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Ariel Nicholson

Model

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Biography

The transgender model was hand-picked by Raf Simons to walk for Calvin Klein ’s Spring /Summer 2018 show as a high-school sophomore and has since appeared in Calvin Klein campaigns and editorial shoots for American Vogue and W magazine.

Raised in New Jersey, Nicholson had always told her parents she did not belong as a boy. In fifth grade she switched pronouns and began taking Lupron, a drug that suppresses the effects of puberty. In eighth grade, she appeared in “Growing Up Trans,” a documentary by PBS, where she talked with her therapist from the Ackerman Institute about the decision to go on oestrogen.

Nichols was scouted by DNA models while still in high school and made her debut at Calvin Klein’s Spring/Summer 2018 show, after being selected by Raf Simons himself. She has since appeared in the brand’s advertising campaigns and in editorials for W magazine and American Vogue, for a spread devoted to transgender children. Nicholson scored a Love Magazine cover for the publication’s anniversary issue, shot by Mert & Marcus.

Nicholson volunteers with Gender & Family Project, which aims to support transgender youth and families. She lives with her family in Park Ridge, New Jersey, and hopes to study Sociology or Political Science at university.

Nicholson is represented by DNA Model Management.

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Born
2001
Nationality

United States

Location
United States

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