Aaron Philip

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Aaron Philip
Born (2001-03-15) March 15, 2001 (age 18)
ResidenceThe Bronx, New York City
OccupationModel, activist, author, artist
Years active2018–present
Modeling information
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)[1]
Hair colorBlonde
Eye colorBrown
ManagerElite Model Management (New York) [1]

Aaron Philip is an Antiguan-American model signed to Elite Model Management. She has notably received success from exposure on Twitter and Instagram as a black, transgender, and disabled model, and has modeled for Paper Magazine and ASOS.com.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8] She was born with cerebral palsy.[9]


She was signed to Elite Model Management in July 2018, with this being announced publicly on 1 September 2018.[10][2][11] Prior to her signing, Aaron Philip was featured in photoshoots, including online fashion retailers. She is an author of the autobiography This Kid Can Fly![4]


She was listed as part of Teen Vogue's 21 Under 21 for 2018.[12]

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  1. ^ a b "Elite Model Management - Aaron Philip - Portfolio". Archived from the original on 2018-09-29. Retrieved 2018-09-28.
  2. ^ a b Blint-Welsh, Tyler (31 August 2018). "A Path to the Runway, Paved With Hardship" – via NYTimes.com.
  3. ^ "From Homelessness to Fashion Modeling". 1 September 2018 – via NYTimes.com.
  4. ^ a b "This disabled trans teenager is changing the world of modelling". The Independent. 24 May 2018.
  5. ^ "Trans model with cerebral palsy Aaron Philip signed by major modelling agency - PinkNews · PinkNews". www.pinknews.co.uk.
  6. ^ Nast, Condé. "Aaron Philip Just Became the First Disabled Transgender Model to Sign With Elite". Teen Vogue.
  7. ^ Nast, Condé. "Meet the Disabled Trans Model Who's Here to DOMINATE the Fashion World". them.
  8. ^ "Model Aaron Philip Signs with Elite Model Management". PAPER. 1 September 2018.
  9. ^ CNN, Oscar Holland (2019-02-18). "The trans, disabled model taking on a $2-trillion industry". CNN Style. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  10. ^ @ELITENYC (1 September 2018). "#EliteNYC is thrilled to announce the representation of #AaronPhilip. The #NewYorkTimes profiles Philip in today's paper on breaking new grounds within the industry. Welcome aboard the #EmpowerMeElite team, Aaron! Shot by #BryanWhitely" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  11. ^ Barksdale, Aaron; Zaragoza, Alex; Aguas, Marion (2018-10-10). "Trans Disabled Teen Model Aaron Philip Is the Future of Fashion". Vice. Retrieved 2019-02-04.
  12. ^ Nast, Condé. "NYFW Wasn't Ready For Aaron Philip — But She's Just Getting Started". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 2019-02-19.

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