Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Trans Girl Used in Car Ads: Good thing or same 'ol typecsasting?


19-year-old Ukrainian-born male model Stav Strashko – who identifies as transgender – struts in front of the camera, long hair flowing, and with a girlish demeanor turns to reveal her flat-chested maleness.  
The tagline for the new Toyota Auris is  ''not in trend, not casual, not for everyone.'' 
Why its great that trans-models are getting work, it is troubling when they get it to portray something off, something different.  
Or is it? After all, we are different.  Stav has a Tumblr page here, and with the incredible good looks and lean frame, seems to be following in Andrej's wake.

Take a look and see what you think of the ad.

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