Lots of women, female models who walk the ramp these days were born as men. And with ever so successful transformation procedure, it’s hard to identify whether they’re really women or later transformed their sexuality. Beautiful models like these, look and feel like women, but are born as men, with male reproductive system.
It’s hard to make out, whether the model walking the ramp or bossing the magazine cover, unless you’re someone closely known to them.
It’s surprising to know their true nature, but here’re top 6 influential women who were born as men.
Top 6 Influential Women Who Were Born As Men
Originally Lee Kyung-yeop born on February 17, 1975 as male. She’s well-known as South Korea’s first transgender entertainer. Assigned male at birth, but Harisu is identified as female from early childhood. She felt the need to change her sex when a relationship with a boy went wrong. She was exempted from the military for the reason that it requires males.
Her transformation procedure includes hormone replacement therapy, breast augmentation, nose job and hip enlargement surgeries. It all started when at a mere age of 15.
She’s well-known singer and actress in South Korea. Recorded 5 Korean albums and has her major role in a movie Yellow Hair 2.
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Born as Luiz Roberto Gambine Moreira as male on 7 December, 1964. Roberta Close is a transgender to have posed for the Brazilian edition of Playboy magazine.
She started taking female hormone injections in her teenage and debuted her career as a model and actress thereafter. She underwent sex reassignment surgery by the age of 25.
She made it to headlines when she won “Miss Gay Brazil” beauty pageant and was dubbed “the world’s most beautiful model” and “Most Beautiful Woman in Brazil.”. She starred in the movie Si tu vas a Rio (1986), has even hosted late night talk show.
Dana International, originally Yaron Cohen, born with male reproductive system. Coming from a poor family, Dana had a tough life, aspired to be a singer, she released eight albums which rose her to a success and fame in Israel and all over the world. Dana International underwent sex reassignment surgeries by the age of 21.
With all that success and fame and winner of Eurovision Song Contest in 1998, she’s one of the world’s best-known trans women and came to public attention throughout Europe.
Starred in a James Bond film(For Your Eyes Only) and the first of world’s most well-known trans women to pose for Playboy, Caroline Cossey is an English model.
Born as male(Barry Kenneth Cossey) on 31 Aug 1954, started showing feminine attire as well as in appearance. Had an unhappy childhood due to all these changes, she’s bullied by peers and friends. Finally she received hormone therapy at the age of 17 and went through sex reassignment procedure at the age of 20.
She worked as a model under the name “Tula”, and had a fair share of success throughout her modelling career.
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Kelly van der Veer
Like Caroline Cossey or most of the transsexual women, Kelly van der Veer regard childhood and teenage as her most difficult phase of her life. She’s a well-known Dutch figure due to her transsexuality. She transformed herself through sex reassignment operation by the age of 19.
Born on 6 May 1980, Kelly van der Veer is a well-known TV personality and singer. She rose to fame and success when she became a contestant on Big Brother. She’s appeared in more than six TV shows, earned fame and money through her music career. She established a website that offers webcam sex for payment.
Born as Zi-hua as male on 12 June 1986, Alicia Liu, is a Taiwanese model, a TV personality. She hasn’t had any major success through her modeling career until someone from her highschool recognized and revealed her true identity to the media. She finally changed gender at the age of 19, which is funded by her second boyfriend.
Her sexual transformation is one of the most successful transformation ever. It’s said, she’s had a boyfriend now who was unable to recognize her and told, “if she was a he, I would have noticed for sure”.
All these transsexual models had been bullied throughout their childhood and teenage, they stood for their rights and rose to fame and power through their career in modelling, as TV personalities, filming career or as a singer. I was not able to identify their true sexuality, how about you?