Teddy Quinlivan

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Teddy Quinlivan
Teddy Quinlivan Paris Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2019.jpg
Born (1994-06-22) 22 June 1994 (age 28)[1]
OccupationFashion model
Modeling information
Height1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Hair colorBrown[2]
Eye colorBrown[2]

Theodora "Teddy" Quinlivan is an American model.[4] She was discovered in 2015, by Nicolas Ghesquière, Louis Vuitton's creative director.[5]


In September 2017, Quinlivan came out as transgender.[5][6] Her announcement was praised by Ghesquière, designer Marc Jacobs, make-up artist Pat McGrath, and others in the fashion industry.[7]

She has walked for designers including Carolina Herrera, Jeremy Scott, Jason Wu, Dior, Louis Vuitton, and Saint Laurent.[6][8]

In 2019, Quinlivan became the first openly transgender model to be hired by Chanel.[9]

She was ranked as one of the "Top 50" models by models.com.[10]

Quinlivan vowed to stop working for any designer or brand who worked with people accused of sexual misconduct after experiencing it herself.[8]

She was banned from the social media app TikTok for hate speech aimed at people of color and the transgender community in 2022.

Personal life[edit]

Quinlivan grew up in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.[11] She studied art at Walnut Hill School for the Arts.[11] She resides in New York City.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Fashion TV".
  2. ^ a b c "TEDDY Quinlivan". Women Management. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "Teddy Quinlivan - Model Profile - Photos & latest news". Models.com. Retrieved 2019-08-29.
  4. ^ McCluskie, Megan (May 16, 2016). "Teddy Quinlivan model interview and pictures". Harper's Bazaar. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Martin, Clive (September 13, 2017). "Model Teddy Quinlivan comes out as transgender | CNN Style". CNN. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  6. ^ a b Kyle Munzenrieder (September 13, 2017). "Model Teddy Quinlivan Comes Out as Transgender". W Magazine. Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  7. ^ Lubitz, Rachel (September 13, 2017). "After in-demand model Teddy Quinlivan comes out as trans, the fashion world erupts in support". Mic.com. Retrieved September 14, 2017.
  8. ^ a b "Model Teddy Quinlivan Says She Was Sexually Assaulted on Set as She Calls for Change in Fashion". People.
  9. ^ Kaleigh Fasanella. "Teddy Quinlivan Is Chanel Beauty's First Openly Transgender Model". Allure.com. Retrieved 2019-08-29.
  10. ^ "Top 50 Models". models.com.
  11. ^ a b "Teddy Quinlivan". Russh. Retrieved September 13, 2017.

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