Isis King was born on October 1, , in Annapolis, Maryland, and is an American fashion model and a fashion designer. She was a contestant on both the eleventh cycle and the seventeenth cycle of the reality television show America's Next Top Model. She was the first trans woman to compete on the show, and became one of the most visible transgender people on television. King was born male but has stated that "mentally and everything else" she was "born female.
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She has gone on to design her own fashion line, and cites her main influences as Donatella Versace and Betsey Johnson, for whom she walked the runway last fall. The year-old trailblazer is now focusing on her acting career, with off-Broadway plays and a recent role on The Bold and the Beautiful under her belt. Teen Vogue chatted with Isis to talk HG beauty products, what it was like to be homeless and trans, and what we, and others, can do to support the transgender community. I used to hide behind a cat eye, but I learned to embrace my natural eye shape.
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The first transgendered contestant on America's Next Top Model will undergo surgery soon to become physically female, with the help of the show's host, Tyra Banks. Marci Bowers , who offered to evaluate Isis and perform the surgery. The season finale of Top Model airs Wednesday.
Entertainment August 30, Isis King was not always the iconic model she is today. Her interest in couture began early in life. In , King won a full ride scholarship to the Art School of Philadelphia for fashion design.