explained Quinlivan.Teddy dedicated that final walk to members of the transgender community who had been murdered in a poignant Instagram post.'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 who's lives were cut short due to senseless violence and lack of understanding,' wrote Teddy.I'm transgender.'It was a surprising admission from the 23-year-old model, who has publicly presented herself as cisgender until this point.'I remember living my whole life as male, but feeling like I was playing a part,' says Teddy in the first clip.We’ll ask you to confirm this for your first post to Facebook.