Meet The Hilarious Australian Transgender Model Ruling Social Media

​Gemma Cowling is challenging beauty and gender stereotypes on social media, one post at a time

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When you're a young emerging model in the fashion industry, it would be easy to become blasé about having your picture taken by internationally renowned photographers, walking the catwalk in couture designs and jetting across the world every week.

But, for Australian model Gemma Cowling, a few designer gowns and exclusive A-list parties are't going to make her lose sight of reality.

After making her runway debut during Adelaide Fashion Festival last week, the model is already being dubbed a 'transgender trailblazer' with her honest attitude towards role models, beauty and transitioning.

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As Australia's first Australian's-born trans model signed to an agency, the teenager is using her new-found fame to speak up about important issues concerning beauty standards with a healthy injection of self-deprecation.

I'm so quirky and relatable

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This hottie (@hannaahmiller ) and myself having a blast at @haircareaust event tonight

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It is SO hard to look good from three angles at once... Shoot for @i_d (!!!!)

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My face when I smell food by @simoncecere

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More than just a lil bit excited for the @adlfashionfest launch tonight! I'm gunna walk the shit out of that runway.

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OBSSESSED with this shoot by @adam_stanley_photos I'm in love w myself lol

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Things got weird on my flight to Melbourne this morning.

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She's also not afraid of talking openly about her insecurities on social media.

Gemma, want to be our friend? 

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