'When I look in the mirror, I am satisfied': Hunky transgender man finds success as a male model just two years after he started taking testosterone.
- Laith Ashley, 26, says he knew there was a 'misalignment' between his body and mind when he was a five-year-old girl
- He came out as gay to his parents at 17 but didn't realize he was trans until many years later.
- He walked the runway at New York Fashion Week in February and also appeared in a Barney's New York campaign.
- Whoopi Goldberg and Laverne Cox are fans of the New Yorker,
Ashley first came to our collective attention in Barneys New York's groundbreaking Brother, Sisters, Sons & Daughters campaign, shot by Bruce Weber and featuring other models who happened to be trans. However, as he tells trans activist Paris Lees, the spotlight had a darker side.
"I’ve learned that you can’t please everyone.”