Clairol Brings Back the First Black Transgender Fashion Model in Its Lovely New Campaign

Tracey Norman kept her gender identity a secret

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In December, New York magazine's fashion vertical, The Cut, ran a cover story about Tracey Africa Norman, the first black transgender model to work for magazines like Essence and brands like Clairol. The story inspired Procter & Gamble's agency, Grey in New York, to reach out to Norman and ask if she would consider returning to work for Clairol's Nice 'n Easy.

Norman, now 63, agreed, and that campaign, "Color As Real As You Are," will be in print and make its television debut in early 2017.

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