Geena Rocero, born and raised in Manila, Philippines, is a Model, Public Speaker, Producer, Trans Rights Advocate and co-host of the Webby Awards honoree TV Show ASPIREist, broadcasted on HLN/CNN.
She made history as the First Trans woman to be part of the Iconic 2020 Playboy Playmates of the Year. Her Playboy article is nominated for a 2020 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Magazine Article.
On March 31, 2014, in honor of International Transgender Day of Visibility, Rocero came out as transgender at the annual TED Conference, her viral talk has since been viewed more than 4 million times and translated in 32 languages. Geena is the founder of Gender Proud, a media production company that tells stories on what it means to be trans and gender non-conforming.
She, with Gender Proud Productions produced and presented “Beautiful As I Want to Be” on LogoTV highlighting trans youth, and received the 2016 GLAAD media Award. Gender Proud also produced “Willing and Able,” a 2017 GLAAD Media nominated web series about transgender employment with Fusion TV and worked with Fusion/Univision to produce a TV documentary about transgender athletes, “No League of Their Own” and won 2017 Association of LGBTQ Journalists Best in Health and Fitness Coverage.
Most recently, she co-executive produced the 2018 GLAAD Media awards nominated “Made To Model” a documentary on 9 Pioneers and Emerging trans model in collaboration with LogoTV, MTV and VH1.
On September 2018, published by Simon and Schuster, she contributed a chapter in the NY Times Bestseller book “American like Me” by actress America Ferrera with contributors like Lin-Manuel Miranda, Issa Rae, Kumail Nanjani and many others.
She’s a board member of NY LGBT Center and An Ambassador for The Stonewall Day.