More and more beautiful women are joining the modeling world and strutting their stuff on the catwalk. What many people don’t realize however is that not all of these women were born that way. These gorgeous models look and feel like women but were born with male reproductive organs. We definitely wouldn’t be able to tell that they weren’t born female! On GettyFeed we bring you 10 hot and gorgeous women who were born male.
1. Kim Petras
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A German pop singer and songwriter, she insisted from a very young age that she was a girl. Born as Tim Petras, her parents were very understanding and dressed her in gender neutral clothing in public. By 2007, Petras was recording and uploading videos of herself singing online where she was discovered by Fabian Gorg. In 2008, after singing up with “Joyce Records”, she released two new songs. She is known as one of the youngest people to undergo gender reassignment surgery; she was sixteen. (Source)
2. Andreja Pejic
Serbian Australian model Andrej Pejic is androgynous 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)
3. Lea T.
Brazilian 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)
4. Claudia Charriez
Hard to believe that Claudia Charriez was born a man, right? Her transsexuality has not stopped her from becoming an international model. Charriez was kicked off of America’s Next Top Model and The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency TV shows in 2008, but went on to win the America’s Next Top Transsexual Model contest on The Tyra Banks Show later that year. (Source)
5. Sirapassorn Atthayakorn
Thailand’s own Sirapassorn (AKA Sammy) Atthayakorn was named Miss International Queen in 2011’s pageant. (Source)
6. Caroline “Tula” Cossey
Caroline “Tula” Cossey (nee Barry Kenneth Cossey) is an English model who is one of the best-known trans women in the world. Cossey had a small role in the James Bond movie The Living Daylights, posed for Playboy, and wrote an autobiography about her experiences as a transsexual model and actress called “I Am A Woman.” (Source)
7. Roberta Close
Brazilian model Roberta Close was the first pre-operative transsexual model to pose for the Brazilian edition of Playboy magazine. After undergoing gender reassignment surgery in 1989, Close posed nude for a Brazilian men’s magazine called Sexy and was then voted “Most Beautiful Woman in Brazil.” (Source)
8. Kelly Van Der Veer
This Dutch singer and TV star first started singing in 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. Two years later, she underwent gender reassignment surgery. She also appeared as a contestant on ‘Big Brother’, finishing as a finalist. She returned to her musical roots and later appeared on six more TV shows before releasing her single “I Am What I Am”.
9. Jenna Talackova
After gender reassignment surgery in 2007, this Canadian model started gaining her fame in 2012. She shocked the media by winning her case to be allowed to compete in the “Miss Universe Canada” pageant. She was initially disqualified and not allowed to complete because she’s transgendered. Previously competing in ‘Miss International Queen’, a pageant for transgendered women, she made it to the top 12 and was awarded the title of Miss Congeniality in ‘Miss Universe Canada’. Following the pageant, she stared in a reality show ‘Brave New Girls’ based around her life. It was filmed in Toronto where she began her modeling career. (Source)
India’s Malika is a trans woman who has undergone four surgeries and countless other medical procedures to become the woman she feels she was meant to be at birth. In 2011 she became the first Indian to be chosen to compete in the annual Miss International Queen competition in Thailand, a beauty pageant for transgender people. (Source)