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America’s Next Top Model: Former Transgendered Contestant Isis Makes Transition

March 29, 2009 03:00 PM by Paulene Hinds


If you are a fan of America’s Next Top Model then you will remember Isis King. She is the young lady thatmade headlines as the first transgendered contestant to compete on America’s Next Top Model. Although she didn’t win America’s Next Top Model, TyraBanks saw what an inspiration she was to so many people and offeredto pay forher final gender reassignment surgery after she was eliminated from the show. Isis King’s transition is complete and she is returning to the Tyra Banks show on Monday to show off her new look.

Isis King’s visit to the Tyra Banks show will be her first public appearance since her transistion, and she is excited.

“I got the bathing suit issue out of the way,” Isis Kingsays to TyraBanks on the show, according to Us Magazine. “I feel very confident and sexy.”

Isis King was voted off the 11th cycle of America’s Next Top Model afterbecoming nervous about wearing a bikini during a swimsuitshoot.

“It’s almost like I was supposed to have it,” Isis King says about her surgery. “Although it was swelling and bruising and everything, automatically I felt more comfortable. I was ready to walk around the house in my little shorts. I just felt more confident.”

Isis King brought along her boyfriend, Desmond whom she met on MySpace before her surgery and you won’t want to miss the show as Desmondproposes to her on the episode! If you can’t watch it, we will tell you thatthere is a marriage in their future.

“Yes!” Isis King says. “Oh my Goodness. Oh my goodness. Are you serious?”

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2 Responses to “America’s Next Top Model: Former Transgendered Contestant Isis Makes Transition”

  1. electrakitty Says:
    December 19th, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    I rarely watch reality tv, but I was referred to cycle 11 because of Isis, because I have a number of trans-friends. I watched a few of Isis’s episodes and I have to say that she exhibited the most class of any of the young women on that show. I am very glad that she was able to have her surgery and that good things are on the horizon for her. Congrats, Isis!

    (and btw, I have no idea who won that cycle, nor do I care. I stopped watching a little before Isis was eliminated, as I couldn’t handle the cattiness of the cis-women.)

  2. cassandra Says:
    December 1st, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    dallas schools for isis from american next top model ‘
    paul quinn’
    praire view
    tsu college
    sam houston
    el centro
    unversity of austin and hosuton
    and unversity of texas


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