Model’s Plot to Pretend to Be Trans to Save Her Career Backfired

Carissa Pinkston has modeled for Marc Jacobs, Savage x Fenty, Prabal Gurung, and more. However, she probably won’t model for luxury brands ever again. She’s recently received a lot of negative attention on social media for falsely coming out as a transgender woman after posting transphobic comments. If that sounds crazy, that’s because it is.

Pinkston is on the right on the photo below.

Pinkston started making controversial comments in May on Facebook.

She also made this comment in June.

In July, Pinkston apologized for her comments on her Instagram. This was after experiencing some serious backlash online and she was even dropped from her agency. She came out as transgender and posted those comments as her personal insecurities as a trans woman.

However, Twitter users started to comb through the lies. Aaron Philip, who is transgender model, was pretty enraged when she found out Carissa was claiming to be transgender, especially because she knows Carissa offline. Philip posted this on her account.


Aleece Wilson, who is also a model, also believed that Clarissa was lying about being trans. The two previously worked together on a Nike fashion campaign.

A few days later, Pinkston admitted the truth on her Instagram.

While many people remain confused by her actions, Carissa has deleted all her apology posts from Instagram.

Written by: Bria Suggs