Transgender model Geena Rocero
partnered Caitlyn Jenner with a transgender teen on the debut of
Beautiful As I Want To Be.
Rocero is the executive producer of the
web series for cabler Logo.
Beautiful As I Want To Be pairs
young trans people with a mentor “in the trans community who
[directs] them in a photo shoot in which the young person can express
their ultimate expression of authentic beauty,” according to a
“When I thought of starting the show,
I wanted trans youth to have that [freedom of expression],” Rocero
said, a reference to her experience as a model. “Youth in
general, but specifically trans youth, should be able to express who
they are without being judged – instead they should be supported.
So the idea of the shoot is that it is their own idea. Literally, we
ask them, 'What does beautiful as I want to be mean to you? How do
you want to communicate that in a photograph?'”
In the show's premiere, Jenner is
paired with Zeam, a young trans man and artist.
Full episodes are available on Logo's