Why TikToker Emira D’Spain Didn’t Rush Her Gender Confirmation Surgery
When I was a kid, I watched Victoria’s Secret models walk down the famous pink catwalk every fall: “I remember saying, ‘Oh my God, one day I wish I could be up there,'” recalls -She. “It’s definitely something I’ve always wanted. And I got it.”
That particular honor came last year when she teamed up with the lingerie brand and stripped down for their Valentine’s Day campaign.
When asked if she had any concerns about partnering with a company that hasn’t always been known for its inclusiveness, she replied, “I was way more excited to be able to create the history and help all brands to evolve.”
Because Emira brings more to the table than dewy skin and a love of thigh-high boots.
“When I worked in marketing, something I focused so heavily on was helping bring LGBTQ creators, color creators into brands,” she explained, “and 99.9% of the time, they were receptive to it. Because they don’t ‘I don’t know how to go about it, but when the opportunity is given to them, then they’re like, ‘Oh, sure, we’ll work on that .'”