|Cover man, Valentina Sampaio|
Vogue talks as if transgender women - who are men and mainly homosexuals - are born with a beautiful woman's face. Just...born that way! However "transgender beauty" is not innate; it arrives on a man's face and body after multiple surgeries costing hundreds of thousands of dollars, and on his lips with injections of Botox.
In March Brazilian born transgender model Valentina Sampaio will be featured on Vogue Paris' front cover. Says Vogue: "Valentina, who shares a strong resemblance to Brooke Shields with her bold brows and full pout, stuns while clad in a plunging gold lamé dress, teamed with one long tassel earring and Farrah Fawcett–style feather waves." Vogue also says that Valentina has a "sparkling personality" as if that faux persona makes up for the fact that Sampaio is a man.
Emmanuelle Alt, editor-in-chief of Vogue Paris, writes "only when a transgender person poses on the front cover of a fashion magazine and it is no longer necessary to write an editorial on the subject will we know that the battle is won," but Emmanuelle, could have just said nothing about Valentina being transgender, although silence on the subject wouldn't serve the agenda.
Ninety-nine percent of transgender women (born men) undeniably need surgery to appear to the naked eye as women. I'm sure that a large number of surgery-deprived transgender women hold a grudge against surgery enhanced glamorous "trans-beauties" especially those making millions of dollars as cover "girls".
I'm Shiloh Quine, a real transgender woman
without the benefits of myriad facial plastic
surgeries and Botox but did Vogue Paris
put me on their cover?