10. Claudia Charriez
She competed on America’s Next Top Model in the year 2006 and reached upto semi final round. She was disqualified when it was discovered that she wasn’t born female, she later appeared on The Tyra Banks Show when the America’s Next Top Model judge hosted America’s Next Top Transsexual Model.
Brazilian born, Italian raised Leandra Medeiros Cerezo is the model for the haircare brand, Redken. Leat was the child of a former football player and in Thailand in the year 2012 she underwent her gender reassignment surgery.
8. Kim Petras
Kim Petras is a German songwriter and also a pop singer and wanted to be a girl from a very little age. Born Tim Petras, her parents were very understanding and dressed her in gender neutral clothing in public.
7. Jenna Talackova
After gender reassignment surgery in 2007, this Canadian model started gaining her fame in 2012. The media got shocked when she won her case to be allowed to participate in Miss Universe Canada. She stared in a reality show named Brave New Girls based around her life.
6. Andreja Pejic
This Australian Model, born Andrej Pejic was once best known as an androgynous male model. Born in Tuzla, Bosnia, this model started her career just before her 17th birthday and started modelling in feminine and masculine clothing and wore both for a Paris fashion show in 2011.
5. Miriam Rivera
Miriam became famous through her appearances on Big Brother Australia. This Mexican model knew she wanted to be a girl by the age of four and underwent gender reassignment surgery.
4. Kelly Van Der Veer
Kelly is a Dutch singer and also a TV star and she first started singing in a children’s choir, which produced several albums. Often mistaken for a girl, she participated on ‘De Travestiet Show’ in 1997 and was the youngest contestant they’d ever had at seventeen, then after two years of it she had her gender reassignment surgery.
3. Isis King
Not only a fashion model, she is also a fashion designer. Isis King born as Darrell Walls has appeared in two cycles of America’s Next Top Model, she was the first openly transgendered woman to be allowed to compete.
2. Florencia De La V
The Argentine comedian, actress and TV personality better known by her stage name Flor De La V, was born as male and named Roberto Carlos. She always had interest in fashion so she participated in many pageants and by 1998 she met a dentist named Pablo Goycochea and had twins via surrogate.
1. Roberta Close
She was born in Rio De Janeiro as Luiz Roberto Gambine Moreira. As she grew she began to secretly take female hormone injections and dress like them, by the age of twenty she won Miss Gay Brazil and was named the World’s Most Beautiful Woman. She then underwent gender reassignment surgery in 1989.
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