A Thai company is set to bring the first modeling agency strictly for transgender talent to the United States, The Advocate reports.
Bangkok-based Apple Model Management, which already represents several trans- and cisgender models outside of the US, confirmed to the magazine that they're expanding to Los Angeles this summer.
“We see trans individuals as beautiful,” Cecilio Asuncion, director of Apple's LA branch, told the magazine.
"Our strong commitment to developing them as successful models is never about quantifying or qualifying their gender. It's never a question of if they are women or men, it's about their passion and commitment to being the best possible models they can be."