Brazilian transgender model Lea T. is
one of the nine individuals joining the Benetton spring 2013 ad
campaign launched on Thursday.
In a 60-second video for the campaign,
Lea T. says she doesn't like secrets.
“I grew up between Italy and Brazil,”
she says. “People know maybe too much about me. I think the most
curious things that people know about me are because I am
transgender. I'm really open. I don't have any secrets about
myself. I say everything about myself. I think it's too
complicated to keep a secret.”
“But I like to pray or speak with
God. And when I wake in the morning I always speak a little with
God. You know like, 'Oh, thank you for the day. Let's have fun
today and I hope everything's going to be alright.'”
She added that she likes being herself.
“I don't want someone to inspire me.
Because when you get inspired by something or someone, you lose a
little bit of your personality because you're trying to copy this
person. Well, I try to be myself.” (The video is embedded on this
our video library for more videos.)