TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress” will breach beginning arena after this ages back the absoluteness alternation actualization an aboveboard transgender bride.
Hairstylist and architecture artisan Gabrielle Gibson, 33, will baddest her bells dress on the March 25 adventure of “Say Yes to the Dress.” The New Jersey native, who works as a hairstylist and architecture artist, arise the account in a Feb. 28 Facebook post, forth with a snapshot of herself assuming in a lacy, mermaid-style clothes at Kleinfeld Bridal in New York.
“This so cool agitative and surreal to me all at the aforementioned time,” Gibson wrote on Facebook. Actuality best to be on “Say Yes to the Dress,” she added, was “an amazing experience, and the aggregation was an complete dream.”
Gibson will tie the bond with her fiancé, Jaden Rogers, in a “country chic” November ceremony. She isn’t the aboriginal aboveboard auto helpmate to be featured on the franchise; that account goes to Precious Davis, who appeared on “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta” aftermost year. She is, however, the aboriginal to arise on the aboriginal “Say Yes to the Dress,” which is based in New York.
Calling herself a “huge fan” of “Say Yes to the Dress,” Gibson told PinkNews that she’d like her actualization to advice brainwash admirers on auto issues, alike if it’s aloof in a baby way. “With aggregate activity on in the media surrounding abandon arise auto women of color,” she said, “I capital to appearance that we are bodies who aloof appetite to alive and be happy.”
Being able to arise on the show, she added, was “a activity acquaintance and memory” that she will always cherish. “It aloof acquainted so amazing to be advised as a helpmate and a animal being, and not a sideshow,” she said. “It’s acceptance to apperceive that addition anticipation I was absorbing abundant to be a allotment of the appearance and capital to apprehend my story.”
Rogers, who additionally identifies as transgender, feels similarly. “I achievement that we serve as an afflatus for those out there who accept anytime acquainted unwanted, to apperceive that we are actuality active as our accurate selves,” he told LGBTQ blog Unicorn Booty, “and that auto women of blush are admirable and deserve to be advised with address and respect.”
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