Trans rights advocate and founder of Gender Proud
Hometown: Manila, Philippines
Born and raised in the Philippines, Geena Rocero is an award-winning producer, director, model, writer, public speaker, trans rights advocate, and television host. Geena made history as the first trans woman 2020 Playboy Playmate of the Year, and again as the first Trans Woman Ambassador for Miss Universe Nepal. Geena has spoken at the White House, World Economic Forum, United Nations, State Department, and multiple Fortune 500 companies. She is the founder of Gender Proud, an award-winning media production company that tells stories about what it means to be trans and gender non-conforming. She has produced award winning media productions with MTV, VH1, LogoTV, Univision and Fusion TV.
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