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Caitlyn Jenner is by far the most famous face in the transgender community at the moment, with Laverne Cox a close second, but they won鈥檛 be the only two people who come to mind for long. With the combination of Caitlyn鈥檚 coming out + the聽#TransIsBeautiful聽movement, the trans community has been gaining its long overdue time in the spotlight, especially in the modeling world. From聽Hari Neff聽getting signed by IMG to聽Andreja Peji膰鈥檚聽Makeup Forever campaign + even聽Aydian Dowling鈥檚 potential Men鈥檚 Health cover, trans models are having more than a moment. That鈥檚 becoming abundantly clearer as a聽Thailand-based modeling agency聽is working to bring even more varied faces to the public鈥檚 eye.

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Apple Model Management is opening up an LA office this summer that will solely represent transgender men + women models, making it the first all-trans modeling agency in the world. In November 2014 the agency was the first to create a trans division at its Thailand HQ. Now it鈥檚 coming to America to increase the visibility of trans models and diversify the modeling world at the same time. With six trans women already on its roster, the agency is scouting additional male and female models, and hopefuls can even apply through Apple Model鈥檚 website.

鈥淲e see trans individuals as beautiful,鈥 LA agency director聽Cecilio Asuncion told聽The Advocate.聽鈥淥ur strong commitment to developing them as successful models is never about quantifying or qualifying their gender. It鈥檚 never a question of if they are women or men, it鈥檚 about their passion and commitment to being the best possible models they can be.鈥

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This is definitely the start of a bigger movement toward more diversity in modeling and we鈥檙e all about it.

What are your thoughts about this modeling agency鈥檚 new venture? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.

(Photos via Apple Model Management)