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11/20/2013 05:14 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Carmen Carrera Discusses Transphobia On HuffPost Live

Transgender model Carmen Carrera stopped by HuffPost Live today and discussed her fans' petition to have her be the first transgender Victoria's Secret model, as well as the transphobic comments surrounding her transition coming from the mainstream media and various entertainers.

Carrera specifically addressed the jokes she says were made about her gender identity by comedian Chelsea Handler, as well as comments made by Miss Universe that transgender people should have their own beauty pageants.

“It’s time for a change. It’s time to embrace women from all walks of life," Carrera told HuffPost Live.

Check out the clip above to hear Carrera discuss the petition to have her become the first transgender Victoria's Secret model and watch the clip below to hear her respond to Miss Universe's transphobic comments.

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