We often don’t realize that the some of the models we see on the front covers of magazines or on runways are indeed transsexual models. These stunning looking models appear to be women but were indeed born with male genital organs. They look so stunning and perfect that if we didn’t know any better, it will be hard for us to guess that they were born with male reproductive organs! Could you? Check these transsexual models out and see if you could have guessed otherwise.
1. Claudia Charriez
It’s hard to believe that Claudia Charriez was indeed born a man and despite her birth as a man, her transsexuality did not get in the way of becoming a top class model and especially, an international model for that matter. Charriez, whom The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency TV and America’s Next Top Model shows kicked off in 2008, later went on to win the America’s Next Top Transsexual Model contest, thanks to Tyra Banks and her modeling show. (Source | Photo)
2. Florencia De La V
Argentinian Florencia De La V formerly known as Roberto Carlos Trinidad began life in 1976 but, has since held the place of one of the most distinguished transgendered actresses in the world. The once editor of a magazine has also made appearances in clubs, on soap operas, and in magazines. She is the mother to twin babies conceived via surrogate and happily married to her husband… a man. (Source | Photo)
3. Chamila Asanka
With four surgeries and countless other medical procedures, Indian Malika is a transwoman who’s successfully become the woman she feels she’s always meant to be since birth. She was the first Indian chosen to compete in the 2011 Annual Miss International Queen competition in Thailand, a beauty pageant for transgendered people. (Source | Photo)
5. Caroline Cossey
Caroline “Tula” Cossey (formerly known as Barry Kenneth Cossey) is a British model and a well-known transwoman in the world. Cossey has posed for Playboy, starred in the James Bond movie The Living Daylights, and wrote a book detailing her experiences as a transsexual model and actress called “I Am A Woman.” (Source | Photo)
6. Sirapassorn Atthayakorn
7. Roberta Close
Roberta Close was born in Rio de Janeiro under the name Luiz Roberto Gambine Moreira. She was the first transsexual model to pose for the Brazilian edition of Playboy magazine. In addition to Playboy, she has featured in editorials for Vogue magazine and appeared on runways for various fashion houses, including Thierry Mugler, Guy Laroche, Jean Paul Gaultier and was voted the most beautiful woman in Brazil. (Source | Photo)
8. Isis King
Born Darrell Walls in October of 1985, American fashion model Isis King came into the spotlight when she became the first transgender contestant ever to appear on the modeling reality show America’s Next Top Model. She contested on both the eleventh cycle and the seventeenth cycle of the reality television show America’s Next Top Model. (Source | Photo)
9. Lea T.
Brazilian-born transgender Lea T. was born Leandro Cerezo in 1981, but that didn’t stop her from becoming one of the most famous transsexual fashion models in the industry today. Lea has been called the muse of high fashion design house Givenchy. (Source | Photo)
10. Andrej Pejic
Serbian Australian model Andrej Pejic is partly male and partly female in appearance and famous for his ability to model both male and female clothing. In January 2011’s Paris fashion shows he walked both the men’s and women’s shows for Jean-Paul Gaultier and the men’s shows for Marc Jacobs. He has also ranked #18 on the models.com Top 50 Male Models list while simultaneously being ranked #98 in FHM’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World 2011.” (Source | Photo | Via)
11. Kevin Roxas Balot
Kevin Roxas Balot is the first Filipino to win the Miss International Queen crown. As the only boy in the family, Kevin was expected to become an engineer, but instead, she became a beauty queen. She has graced the pages of Preview magazine and appeared in a couple of TV commercials as well. (Source | Photo)
12. Trixie Maristela
Trixie Maristela is a transsexual, LGBT rights advocate, actress, beauty queen, and a European language graduate. In 2014, she contested in the Miss International Queen beauty pageant and emerged as the 1st Runner-Up. (Source)
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