Name: Rain Dove
Measurements: 26″ waist and 32DD breasts
Modeled for: W, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle and Marie Claire
On her androgynous look:
‘Whenever I wear a dress people look. I’m six foot two, I’m muscular, no matter how much I try to fit into society’s expectation of what my sex should be represented by – the more makeup I put on, the more things I do – people assume I’m trans and unfortunately that’s still a hot button issue.’
On how she would love to model for VS, but they only hire one type of ‘hot’ girls:
You don’t see Victoria’s Secret women running around with even short hair. That’s too crazy for them. I want to tell people that there are more ways to be beautiful, there are more ways to be handsome. Every year I see VS promote their show as featuring the “most beautiful women in the world”. During my career path I’ve experienced first hand what people deem as beautiful. It’s not me. It’s not most people. It’s limited and small. It needs to change.
On how designers love her body, but not her face:
I’ve been told I’d make a great parts model. Designers and advertisers like the idea of my breasts, waist line, long legs and long neck. But have literally made gagging noises at my facial features. The face of beauty literally needs to change. Which means the way we think of beauty needs to as well. That starts with us. Individually. Not hiding ourselves and standing up to say “I exist. That alone is beautiful.”
More photos f Rain after the jump!