Pose actress Mj Rodriguez, also known as singer and performer Michaela Jaé, has made history as the first openly transgender woman to win a Golden Globe, claiming the award for best actress in a TV drama for her role as Blanca Evangelista in the FX series. She was also nominated for an Emmy last year for the same role. Her fashion moments — that glamorous Cannes debut comes to mind — are not exactly few and far between.
The 31-year-old played Blanca for three seasons on Pose, wrapping the show only to move onto other music and acting projects. For her next steps, she’ll likely continue working with stylist Katie Bofshever on statement-making red carpet looks that run the gamut on the color wheel and draw attraction to her incredible taste that’s being celebrated.
Mj told InStyle ahead of her Emmy nomination: “There’s a piece of the industry that does not see us as who we identify as and I think that’s one of the reasons why they probably wouldn’t give those [nomination] spaces to women like us. I think people need to respect and see us as who we are. Then we can move forward.” This was merely foreshadowing the recognition that was to come for Mj, as she’s used her fashion sense to lock in her confidence and grace on the red carpet in looks by Cong Tri, Dundas, Prabal Gurung, and Jason Wu.
Keep reading for a rundown on Mj’s colorful wardrobe that continues to impress, and watch this space for even more iconic outfits down the line.