Kenny Awomi is a Transgender model from Nagaland, India. Kenny Awomi is confidently making her way in the industry that still lacks imagination beyond binaries, pale skin palettes, and metro geographies.
This strong model has now turned into a style most loved in the business, not on the grounds that her catwalk is on point, she is the exemplification of solidarity that she’s appeared throughout the years. “I carried on with a really content life back in Nagaland. Everybody around me was merry and ensured I remained upbeat, as well. My relatives, school companions, and even workforce would regularly let me know – ‘Kenny, you’re splendid. You are wonderful. You can do whatever you long for. Go, win the world!’ These words keep on moving me at whatever point I feel low or face challenges,” shares Kenny in a connection with IWB.
Kenny grew up in a small town of Zunheboto district. Enveloped in a warm, loving environment, she was encouraged to express herself. She will never forget the day when she took part in a reality show ‘Nagas Got Talent’and showed up in female clothes publicly for the first time. And as she danced her heart out on the stage, her teachers cheered for her in the audience.
“I was identified as a boy when I was born. But as I grew older, I knew everything inside me was feminine. Confused about my outer appearance, I used to push myself to play sports popular among boys so I could be spotted among them and seen as one of them. These are all painful experiences LGBT kids are forced to live through to escape social labeling,” she explains.
Kenny’s mom, helped her get the clearness. “My mom is a Rockstar. She’d purchase cosmetics and ladylike garments for me since she knew, where it counts, I needed to resemble a lady,” recollects the millennial model.
To mark her life’s new course and pursue modeling full-time, Kenny shifted to Delhi in 2010 – the city provided her with amazing opportunities while also banging the reality of racism and sexism against her. Despite the initial struggle, since she was already a known face after her stint in ‘Nagas Got Talent,’ she had conquered the city’s runways, including walking for none other than the talented fashion designer Amit Aggarwal.