January 04, 2012 05:35 PM by Ashley Lee
It’s a unique New Year’s resolution, but Chaz Bono is determined to finish what he started: the recent Dancing With The Stars contestant announced that he is saving up for the final surgery that will fully complete his sex change. What does Jennifer Elia, his former fiancee, think about his goal? Or how about the most important woman in his life, Cher? Read on for all the details, including how he’s coping with his treatments thus far.
Born as Chastity, the only child of Sonny and Cher has gone public about his privates: he is proudly saving up for a penis.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Chaz Bono opens up about his hopes for the final surgery to complete his sex change. He previously had his breasts removed, and is already receiving testosterone injections, which, he says, is “literally like going through a second puberty.”
“I have more hair on my back than on my chest,” he says. “I’ve waited my whole life to be able to have body hair, but I never thought I’d have back hair. But what are you going to do, right?’
Chaz is considering a few different options for his pending body part. “There’s different ways to do the surgery, from real basic to more and more options. It’s like a car,” he says. “I’d like to have the testicular implants, and be able to urinate through it. Probably $25,000, maybe $45,000.”
He clarifies that he’ll be saving up for the surgery on his own and plans to have the operation once he can afford it, without any financial help from his mother, Cher.
“She has [helped out financially] in the past when there’s been a problem or issue, but no, I don’t like to take money from my mom more than anybody else does,” he says. “Being self-supporting is important to me.”
Besides, Cher is also “not 100 percent comfortable” with the idea just yet, he says. “For her, it’s a process.” And it’s not just Cher who has some reservations; former fiancee Jennifer Elia is outwardly against him getting the surgery.
“I think Jen wished I wouldn’t get the bottom done, but she understood my need to,” he says. “You have to understand; for me, the life transformation has already happened.”
What do you think about Chaz Bono’s new savings goal?
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