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This is a first on U.S. television!

MTV's GLBT channel, Logo, will be airing a reality dating show starring a transgender woman as the lead!

Transamerican Love Story is centered on transgender activist and actress Calpernia Addams.

The show follows Calpernia as she whittles down a group of eight bachelors, living together in a Los Angeles-area home, with the help of her best friend and fellow transgender activist Andrea James.

Unlike some shock TV in Europe, Calpernia is openly transgender to all the show’s suitors from the start of the series.

The hour-long show is hosted by openly gay comedian and actor Alec Mapa (Ugly Betty, Desperate Housewives) and will premiere in February.

Transamerican Love Story is executive produced by Randy Barbato, Fenton Bailey and Tom Campbell of World of Wonder Productions, who oversee our favorite show on television!

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122 comments to “The Bachelorette (That Used To Be A Bachelor)”

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  1. FIRST says – reply to this


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    FIRST!

  2. pattycake says – reply to this


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    Lame.

  3. Lindsay says – reply to this


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    FIRST!! and eww will not watch!

  4. honore says – reply to this


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    that's so great!!

  5. mariolga says – reply to this


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    OMG! first bitchzz!

  6. IM FUCKING FIRST says – reply to this


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    FUCKING FIRST!!!
    WORK U FUCKING DUMBASS INTERNET!

  7. kat says – reply to this


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    odd. but at least she's honest about it from the start.

  8. Realist says – reply to this


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    Well, she doesn't look like Eva from Nip/Tuck…or even the actual transexual from 'Something about Miriam'.

  9. jen says – reply to this


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    first

  10. anthony says – reply to this


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    hey every one check out this website that avril lavigne has started it's against perez hilton…..so if u hate perez and are sick of his shit check it out and support …

  11. Ronnie says – reply to this


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    yeah almost first

  12. aimee says – reply to this


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    first??

  13. andrew says – reply to this


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    yeah every one check out the avril site against perez anthony andrew and I are posting it up everywhere..check it out….

  14. Joey G says – reply to this


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    EWWWW hahaha

  15. Nova Scotian Girl says – reply to this


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    Good for him/her! I think she's beautiful and as long as she's open about who she is, then I'm all for it!

  16. Horatio says – reply to this


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    First.

  17. WHATAVS says – reply to this


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    IT SEEMS THAT WORLD OF WONDER PRODUCTIONS PRODUCES A LOT OF SHIT.

  18. Armin says – reply to this


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    #35 BITCHRS

  19. johnny says – reply to this


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    not a first, "something about miriam" on Fox Reality

  20. pb_j says – reply to this


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    siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick

  21. Jack says – reply to this


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    very pretty

  22. Katherine says – reply to this


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    Calpernia is gorgeous… hard to believe she used to be a boy. She must have looked odd as a man. Good luck to them though, nice to see the world is moving forward (even if it is baby-steps…)

  23. s.casper says – reply to this


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    OMG this is wonderful news! I am so glad, it's about time that these beautiful trans-women got thier chance to find love!

  24. Katherine says – reply to this


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    Re: johnny
    Isn't it a first because the male contenders know about her, in Something About Miriam wasn't it a big surprise at the finale that she used to be a bloke?

  25. HUH? says – reply to this


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    WHAT? HOW WILL THEY HAVE SEX

  26. Mooks says – reply to this


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    Isn't she the same one that the film "Soldiers Girl" is based on? Good for her after that tragedy.

  27. kajs says – reply to this


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    Re: IM FUCKING FIRSTRe: IM FUCKING FIRST

    lmao at work u fucking dumbass internet.lmao

  28. Disco Jen says – reply to this


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    He/she has amazing eyebrows. Madonna's daughter needs to take notes.

  29. Michelle says – reply to this


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    Cool! I think its great that she is being sought after and her gender is not being thrown at contestants as some sort of surprise at the end. On a cattier note, she needs to lay off the lip collagin.

  30. UM EWWWWWWWWW says – reply to this


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    That's just creepy and wrong. And what kind of straight man wants to fuck a woman who was born a man??

  31. mandy says – reply to this


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    he's prettier than me.

  32. Sabrina Silvers says – reply to this


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    Rose McGowan?

  33. crap-tas-tic says – reply to this


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    I like it. I think it will be great programming.

  34. marsha says – reply to this


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    I remember her. She's a soldier's girl. Its nice that her tragedy lead to something positive (even if it is a reality dating show).

  35. Stephanie says – reply to this


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    yay!

  36. calina says – reply to this


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    i think that she is pretty!!!…

  37. FABIO says – reply to this


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    Just what this world needs…………….a Bachelorette with a PENIS.

  38. is that a dick between yo legs? says – reply to this


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    fantastic…..another reason for ignorant heterosexuals to hate anyone who is different…..i'm so over these bullshit only for shock value queer shows that cause straight america to lump my gay ass in with a bunch of freaks…..can't this bitch find a man the same normal way most others do instead of plastering it all over television?

  39. TES says – reply to this


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    Hey Perez, isn't Calpernia the transgendered woman whose boyfriend was murdered by homophobic soldiers? Either way she deserves to be happy and at least she's being honest. But if it is her, I truly wish her all the luck in finding love again.

  40. Superman says – reply to this


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    Yup, "Soldier's Girl" was based on her heart-breakingly horrible experience. YOU DESERVE LOVE, CALPERNIA! God bless you, gorgeous!

  41. asdf says – reply to this


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    Awesome! Perversity rules!!

  42. TES says – reply to this


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    I'm almost positive Calpernia's former boyfriend was murdered by homophobe's. You guys need to lighten up on her, eveyone deserves to be happy. I think she's suffered enough! By the way, I am a heterosexual female and I dont judge people based on their sexual preference.

  43. TES says – reply to this


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    I thought so, thanks superman! Show the love people.

  44. josh says – reply to this


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    Thats gross! I am sure this won't be on long, expecially since it is being produced by the say people who brought you perez sez……Loser's!

  45. Suzie says – reply to this


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    Why is her top lip so huge? Nice eyes though.

  46. Blue Bell says – reply to this


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    She has had a full sex change, she's not packing heat.

  47. NashTNGuy says – reply to this


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    WAY TO GO CAL! Being from Nashville, I remember Calpernia from years ago, I am so glad that she is doing so well in CA now. I have seen her on a few shows including CSI, and yes Soldier's Girl was based on her life here in Nashville. I am so excited for her and can not wait to watch!

  48. Neal says – reply to this


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    Congrats Calpernia!!

  49. marc says – reply to this


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    it is important to note that the film "soldier's girl" is the story of calpernia's relationship with a man who ended up beging murdered because of it. he was in the military and was harrassed and finally murdered by a fellow soldier. calpernia also served time in the military.

  50. bobby says – reply to this


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    The movie about her and Barry Winchell (SOLDIER'S GIRL) is a beautiful, heartbreaking movie. Jane Fonda's son plays Barry and Lee Pace ("Puching Daisies") plays Calpernia.

  51. Leroy says – reply to this


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    Could only get 8 guys for this show I see.

  52. jack says – reply to this


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    she no longer has a penis. she's all woman now.

  53. VICTORIA says – reply to this


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    This is the type of shit that has all of our childrens confused. This a dumb show I have no problem with peoples sexual interest or anything like that but it's private and personal. It should stay behind doors not for america to watch especially kids. (Including teenagers)

    FUCKED UP SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  54. AJ says – reply to this


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    Does he/she have a tooth in the MIDDLE of his/her mouth? Yikes.

  55. I was in Ky. when this happened.... says – reply to this


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    Re: NashTNGuy – I remember this story when I was living at home in Ky. Barry Churchill or something like that, was stationed in Ky. Calpernia's real name was Calvin….something, can't remember. Anyway, you know how it is to live there, Ky. and Tenn. We had never heard anything like that, til it happened. I'm glad to see she is doing something positive tho. Good for her!

  56. Candy says – reply to this


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    She is the same one who was in the object of affection in the real life case of a soldier who was killed for dating her.

  57. Deme says – reply to this


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    First of all, this is great. I hate dating reality shows, but at least this one shows some openness. I just hope it doesn't turn into a trainwreck of ridiculousness like so many dating shows do.
    Second, I love her name! Calpernia Addams is the name of the Addams Family aunt who was burned at the stake for being a witch.

  58. A-Team says – reply to this


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    YUK.

  59. Rogue says – reply to this


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    Isn't this the Chick that was with the Army guy that got killed? Showtime did a GREAT move based in it, Soldier's Girl?

  60. She was in Monster-in-Law too says – reply to this


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    She was in JLo's movie Monster in Law. She was in the scene where JLo & her man were goin to the outside dinner thing at Jane Fonda's house. JLo & her man pull up in the driveway, there are people socializing outside. If you look carefully for a woman in a long red dress, you will see her. Don't blink or you will miss her! I had to re-play my dvd several times b4 I could pause just right to see her. Again, don't blink!

  61. Jys says – reply to this


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    I think she's gorgeous, and after reading about her and looking at her website I am really impressed with her. She seems like a sweet, slightly kooky engaging person. She seems to have very successfully overcome the horrible murder of her boyfriend. Thanks for telling us about her Perez!

  62. nipton says – reply to this


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    This will actually be the second time in U.S. tv. Fox Reality Channel is airing a show called "There is Something About Miriam" which is an awesome show about men dating a transgendered woman in a Bachelor type show however they don't know she is a he.

  63. WOW says – reply to this


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    SHE'S HAWT!!

  64. LeRoy says – reply to this


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    I wish me and my boyfriend, Larry Craig could have our own should with the Republican GOP's as guests. That would be so
    much fun.

  65. herpes is contagious says – reply to this


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    Eww! Is that a herpes sore on her lip? Maybe that's why she's still a bachelorette?

  66. Lia says – reply to this


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    Yay Calpernia!

  67. kix says – reply to this


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    A film was made based on her life - SOLDIER'S GIRL.

  68. jaybee says – reply to this


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    Jesus! She looks a lot like Anne Coulter!

  69. Marti Abernathey says – reply to this


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    Re: Nova Scotian Girl

    Amen.

    I find it rather amusing how many ewwws there are on here. Just shows the pretard ratio here is on the high side. There are some folks in life that fall for a person, not their genitals. I know that's hard for some of ya to digest… like Perez's peanut butter…

  70. evelyn says – reply to this


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    She is a woman with a very sad background. Check out the movie "Soldier's Girl" and read how the love of her life was a soldier who was beaten to death when his comrades found out he fell in love with her before he found out she was a man! You can rent it and watch it with her narrating it…it is very very VERY sad.

  71. oneblondemom says – reply to this


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    Calpernia is the girl that a movie about the (true stroy) murder of a soldier was about. I wish I could remember the name. She was pre-surgery, but living as a woman. The soldier was living in a dorm-type barracks when he met her and fell in love with her (and knew her situation). He was beaten to death by his roommate with a baseball bat after they had fought earlier in the day. The good guy won the initial fight and the other soldiers teased the loser about getting beat up by a fag (they knew about Cal), so later that night, this other GI coerced/bribed/teased the roommate into "teaching him a lesson" and gave the roommie the bat. That same night, Cal had won a beauty contest for TG/TS girls. Very sad story, but good movie. I am glad that she is (hopefully) having a happier life now.

  72. Myzerie says – reply to this


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    She looks like Rose McGowen with Down's Syndrome. Sorry, but she does…

  73. Katherine says – reply to this


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    Perez- the U.S. rips off everything. First "Deal Or No Deal" and now this transgender show? I studied abroad in Australia in 2003 and there was a show I watched from England called "There's Something About Miriam" - great show, by the way. How is it that American producers make the most, but they are the least creative?!?

  74. stuped says – reply to this


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    why are you reading down this far?

    GET

    BACK

    TO

    WORK

    !

  75. Preesi says – reply to this


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    I THOUGHT IT WAS AMY FISHER

  76. Liscious says – reply to this


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    WILL NOT WATCH THIS GARBAGE!

  77. Jessica says – reply to this


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    I love Calli, she's from my home town. I've known her for years im so excited for her! i just hope i get the channel it comes on.lol. She's come a long way.

  78. SUK A COCK PACA says – reply to this


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    I LOVE CALPERNIA! SHE WAS THE ONE THE MOVIE "SOLDIER'S GIRL" WAS MADE ABOUT–HER ARMY BOYFRIEND WAS MURDERED BY HIS FELLOW SOLDIERS BECAUSE HE WAS IN LOVE WITH HER! AS USUAL, HOMOSEXUALS BEING DENIED THEIR RIGHTS OF LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. PINK IS THE NEW BLACK! BREEDERS BLOW! THERE ARE FEWER GAY LOG CABIN REPULICUNTS THAN THE CLOSETED MAINSTREAM ONES IN THE WHOLE FUCKIN' PARTY! PINK IS THE NEW BLACK! PINK IS THE NEW BLACK! PINK IS THE NEW BLACK! PINK IS THE NEW BLACK! PINK IS THE NEW BLACK! PINK IS THE NEW BLACK! PINK IS THE NEW BLACK! PINK IS THE NEW BLACK! PINK IS THE NEW BLACK! PINK IS THE NEW BLACK! PINK IS THE NEW BLACK! PINK IS THE NEW BLACK! PINK IS THE NEW BLACK! PINK IS THE NEW BLACK! PINK IS THE NEW BLACK! BREEDERS BLOW! BREEDERS BLOW! BREEDERS BLOW! BREEDERS BLOW! BREEDERS BLOW! BREEDERS BLOW! BREEDERS BLOW!

  79. rob says – reply to this


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    Re: NashTNGuy – Hey NashTNGuy…I used to see Calpernia perform in Nashville at Connection when I first came out back around 99/2000-we always drive up from Chattanooga! I am thrilled for her continued success, and Logo's support of her career-she's been in a number of productions picked up by the Logo network…

  80. Bob Bobson says – reply to this


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    FIRST!

  81. shes the girl from "soldiers girl" says – reply to this


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    OH! she's the "real-life" girl from that movie "Soldiers Girl". That movie is INSANE! True story. Great movie, incredibly sad though.

  82. Lindsay says – reply to this


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    There is already a show exactly the same as this that is based in Australia called "There's Something About Miriam" and it's the freaken most hilarious show i've ever watched! Miriam is a mexican model who - below the waste - is ALL man. She is whitteling down a group of men from england and australia who do NOT know she's a transgender. it's incredible and they hint at it throughout the epsiodes.

  83. Em says – reply to this


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    it takes some freaks to put one on t.v.

  84. bleh says – reply to this


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    GROSS.

  85. sophie says – reply to this


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    umm duh think of something original….there's something about miriam aired years ago…and then they put her in to the australian big brother house to see if anyone would notice…hairy chest…dead give away

  86. Alexis says – reply to this


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    This is awesome!! Now a reality show to watch!

  87. E says – reply to this


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    EWWWWWWWWW THATS DISGUSTING!

  88. Nashgirl says – reply to this


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    Way to go Cal!!! I too remember her performing at the old Connections in Nashville. She was simply amazing when she performed. Also one of the nicest people you'll ever meet! fyi…she also does an occasional appearance at PLAY in Nashville. The last I heard she was moving back…but glad to know she is still hanging in there. And if anyone hasn't seen this movie..go rent it!!

  89. Katherine of Arrogant says – reply to this


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    HUH? You're the reason I like to come to this site. I never get tired of seeing just how fucking STUPID people can be!

  90. Lottie says – reply to this


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    VICTORIA-You're a nasty lying CUNT! You are a gay hating bitch that "pretends" not to have a "problem" with gay people as long as they HIDE themselves! Children & teens NEED to be able to understand that people ARE different, especially if THEY'RE the ones being portrayed. They can learn (unlike YOU!) that they or their friends may be these very same people. Too bad for any kids you may have to have a mother that would be and teach such a piss poor example of human compassion! Hope you're STERILE!

  91. J says – reply to this


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    Judging by the title of this post and the content contained in the post, I'd say you really need to get your information straight.

    If she's now an actual Bachelorette, it would imply that she's transsexual, not transgendered. People are known as "transsexual" after they undergo sex change surgery.

    Either way, she looks pretty good! But you can still tell that she used to be a man. Her face and jaw line gives it away…

  92. clex says – reply to this


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    ummmmmm are you forgetting about 'Theres Something About Miriam' ? loooved that show. this one looks like its gonna be gay.

  93. mee says – reply to this


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    is this show sponsored by Disney??

  94. bordertown disco cowboy says – reply to this


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    tranny lover/ I won't blow your cover…
    I'll keep your secret/ just keep your pants on!

    ps. I'd fuck (s)him right in the nuts.

  95. nmroadrunner says – reply to this


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    This is the same 'girl' who was the girlfriend of Barry Winchell, the 'gay' soldier who was beaten to death on Ft. Campbell. Interesting that she has another 15 minutes….

  96. chianagirl says – reply to this


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    I adore Callie. Glad that her show is getting some attention.

  97. terrence says – reply to this


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    if shes that ugly as a women i can only imagine the trainwreck that was the man

  98. Raven says – reply to this


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    This is amazing. Being transgendered myself….this is a huge step in the right direction. "something about Miriam" was a terrible idea because she was not honest from the start which is just wrong which led to Miriam being attacked on the street after the show was over. This is going to hold us up in a much better light. We all don't go around trying to fool people and lie.

  99. Raven says – reply to this


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    Calpernia is a great T.S. There is a movie out called "Soldier's Girl" which is about how a man she fell in love with as murdered by his fellow soldiers on base because of their relationship. Very Very sad movie.

  100. meme says – reply to this


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    You mean this person had their choice of names to call themselves and they CHOSE Calpernia????

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