Geena Rocero is a transgender Filipino American supermodel, TED speaker, and transgender advocate based in New York City. Rocero is the founder of Gender Proud, a media production company that tells stories of the transgender community worldwide to elevate justice and equality.
Geena Rocero is a tansgender model and advocate known for her 2014 TED talk in which she publicly revealed, for the first time, that she had been born a boy. She’s the founder of the awareness and advocacy group Gender Proud. She grew up in Manila, Philippines and lived in San Francisco, California before moving to New York. Geena grew up identifying as a girl at a young age and competed in transgender beauty pageants in her native Philippines. She transitioned when she was 19 and later moved to New York City. She was working at a Macy’s in New York when she started her modeling career. She signed with NEXT Model Management and worked as a swimsuit model. Geena has worked as executive producer on Beautiful as I Want to Be and has appeared on Cailtyn Jenner’s I Am Cait.