Gemma Cowling is, in many ways, a typical 19-year-old girl from Adelaide, Australia. Except that this girl is already being called a “transgender trailblazer.”

Making her runway debut during Adelaide Fashion Festival on Tuesday, Gemma has spoken at length about challenging beauty standards, transitioning, tokenism and role models (her first name is an ode to model Gemma Ward, after all.)

But what she’s failed to mention is that she’s hilarious on social media. #modest

The very first Australian-born trans model to be signed to an agency (fellow Aussie model Andreja Pejic was born in Bosnia), Gemma could be forgiven for being super uptight about her public persona. Read more…

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Australian trans model Gemma Cowling is a secret social media genius