Amanda lepore (born november 21, 1967) is a transgender american model, celebutante, singer, and performance artist. A former club kid, she has appeared in advertising for numerous companies. Lepore is also noted as a regular subject in photographer david lachapelles work, serving as his muse, as well as many other photographers, such as terry richardson and ruben van schalm. denise danne, a transgender woman who once served as co-president of the harvey milk lgbtq democratic club and was a longtime city employee, died wednesday, september 2. A cause of death was not given by geoffrey scott, who was an adopted grandson of ms.