As they say, beauty is skin deep — but not all beauties feel comfortable with their own skin. Some people identify themselves to belong to another gender. Almost 1 million Americans identify themselves as ‘transexuals’ or ‘transgenders’, and say they were born with the wrong sex.
Transitioning to transgender is becoming more acceptable and mainstream, thanks to the changing times and liberal views of today. We applaud on how brave and bold these people are — especially those who had to do it in the public eye like Bruce Jenner. Families are now being more open with their children’s choices, such as Brangelina supporting their daughter Shiloh’s choice to wear boy clothes and going by the name John. Transgenders are people too who deserve our respect and love. Here are 10 of the most famous transgender women that continue to inspire people from around the world with their story.
This Canadian supermodel and TV personality first rose to fame when she joined the Miss Universe Canadian pageant last 2012, only to be subsequently disqualified after someone recognized her as transgender. Now, the 26-year-old beauty is a trans rights advocate and has her own reality show based on her life, E! Network’s ‘Brave New Girls’.