Gigi Hari grew up in Manchester. She came out as trans in 2014, and once she'd started her medical transition in 2017, thanks to a chance encounter with a modelling scout, the 23-year-old became the first trans model signed in the city. Having studied Fashion Design and Technology at Manchester Metropolitan University, first work was with student photographers, including a presentation at Graduate Fashion Week in London. She bagged her first job after seeing a casting promoted on Facebook for a campaign called GIRLNESS with Matty Bovan, celebrating Barbie’s 58th birthday. Since then she's walked for Bovan, Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY and Zandra Rhodes, and appeared in editorials in Nylon China, Dazed and Tatler. Hari uses social media to raise awareness and discuss the realities of life as a trans person and model whose appearance exists outside of the binary, aiming to uplift members of the queer community.