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Munroe Bergdorf

Munroe Bergdorf is back and teaming up with another ex-L'Oreal model as the face of another beauty brand.

After L'Oreal's first trans model, Munroe Bergdorf, was fired for her "all white people are racist" comments, she's found a new platform. The British beauty brand Illamasqua announced on Wednesday that Bergdorf would be the face of its newest campaign, which is centered around gender fluidity.

Although the brand does not have the global reach of L'Oreal, they are embracing Bergdorf for her comments. "Munroe embodies diversity and individuality; she is not scared to be truly herself. But Munroe doesn't just stop there. She speaks out about the issues that affect not just her but the rest of our generation, seeking to improve the society we live in," the brand expressed in a statement.

Bergdorf's comments that cost her previous job, included, "Once white people begin to admit that their race is the most violent and oppressive force of nature on Earth...then we can talk." She is enthusiastic to collaborate with Illamasqua, posting on Instagram the announcement, along with "If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything." Bergdorf had collaborated with the brand before. During the controversy in August, the brand defended the model on Twitter.

Bergdorf stands by her comments too. She told The Guardianearlier this month, "The most ridiculous thing is that you call out racism and they respond with more racism. It just doesn't make any sense."

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