Gisele “Xtravaganza” Alicea
Gisele is a successful high fashion model, actress, painter, event producer, legendary ballroom personality and transgender activist. During her modeling career she has worked with such professionals as Patricia Field, Patrick Demarchelier, Terry Richardson, Danielle Levitz and many others. Her runway work includes The Blondes, Vidal Sassoon, Nico and Adrian. She has appeared in national magazines such as Interview, Out, Amelie G and Flaunt. Gisele appeared in the movie The Extra Man with Katie Holmes, Kevin Kline, John C. Reilly and Paul Dano. She was also featured in the documentary Lost in the Crowd by Susi Graf. She grew up in Harlem and attended the Harvey Milk High School.