Transgender Babe Carmen Carrera Opens Up About Transitioning Into A Woman
We interviewed the multi-talented transgender actress, model, and burlesque performer Carmen Carrera. She opened up to us about her journey of transitioning into a woman, how to get the perfect J-Lo booty, and her amazing photoshoot for W mag. Check out the her interview below:
When did you realize you wanted to be a woman, or did you always know?
I’ve always known since I was very young, but I just didn’t think it was possible. It took me to take the time to experience life outside of my home to really believe it was a possibility for me. I’m happy for how far I’ve come and how quickly I am growing into the woman I was meant to become.
You are a bombshell through and through. What women did you take from when you were transitioning ?
Thank you 🙂 Honestly, my mom, my sister, and my grandmother are some of the most amazing women I’ve ever met this far into my life. I’ve been gifted with great genes and even though I’m still coming into my adulthood, the way I carry myself is definitely a reflection of the women who raised me.
Did you learn anything from your experience on Ru Paul Drag Race ?
Absolutely. I learned that I am not a man who dresses as a woman for a living. I am a woman who loves lots of makeup and striptease performances!!!
What kind of men do you like and are you with anyone at the moment ?
I like an openminded, ambitious, enthusiastic man who has heart. He’s gotta have his own style and take pride in it. A man who is confident in himself and takes pride in who he considers his partner, to me, is so attractive. Tall and nice hands are great too 😉
Top 5 tips to any boy or girl wanting to transition?
Take your time, learn to love yourself, and be patient with others who don’t understand you. Always remember that above all, you are amazing. Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone else’s inability to realize your worth. We as a community have to stand up and show the world that we are worthy of acceptance.
What designer are you in love with at the moment?
You have like the J-Lo perfect booty, any tips for us girls?
Squats and butt sex.
What is your weakness?
High heels no platform!!! I love an arched foot 🙂
How was it working with Miesel? He has shot so many icons and has created stars. How did the W shoot come about? Do you feel it helped the fashion world accept you since you are not the stick figure most designers and fashion mags want?
Shooting with Steven was like shooting with family. There was a bond that was formed with all of us when we as artists were able to have a say in this creative process collectively. On set it was everyone’s baby, me included, which was great!
As far as being accepted in the fashion world, I believe the best is yet to come. I think Stevens stamp of approval is so meaningful but I also believe in proving myself. Transmodels and transmodel facial features are freaking cool. We deserve to have the 3rd gender right up there with male and female models. We are a part of this world too, you know, and we have our own unique beauty!
Who are your female heroines?
DVF, Princess Diana, Jennifer Lopez, and Katniss Everdeen.
What song do you have on repeat right now?
What is next for you in 2015?
2015 looks great for me! Tyra Banks, VH1, and Gay Rosenthal productions have come together to produce a television show based on the life of transwomen of today, with me as the star. I also had the amazing opportunity to work with Meryl Streep on an upcoming Jonathan Demme movie. I’m in the February issue of Galore magazine and I’m working on an great fragrance venture that will be so much fun. Can’t wait to share it all with you!