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America's Next Top Model features its first Transgender Contestant

Thursday, August 21, 2008

"Now this is Transgender Empowerment!"


ISIS
Age:
22

Hometown:
Prince George's County, Maryland (currently New York, New York)

Occupation:
Program Assistant at a non profit organization.

SHE'S A HE???





By TV Guide News
Thu Aug 14, 9:48 AM PDT

The new season of America's Next Top Model will include Isis, the show's first transgender contestant.

"My cards were dealt differently," Isis, 22, told Us. The aspiring model is from Prince George's County, Maryland, and describes herself as "a woman born physically male."

Her historic turn as the show's first transgender contestant, though, isn't why she's getting on the Top Model runway. "I like to help people, but I'm here to follow my dreams," she said.

Yet, GLAAD leadership is still applauding her addition to this year's group of models wannabes. "We applaud Tyra Banks and The CW for making this historic visibility of transgender people possible," president Neil Giuliano said.

Will the addition of Isis change the game for transgender models on " and off the show? " Anna Dimond


Related Articles:
http://www.cwtv.com/shows/americas-next-top-model11/cast/isis
http://tv.yahoo.com/americas-next-top-model/show/35130
http://showhype.com/story/america_s_next_top_model_transsexual_contestant_isis/

10 comments:

Gibo said...

winnur! pwede ring tingnan na publicity stunt ito...whaevs..winner pa rin sya.

odin hood said...

um medyo wala pa rin ako masabi regarding sa issues about transgendered people... pero pramis im trying to keep an open mind and lagi ko basahin mga posts mo na related dun to educate myself somehow.

bena-yot said...

omigosh! when i found out about this i was really so excited! as in! am not transgender but the fact na nakasali sya is one big thing in a supposedly all-female cast reality show.. sobra! sana ako rin! hihihi!

darius said...

we have to salute tyra for this and give her a big WOW. i just hope this contestant will be given a fair chance to compete. getting in i think is easy but surviving inside the house is totally hard. honestly, i cannot imagine h(im)er doing victoria secret fashion show or doing a cover "girl" shoot. but whet the heck. s(he) was given a chance by tyra and hope s(he) will bring everything to the table. likewise, i thus hope this is not just a publicity gimmick to have a successful opening season however putting h(im)er first on the chopping board!

aaassssttteeegggg!!!

goodluck sa kanya...

ateh? ang larawan? nasan na? nagfade na?

kiel said...

go isis go!

RONeiluke, RN said...

heard about it first in tyra... hmmm... i wonder kung pano xa ihahandle ng mga judges at producers... i'm not a very big fan ng show pero nakakapanood ako minsan... i love how they take pictures..ang galing nga mga kuha.. hehe

RONeiluke, RN said...

heard about it first in tyra... hmmm... i wonder kung pano xa ihahandle ng mga judges at producers... i'm not a very big fan ng show pero nakakapanood ako minsan... i love how they take pictures..ang galing nga mga kuha.. hehe

yffar said...

@ looking for the source
medyo naging busy lang kaya yung post ko was not about my larawan series. hehehe..

hehe. inanaayos ko lang yung organization na tinatayo ko na tutulong sa mga kabataang bakla..

pero probably tonight... ipost ko...

 
 
 

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