Why TikToker Emira D’Spain Didn’t Rush Her Gender Confirming Surgery

As a kid, watching Victoria’s Secret models strut down the famed pink runway every fall, “I remember being like, ‘Oh my God, one day, I wish I could be up there,'” she recalled. “It was definitely something that I always wished for. And I got it.”

That particular honor came last year when she linked up with the lingerie brand and stripped down for their Valentine’s Day campaign. 

Asked if she had concerns about pairing with a company that hasn’t always been known for its inclusivity, she responded, “I was way more excited to be able to create history and help all brands evolve.”

Because Emira brings more to the table than just dewy skin and a love of thigh-highs. 

“When I was working in marketing, something that I was so heavily focused on was helping bring LGBTQ creators, people of color creators into brands,” she explained, “and 99.9 percent of the time they were receptive to it. Because they don’t know how to go about it, but when the opportunity is given to them, then they’re like, ‘Oh, of course, we’ll work on this.'”

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