Aspiring model Zaya Wade walked the runway during the Miu Miu Womenswear Fall Winter 2023-2024 show at Paris Fashion Week in France on Tuesday, March 7.
The 15-year-old high school student came out as male-to-female transgender at age 12.
Retired NBA player Dwyane Wade commented on his child’s runway debut in a post on Instagram, writing, “I’m not crying, you are.”
Wade recently won a court decision to legally change Zaya’s name from Zion to Zaya, and gender to female.
Zaya is not the youngest MtF transgender to walk the runway in womenswear fashion shows.
10-year-old trans model Noella McMaher walked the runway during NY Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week in 2022. Both of Noella’s parents are transgender as well.