|“Pose” star Angelica Ross is the new face of the new Louis Vuitton campaign / Photo Credit via Shutterstock|
Angelica Ross, star of FX’s “Pose,” has been chosen to model for Louis Vuitton’s new ad campaign, yet another impressive achievement for the rising star.
According to a report by NBC News, Ross, who plays Candy in the show, has been featured on Louis Vuitton’s “The Escape Room” ad campaign. The star herself even posted the campaign poster on her Twitter with the simple caption: “Louis Vuitton | Pre-Fall 2020.”
According to GLAAD, an LGBTQ media advocacy group, Ross being the face of Louis Vuitton’s recent campaign is a big step in the right direction for trans people in Hollywood, especially for women of color.
Everyone knows that while being trans can already be a struggle for many people, that struggle is twice as difficult to face when one is also a POC, which is equally-challenging in itself, especially considering the current political climate.
GLAAD’s head of talent Anthony Ramos told NBC News that Louis Vuitton’s decision to put Ross at the forefront of an actual campaign is a message that despite the turbulent political climate, there should always be a place of trans people in the media.
“The brand’s decision to cast one of today’s most powerful voices in the transgender community demonstrates their commitment to creating campaigns that reflect the reality of the world we live in,” Ramos said.
Ross is the perfect example of someone who wants to make the world a better place for the community because in addition to being a series regular on “Pose,” she also passionately advocates for transgender rights and is a CEO of TransTech Social Enterprises, her own company that she found in 2014 “to empower and provide educational and professional support to the trans community.”
In 2017, Ross was recognized for a GLAAD Media Award alongside Trevor Noah when they discussed the discrimination and barriers for transgender people on a segment of “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah.”