Photo by: Felipe Dana

Brazilian transgender model Felipa Tavares is photographed by fashion photographer Emerson Muniz during a Dec. 4, 2012, photo session in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 6-foot-tall Tavares is among Brazil's small but growing ranks of transgender models — leggy, high-cheekboned sirens who were born men and are causing a splash here as well as in Paris and other international fashion capitals. (Associated Press)