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Brazilian Transgender Model Lea T To Feature In Benetton's Ad Campaign

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Huffington Post
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January 24, 2013
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Benetton's new global advert campaign features a disabled and Brazillian transgender model as part of a bid to "fight against hate and discrimination in all its forms." Lea T had gender reassignment surgery in 10 months ago, two years after first being discovered by Givenchy. She features in the ads alongside Mario Galla, who caused a stir during Berlin Fashion Week in 2012 after wearing shorts that revealed his artificial leg. Sudanese model Alek Wek is also part of Benetton's campaign, which has nine models chosen for their "multiculturality, cosmopolitan spirit and social commitment."