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Fil-Am makes Playboy history

A Filipino-American model has made history by becoming the first transgender Asian-Pacific Islander Playboy playmate.

Geena Rocero took to Instagram on Wednesday to announce she is now a part of the Playboy family.

Fil-Am model Geena Rocero
Fil-Am model Geena Rocero
Rocero came out as a trans-woman in a TED Talk back in 2014, and has since become an advocate for the trans community―openly sharing her experience and even co-founding a trans-focused production company called Gender Proud.

Hailing from Manila, Rocero first migrated to the United States when she was 17, and has since been pursuing a modeling career in New York.

Rocero may be the first-ever trans-Asian Pacific Islander playmate, but she is the second openly transgender playmate―the first being French model Ines Rau.

The summer 2019 Playboy magazine will be released on June 18.

Topics: Filipino-American model , Geena Rocero , transgender , Asian-Pacific Islander Playboy playmate
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