Transgender teenager and activist Jazz Jennings scored a deal with Johnson & Johnson this week to be one of the new faces of its #SeeTheRealMe campaign for Clean & Clear skincare products.
Jazz was diagnosed with gender dysphoria at age 5, and landed on Time’s 2014 Most Influential Teens List, and TLC announced recently that it has ordered an 11-episode reality series about the teen’s life, with the working title of All That Jazz, according to US Magazine.
The 14-year-old recently landed her own reality television series at TLC, now joins other teenagers in the company’s social media campaign designed to promote natural beauty.
“I’ve always known exactly who I am,” Jennings says in the advertisement. “I was a girl trapped in a boy’s body. Growing up has been quite a struggle being transgender, especially in middle school. Some kids greet each other with hugs, and then just give me a ‘Hi.’ And sometimes I’ve even been called an ‘it.’”
“The real me is happy and proud to be who I am. And I’m just having fun being one of the girls,” Jennings concludes.
“I feel really honored to be part of the #SeeTheRealMe campaign,” the teen told Huffington Post. “It’s really amazing, as it helps many teen girls who are struggling. It helps them to find themselves and be true to who they are. I hope they can learn to be brave and not care what other people think about them, because if they just stay positive and spread love, then others will be true friends who will accept them no matter what.”
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