She's one of the most beautiful women in the world with more than seventy-five thousand social media followers and a petition to have her walk in the next Victoria's Secret fashion parade.
But international model Carmen Carrera says all she wants is for people to quit asking her about her genitalia, a line of questioning Carrera faces more than the average woman because she was born with a penis.
“I’m just a female who was born with a penis. That’s all. It’s like a surprise. You know, it’s like there’s white meat, and there’s dark meat. There’s women who have vaginas, and there’s women who don’t. It’s really that simple, but a lot of people can’t understand that," the model told VICE magazine.
Though the transgender model says she was once happy to answer people's queries about her intimate parts, she now sees it as inappropriate.
"It's getting to the point where I don't think that's relevant," she said.
"Like, I wouldn't sit here and ask you about your genitalia.
"It's indecent! Don't be concerned about if I've had the snip or not, because it's between me and my intimate partner."
Carrera says people's lack of familiarity and comfort with her situation is even more difficult in the fashion industry, a business built on judgement and gender stereotypes.
"For any model in this industry, you never know if you're going to get work," she said. "And then being trans is kind of like - I hate to say it - but it's kind of like a setback," she said.
“If you go on a go-see, and they decide not to use you, you don’t know if it’s because you’re trans or not. But that thought is still in your mind.”
Despite the hardships transgender models likes Carrera face, she says the industry is making progress.
People like herself and Australian Andrej Pejic have blazed the trail for other hopeful transgender models.
"Not a lot of trans people have been able to break through, but, you know, that time is now," she said.