ELLE’s first trans covergirl goes after Caitlyn Jenner in accompanied interview
Hari Nef has made history as ELLE’s first trans covergirl with a fabulous photoshoot and no-holds-barred interview.
Trans model Hari Nef has already made waves this year, becoming the first trans model to sign to one of the fashion industry’s biggest agencies, IMG Models, and now she’s become the first trans covergirl for fashion magazine ELLE.
The stunning cover image is accompanied by a gorgeous photo spread inside and an exclusive interview.
In the interview, Nef opens up on a variety of subjects ranging from her dating life to her opinions of Caitlyn Jenner.
On dating, she said, “At first gay men were all I ever knew how to be attracted to. Now I’m seeing straight men regularly for the first time in my life.
“I prefer men who are queer. Not gay men, but queer men – guys with an open mind. Bisexual men, because they’re able to understand the different elements of the body without judging that I don’t conform to a certain ideal.”
She also mentioned her desire to not fit into any social norm of the female gender.
“In an ideal world, I wouldn’t have to change my body. I wouldn’t have to do all this stuff. I wouldn’t have to be pretty, or ‘feminine’ and people would respect that.”
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Nef’s strongest comments, however, were saved for Caitlyn Jenner, who she asked, “What does being a woman mean to you?”
“Are the women from low-income houses who are disenfranchised by Republican politics – are those women your women? Are the women who have ovaries and wombs and who can’t get access to essential reproductive healthcare – are those women your women?
“Are the immigrant women who would get deported under a Republican administration – are those your women?”
Two other LGBT stars, Kristen Stewart and Amandla Stenberg, are also featured on covers of ELLE’s September ‘Rise of the Rebel’ issue.
You can read the full interview when the issue hits newsstands on August 3.