After spending over $500,000 to change his looks, the human Ken Doll, Rodrigo Alves, came out as a transgender woman.
The reality TV star said:
“It feels amazing to finally tell the world I’m a girl.I’m known as Ken but inside I’ve always felt like Barbie.”
Rodrigo, who now likes to be called Roddy with the pronouns “she” and “her” – said:
“I finally feel like the real me. Glamorous, beautiful and feminine.
For years I tried to live my life as a man. I had a fake six pack put in, I had fake muscles in my arms but I was lying to myself. I’m a woman and have always had a feminine brain. Now my body matches my mind.”
Roddy, 36, will complete her transition with gender realignment surgery,
“I will have a penile inversion and my testicles will be removed. That will be the final step.
Before that I’m having silicone breast implants. I’ll be able to wear dresses that show my cleavage and look sexy. I’m very excited.
After that, I’m having face feminisation surgery. It will be an incision at the top of my scalp, and through that the doctor will reshape my forehead, give me an eye lift, lip lift and middle face lift.
I’m having my Adam’s apple removed, my jawline shaved and my chin modified.”
Brazilian Alves lives in London, and said it took a lot of courage finally to admit she was trans.
“Behind closed doors, I’ve been living as a woman for the last three months.
I love it and everything that comes with it – going to nice hair salons and getting my nails, eyebrows and eyelashes done. Buying dresses and high heels and wearing sexy lingerie.
But I have been trolled and called a freak and a weirdo, so of course I am nervous about how people will react.
A few years ago I could never have done this but it feels easier now.
People are more aware of what being transgender means. I just hope people can accept me as a woman and don’t judge or ridicule me.”
During a photoshoot in NYC a year ago Roddy finally realized she wanted to transition. She was asked to dress in women’s clothes for the shoot and took them home afterwards.
“I began wearing the lingerie at home and it made me feel beautiful. It was an awakening. It finally all became clear to me.
I came back to the UK and made an appointment with my GP, who referred me to a psychologist and psychiatrist. Within a month I was diagnosed with gender dysmorphic disorder and given the option to start the appropriate medication to transition.
I’m really enjoying the experience of it. I haven’t been out in public places dressed as a woman yet but I do look different and I get lots of attention at the airport or on the street.
Men look at me because they desire me. And women look at me because they want to copy what I’m wearing.
It’s a totally different type of attention. Before, people looked at me because I looked very androgynous and weird for a man.Now I hope they are looking because they think I am a beautiful woman.”
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Today the 5th of January 2020 I was Born again ! Thank you to everyone who has been supporting me through this transition process. Imagine credits to @_adamgerrard_ photographer copy right to @dailymirror image edited by @dsp._design & @dillonstpaul our fit from @prettylittlething. #beauty #blonde #pretty #editorial #girl
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