On an upcoming episode of Tyra, TYRAnnosaurus Banks surprises ANTM: 11's Isis King with the sex reassignment surgery she has always wanted but could not afford.
Tyra must have recommended the same doctor she used!
Born Darrell Walls, Isis became the first transgendered woman to appear on ANTM, as well as one of the community's most visible, educating a prime time audience on many issues the trans community regularly has to deal with.
Isis, who'd been living at a shelter when she landed the spot on ANTM, breaks into tears as she discusses the discomfort of a body that does not accomodate how she truly feels about herself. Though she'd begun hormone therapy, she was going to have to put off the surgery.
Tyra introduces her to Dr. Marci Bowers - a leading gender reassignment surgeon who is herself transgendered - who will not only perform the surgery, but foot the bill as well.
On Tuesday's show Isisi will also reveal photos of herself as a man, which she wouldn't allow on ANTM. Of the photos Isisi says, "Let's move past it now.I'm just a woman trying to compete just like everyone else."
Tyra then went on to recount a time when she too felt uncomfortable in her own body, and then went undercover as a transwoman to investigate in the real world.
But we wouldn't be surprised.
Tune in to find out!