Gabrielle Gibson, 33, and Jaden Rogers, 32, will be wedded in November. But first, reports Josh Jackman for PinkNews, they needed a dress.
“I am a huge fan of the show. I have watched since day one, and I always wanted to be a Kleinfeld bride,” Gabby said. The pieces seemed to fall into place when Gabrielle called the bridal shop, made an appointment, and was told they’d be auditioning same-day.
“And what with everything going on in the media surrounding violence towards trans women of color, I wanted to show that we are people who just want to live and be happy.”
She described her experience at Kleinfeld as “amazing! From the time I walked into the time I said yes to the dress, I was treated with the utmost respect.
“It just felt so amazing to be treated as a bride and a human being, and not a sideshow.
“It’s validating to know that someone thought I was interesting enough to be a part of the show and wanted to hear my story.”
Gabby said Jaden had “helped me realize that I am more than just a sexual object to be desired by men, and showed me what true love really is.
“I honestly don’t know where I would be without him. I just left it up to the universe and this man came into my life and changed it forever, and I wouldn’t want it any other way.