Carmen Carrera appeared on Inside Edition today to discuss her transition and the perceptions people sometimes have about trans women.
“Right now in the world, everyone’s starting to awaken—to experience before they judge, rather than judge without experience,” she says. “Because I think a lot of people do that.”
Carrera, a standout knockout on Drag Race Season 3, talked to the newsmagazine about realizing she felt female at an early age: “I would be like, ‘Man, my life would be so much easier, I can be happier, if I can wake up tomorrow as a girl, then everything would be good.’ I would be so jealous of my sister. She had her hair done nice. I grew up like that, wishing, and wishing, and wishing.”
But it wasn’t an option, so the Body Beautiful did her best to fit in: “I would say, ‘I have to cut my hair, I have to do it like this, I have to wear this men’s clothing’ that didn’t even fit me well.”
Carmen has leveraged her Drag Race stardom into fashion fame, with a stunning spread in W magazine with Linda Evangelista, as well as appearances on ABC’s Primetime: What Would You Do? and TLC’s Cake Boss. (The later stirred some controversy, as a cast member referred to Carrera as a “man,” but star Buddy Valastro stepped up to apologize.)
Where will Carmen Carrera land next? Maybe they need an actress to play a femme fatale in the next Avengers movie.
Watch Carmen’s interview with Inside Edition below