23-year old Teddy Quinlivan is stunning and wildly successful having just come off the runways for Missoni, Versace, Fendi, Max Mara and more from this season’s Spring 2018 RTW. Concluding New York Fashion Week, Teddy shared with her fans another side of her – her bravery for coming out as transgender in three short videos documented on her Instagram. Speaking to CNN in an exclusive interview, Teddy explains her reason for why now and that she “decided to reveal my trans identity because of the political climate in the world right now – particularly in the United States.” She explained, “It’s political, but I’m also doing it for myself. I was ready to come out, but I think the times we live in elevated the sense of importance and urgency.”
We applaud Teddy’s bravery and for her sharing her story. Paris Fashion Week is up next and we’re looking forward to seeing Teddy continue to strut down the runway and rise in her career.