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Move over Tyra Banks, ‘Road to the Runway’ gives ‘Top Model’ a queer spin thanks to Arisce Wanzer

Exclusively-trans agency Slay Models has brought their most recent annual model search to Here TV in the new six-part docuseries, Road to the Runway. The show profiles the search’s twenty finalists, visiting their roots and uncovering their varied journeys to the agency.Throughout the show’s premiere, Slay Models director Cece Asuncion consults with the agency’s first model, trans runway icon (and friend of the Queerties) Arisce Wanzer.Arisce, who also hosted the previous model searches, has found herself acting as something of a mentor to the girls over time – when her busy schedule gets a second to breathe, of course.We got a chance to chat with her about the new series, diversity in the industry, and the roadmap to the runway that she’s helped create.The Road to the Runway docuseries may be covering a competition, but it’s certainly no competition show.

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Christian Weissmann is a charming queer star who’s been popping up everywhere lately.Between the Tubi original rom-com Crushed and guest spots on Netflix‘s Dear White People series and Peacock’s Saved By The Bell reboot, Weissmann’s becoming something of a streaming regular.Later this year, he’ll have his splashiest role yet in Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story, Netflix’s star-studded portrait of the infamous serial killer from super-producers Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan.Related: Ryan Murphy, Evan Peters & Nicey Nash team on a new series about notorious gay killerMeanwhile, Weissmann has been moonlighting as an op-ed writer for the Los Angeles Times, penning thoughtful essays about quarantine relationships and bisexuality’s place within the LGBTQ community, which prove he’s a multi-hyphenate to look out for in the coming years.Weissmann recently took the time to connect with Queerty and be the inaugural subject for “Dishin’ It,” our new Q&A interview series where we talk to some of our favorite queer stars about, well, anything and everything!Game to play along, he fielded our random questions to share stories about his longtime Hannah Montana stan-dom, explain why tennis kids become anxious adults, and ask what we’ve been wondering for years: Why wasn’t the butler in The Parent Trap gay?  A post shared by CHRISTIAN WEISSMANN (@christianweissmann)1. Is there a piece of pop-culture—either a movie, TV series, book, album,  etc…—that you consider a big part of your coming-out journey? Why does  it stand out to you?  WEISSMAN: There is so much that influenced me as a kid and aided in my coming-out story.