Carmen Carrera – Before
Okay, so maybe Carmen Carrera isn’t the biggest celebrity on this list, but by god, this smoking hottie should be. In a previous life she was Christopher Ramon, a mild-mannered kid of Peruvian and Puerto Rican descent. While sadly a childhood of confusion and bullying is kinda a common theme amongst trans people, Christopher Ramon was the exception to the rule. She was a quietly confident gay man who would let nothing hold her back. Moving into the world of drag was a no-brainer for Carmen, and in the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race she electrified the judges with her assured performances. At the end of the season, in 2013, she decided to make it all official and transition into a woman for good. The transformation was a total success.
Carmen Carrera – After
Since then, Carmen’s still looking for her big break. There’s been some small time stuff, of which a modelling contract with L’Oréal has been the biggest, but that certain something she’s searching for continues to elude her. Why, exactly, we’re not really sure. On the other hand, she has been a prominent activist and staunch defender of LGBT rights, and a credit to her wonderful community. Keeping up her confidence amidst these troubled times has been helped by her long-time partner and biggest fan, Adrian Torres, who she’s been with since 2009. The pair are just about the cutest couple you’ll ever see, and despite a short split from 2013 to 2015, it looks like they’ll be at it for a long while yet. Here’s hoping she never loses her mojo.