This morning, social media was full of messages of mourning at the news that Katya had died. Also known as Kaka, her career in modelling and dance goes back to the 1970s.
Katya, who was 63, modelled for international agencies, and even appeared in Vogue magazine in 1984. She was still modelling in the 90s when she worked with local companies, such as Charles and Ron.
As a transgender person, Katya was also a ray of hope for people like her at a time when this subject was taboo. In fact, those who paid tribute to her memory included the MGRM and the website Gay Malta, who described her as an icon of the LGBTIQ+ movement.