The new season of Germany’s Next Top Model kicked off last week, and while it may look like your typical set of women, two of this season’s competitors are trans.
Models Melina Budde and Giuliana Radermacher look to be given equal shots at impressing the judges, including Heidi Klum, on the runway this year. The two contestants aren’t the first on the show however. Back in 2015, trans model Pari Roehi competed for the title but found herself eliminated in round three.
In a posting on Instagram, Melina addressed the significance of being chosen to compete, calling it an opportunity to challenge the still existing stereotypes. “I’m here to show that clichés are overrated and that the first impression is often deceiving.”