15 Transgender Celebs Before And After Surgery Will Leave You Speechless
1. Lili Elbe
Lili Elbe (born as Einar Mogens Wegener) was the first transgender person in the world. In 1930, Einar went to Germany to undergo a series of experimental sex reassignment surgeries. Unfortunately, she died of complications related to the operations.
2. Caroline Tula Cossey
Tula is the first transgender Bond Girl (For Your Eyes Only) and was also a playboy model. Tula was born a female trapped in a male body. She was raised as a male until she began her hormone therapy at 17 and afterwards she started living as a female. In 1974, with the money she earned as a showgirl in Paris, Tula finally had a sex reassignment surgery.
3. Andreja Pejic
Andreja Pejic won both the Hottest Male and Hottest Female model award in the same year. Andreja Pejic turned into an androgynous male model who worked both male and female fashion shows after being scouted as a model just before turning seventeen and whilst working at McDonald's. In early 2014, Pejic underwent gender reassignment surgery and recently, Andrej changed her name to Andrea.
4. Thomas Beatie
Thomas Beatie is the first male person who gave birth to a child. Thomas Beatie had a gender reassignment surgery in 2002 but kept her "lower lady part" unchanged. In 2007, Thomas underwent an artificial insemination procedure, and became the first pregnant man. Unfortunately, he lost the triplets he was carrying due to an unplanned surgery. However, he didn't give up and eventually gave birth to a healthy baby girl, the first of three healthy babies.
5. Janet Mock
Janet Mock, The People Magazine's former staff editor, shocked the world in 2011 when she revealed that she was a transgender woman. Janet became a sex worker at 16 to earn money for her medical transition. At 18, she went to Thailand to get a gender reassignment surgery. Now she is a transgender rights activist.
6. Alexis Arquette
This LGBT star is famous for her roles in movies like The Wedding Singer and Last Exist to Brooklyn, etc. Even as a little boy, her family noticed Alexis was always leaning toward femininity. For example, when the gym teacher told the class to get in two lines, boys and girls, she would always go to the girls line. Nowadays, Alexis performs as a Drag Queen and is known as "Eva Destruction".
7. Chaz Bono
Born in 1969, Chaz was the only child of Sonny and Cher. While Chaz was still Chastity, she declared herself as a lesbian. In 2008, she had a gender transition and became a transgender man.
8. Laverne Cox
Laverne changed how the world saw transgender people after her star performance in the hit Netflix show "Orange is the New Black." She was the first ever openly transgender person on the cover of Time magazine, and the first to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.
9. Caitlyn Jenner
Bruce Jenner, the famous athlete, transitioned last year. When she appeared as Caitlyn, she left the "Keeping up with the Kardashians" TV Reality Show, and now has a Reality Show of her own, called "I Am Cait".
10. Lana Wachowski
Lana Wachowski was once one of the famous Wachowski brothers, who are most known for their movies "V for Vendetta" and "The Matrix". In 2009, Lana started her transition, and now, she is active in the LGBT community.
11. Candis Cayne
Candis Cayne appeared in the spotlight when she played transgender mistress Carmelita on the hit show "Dirty Sexy Money". She was the first transgender person with a recurring role on television.
12. Carmen Carrera
Carmen Carrera came out as trans after the Season 3 of Rupaul's "Drag Race" ended. One interesting thing about Carmen is that there has been a petition sent to Victoria's Secret, to make her the first transgender angel.
13. Balian Buschbaum
Balian Buschbaum was a German female pole vault athlete who won a bronze medal in the European pole vaulting championships. After her retirement from sports, she had gender reassignment surgery and became Balian in 2008.
14. Jenna Talackova
After being disqualified from Miss Universe for being born a man, Jelena filed a lawsuit against the organizers and even Donald Trump, and won. She ended up in the Top 12.
15. Fallon Fox
Fox is the first MMA openly transgender fighter. She has been fighting against controversy since her gender reassignment surgery, considering the fact that she was born a man gives her unfair advantage against other MMA female fighters. But the public gave her a break after it was discovered that she has more estrogen in her body than any other female fighter.
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