Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Isis: America's Next Top Model?

Last month we introduced you to Isis King, a transgender woman who was selected to be a contestant on the hit CW show "America's Next Top Model," hosted by Tyra Banks. Originally from Prince George's County, Maryland, Isis is now in New York City, where she competed with others for the title of America's next top model. And today in The New York Times, Isis opens up about her journey; her life in New York, her mother coming to accept her gender identity and new name, and transforming before America.

Isis began transitioning at 21, and later moved to New York. It was there that she was discovered. Isis says of being on the show, ''For the world to see my issues and my struggles as a person, with my whole transition -- I think that was probably the toughest thing I had to endure." These days, Isis feels she has a future in the fashion industry, and her family has come to accept her for who she truly is. Read more about Isis' story.

And curious if Isis won? The show has finished taping, but you'll have to tune in to find out who the winner is.

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