Thursday, August 14, 2008

Trans Top Model

I haven't watched any episodes of Tyra Banks' show America's Next Top Model yet, but I might have to tune in now after reading this: the upcoming season will feature a trans woman as a contestant.

Isis, 22, hails from our backyard, Prince George's County, Maryland - right outside of Washington. The local former receptionist will be featured on the CW's program starting September 3. Isis tells US Magazine, "I'm here to follow my dreams."

It's refreshing to see a member of the trans community represented in the model competition. I'll be watching to see Isis [pictured, left - photo courtesy of CW] and the other models next month. Earlier this year I got pulled into following Project Runway (which gay designer Christian Siriano won last season), so I'm looking forward to another reality show that embraces all walks of like on the catwalk.

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