The Male Model

( Who’s Ac­tu­ally Fe­male!) Meet Casey Le­gler, a 35-year-old, 6ft2in tall woman who’s mak­ing it big as a male model...

Cosmopolitan (India) - - UPFRONT -

We wouldn’t blame you if you thought Casey was just an­other skinny guy at first glance. With her clear blue eyes, su­per-tall frame and a sig­na­ture gap in her teeth, this Fren­cho­ri­gin artist is join­ing a group of mod­els, in­clud­ing An­drej Pe­jic—a man who mod­els women’s cloth­ing— who are tak­ing the gen­der lens by storm. Casey was scouted and signed by Ford Mod­els af­ter she filled in for a male model at a friend’s shoot. The Olympic swim­mer was at her full height at the age of 13. She shaved her blonde hair for the 1997 Games and never went back, say­ing it was one of the most defin­ing mo­ments in her life. When it comes to her stint in the world of mod­el­ling, she’s all about freedom from gen­der iden­tity and gen­der ex­pres­sion. “This is a unique lit­tle mo­ment that fash­ion is al­low­ing to hap­pen,” she ex­plained to Time Mag­a­zine. Ku­dos, girl­friend!

Casey rose to fame, thanks to her an­drog­y­nous looks

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