In response to the Victoria's Secret Fashion show this week, Rain Dove, the androgynous model, says, "Every year I see VS promote their show as featuring the 'most beautiful women in the world.' During my career path. I've experienced first hand what people deem as beautiful. It's not me. It's not most people. It's limited and small. It needs to change."
Dove recreated iconic photos from the VS Christmas catalog to prove that there is no single way to be feminine. The model superimposed the face of one of the models from the catalog onto hers. “The face of beauty literally needs to change. Which means the way we think of beauty needs to as well. That starts with us. Individually. Not hiding ourselves and standing up to say ‘I exist. That alone is beautiful.'"
All images by Sandy Ramirez.