Laverne Cox, Carmen Carrera, Janet Mock Among 14 Trans Superstars On Cover Of “Candy” Magazine

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Laverne Cox, Janet Mock, Carmen Carrera, Geena Rocero, Isis King, Gisele Alicea, Leyna Ramous, Dina Marie, Nina Poon, Juliana Huxtable, Niki M’nray, Pêche Di, Carmen Xtravaganza and Yasmine Petty

Laverne Cox, Janet Mock and Drag Race alum Carmen Carrera are among 14 trans women gracing Candy magazine’s glamorous fifth anniversary cover, an over-sized foldout inspired by Vanity Fair’s annual Hollywood issue.

Shot by fashion photographer Mariano Vivanco, the women are hailed as leaders of “the contemporary trans revolution.”

“It’s the first time such a large number of trans women have been featured on the cover of a magazine,” Candy founder Luis Venegas told Style.com. “Is it too daring to say that we’ve made history? Time will tell.”

The ladies join past celebrity Candy cover models including James Franco, Jared Leto and Tilda Swinton. When it comes to future collaborations, Venegas says his “dream Candy girl” would be Zac Efron or Justin Bieber.

In addition to the gorgeous cover, a fashion spread inside uses only trans men models, shot by photographer Daniel Riera.
 

Amos Mac, Chris Mosier, Chase Strangio, Sawyer DeVuyst, Scout Rose and Tiq Milan

Started in 2009, Candy, defined itself as “the first transversal style magazine,” celebrating gender nonconformity and the trans community in a stylish but edgy way.

Below, Check out some behind-the-scenes footage from the cover shoot.

Photo: Mariano Vivanco via Candy magazine

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