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Model Geena Rocero Comes Out As Transgender In Inspiring Speech — Most People Didn't Know She Was Born Male Until Last Year!!

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A transgender model recently delivered a touching speech about her journey -- listen here!

What an intriguing and inspiring story!!

Geena Rocero was born a male, but identified as a female from a young age. She grew up in the Philippines (where the concept of gender is far more fluid) and began participating in transgender beauty pageants at age 15.

When she moved to America almost a decade ago, Geena changed her name and gender marker — and has blossomed into a successful model since then! But until last year, Geena kept her transgender identity a secret from industry friends, colleagues, and agents out of fear that it would negatively impact her career.

Then in honor of the International Transgender Day of Visibility this past Monday, Geena gave a TED Talk in which she officially “came out” as transgender.

To hear her rich and moving account, listen to her talk…AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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6 comments to “Model Geena Rocero Comes Out As Transgender In Inspiring Speech — Most People Didn't Know She Was Born Male Until Last Year!!”

  1. 1

    She's gorgeous! Congrats to her and her courage, it is inspiring.

  2. Maggie O says – reply to this


    Is anyone concerned that a man dressed as a woman
    was able to get a visa, get through TSA, and manage to live as a woman for the past 10 years
    How was she able to get a ss # so she could be paying taxes on the $$$$ made modeling ?

  3. bigbud says – reply to this


    She is fucking Hot as fuck!!! Makes the rest of these bitches look like throw backs

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  5. Police says – reply to this


    Good for her she's beautiful.
    Oh, and mad dog and all actors are homos - shut your goddamn useless eater mouths punks!

  6. Meli says – reply to this


    Re: Maggie O – - Man dressing as a woman? I will bet she is better looking than you, i think you are jealous about her look.

    All her legal papers have the correct gender in there, she is an intelligent and beautiful woman and she was able to accomplish all her dreams.