Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Trans Beauty Secrets

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Trans Beauty Secrets

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We've followed CANDIS CAYNE from a New York drag performer in the early 1990s (you might have seen her in To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar) to the bombshell lady she is today. After her transition in the mid-'90s, Cayne became a TV guest star and later the first trans woman to become a main cast member on primetime TV, on Dirty Sexy Money. Caitlyn Jenner's bestie on I am Cait, she's gained even more fame-and fans across all gender spectrums. Now her new book, Hi Gorgeous!: Transforming Inner Power into Radiant Beauty is a style guide that is going to be a hit with a lot of women.

You made history as the first transgender actress to play a recurring transgender character in primetime TV.

It's an amazing feeling to have lived my authentic self the way I wanted to and have been appreciated for it. It hasn't always been easy. Sometimes it felt like I was running up a hill in a snowstorm wearing five-inch heels but it only made me stronger and more determined!

Did you ever imagine when you were young and misunderstood that someday you'd write a beauty book for women-including cisgender women? …

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