Geena Rocero becomes first transgender, AAPI Playboy playmate

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Posted at Jun 16 2019 01:55 PM | Updated as of Jun 16 2019 03:30 PM


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In the modeling world – a Fil-Am model makes history becoming the first-ever transgender Asian Pacific Islander Playboy playmate.

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

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 US 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 18th.