Geena Rocero is a model, writer, producer, transgender advocate, and public speaker, born and raised in Manila, Philippines. Geena is the founder of Gender Proud, a media production company that tells stories on what it means to be trans and gender non-conforming. She is the first trans woman ambassador for Miss Universe Nepal; the first trans Asian Playboy Playmate; and the first trans woman to be named a Playboy Playmate of the Year. Geena is also a board member of the NY LGBT Center and the 2020 National Chair for Stonewall Day in June. On March 31, 2014, in honor of International Transgender Day of Visibility, Geena came out as transgender in an instantly viral TEDTalk. Her speech has since been viewed close to five million times, and has been translated into thirty-two languages.