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Munroe Bergdorf on Kim Petras: ‘she’s incredible and I’m so proud of her’

'She's incredible and I'm so proud of her,' said Bergdorf

By Nick Reilly

Munroe Bergdorf and Kim Petras (Picture: Alamy)

Munroe Bergdorf has hailed Kim Petras, after the singer became the first transgender woman to win a Grammy Award.

German star Petras won the Pop Duo/Group Performance Grammy for her Sam Smith collab ‘Unholy’ earlier this month, as well as performing a much-discussed performance of the track at the Los Angeles ceremony.

A week later, the pair followed it up with an equally high-stakes performance at the Brit Awards, which saw them performing against the backdrop of a dark and industrial car workshop.

Speaking to Rolling Stone UK on the Brits Red Carpet, Bergdorf – herself the first transgender model to front a  L’Oréal campaign – said she was excited to see Petras’ continued rise.

“She’s incredible and I’m so proud of her. She’s doing so incredibly and it’s amazing to see a trans girl live out her dreams and be celebrated for her talent,” she said.

Hailing Petras’ win as a significant moment for wider trans representation, she added: “I think the most important thing is that young trans people will see us in these spaces, just being ourselves, being celebrated for what we bring into the table, and hopefully dream big.”

“We’ve got Kim Petras and Honey Dijon and Sophie before, RIP. Things are definitely changing and we can always have people from different backgrounds sharing their experiences with the world.”

Describing her historic win, Petras previously looked back on the artists who were previously nominated.

“I’m proud,” she told “I just feel like they’ve all kind of been overlooked a lot, and never really got what they deserved regarding their influence…It’s cool to be in the same category as those artists that I really look up to.”