“We all walk in different shoes,” states Kenneth Cole in his current advertising campaign, which celebrates individuals who choose to redefine the roles society gives them in order to be themselves.
What makes Nina Poon, one of Cole’s latest faces, extraordinary is neither her fame nor her celebrity nor her beauty, but the fact that she’s a 30-something illustrator–who happens to be a transgender woman. Born in 1975 in Saigon, the oldest son of traditional Chinese parents, Poon immigrated with her family in 1978 to Florida, and soon realized that her body didn’t match her gender. It was a battle between her anatomy and her gender.
Now, an applauded illustrator and artist, Poon and her boyfriend Robert Jason appear in Kenneth Cole ads, sharing Poon’s journey and battle as a transgender woman in American society. The ad campaign also features Sharon Blynn (ovarian cancer survivor), Matisyahu (Hasidic Jew and reggae artist), Kenosha Robinson (african american with albinism) and Jay Bakker (punk evangelist).
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