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!! OMG, trans model Lea T. talks to Oprah !!


Trandgender model Lea T. shared her story on Oprah yesterday, revealing more about her upbringing (her father is a Brazilian soccer player, her mother a very religious Catholic) and the struggle she went through as a child in Italy. Even now, as the muse to Givenchy's Ricardo Tisci, she still battles with feeling comfortable in her own skin. And although Lea's scheduled for gender re-assignment surgery, she admitted to feeling scared about the inevitable pain.

What's painful for me is watching Oprah's audience react so shockingly to this photo of Lea in French Vogue. Like, ok, you don't see a naked transgendered woman everyday, but really? Really middle America moms? Grow up.



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» posted by Phillip on Friday, February 18, 2011
comments: 2 | category: Televisual |


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Thanks for posting this. I just got Love magazine the other day and the articles / photos of and about Lea are amazing. Such a beautiful person.

» posted by Jale London | February 19, 2011 11:43 PM
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My thought is they were reacting to fact that on stage they had no idea she had a penis, and then they saw one. I was shocked by that.

» posted by erstegeiger | February 18, 2011 1:10 PM
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