First transgender model for New Zealand Fashion Week?
New Zealand Fashion Week could have its first transgender model make their way down the catwalk at this year's event.
Preparations are well underway, with casting beginning this weekend.
Eighteen-year-old Auckland-based model Manahou Mackay insists she's ready for the challenge, adding that it'll be an honour to be the first.
"I'm not against being branded a transgender model but I don't want people to just see me as transgender model - I'm just a person who happens to be transgender. It's not my brand or anything, it's just an afterthought, I think."
Fashion Week begins in Auckland on August 28.