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12 Famous Celebrities You Never Knew Were Transgender

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12 Famous Celebrities You Never Knew Were Transgender
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We have often seen many transgenders appearing in reality shows and famous movies. They have set up a standard for them in whatever they do. It is their work that speaks and undoubtedly they are breaking all the stereotypes of the society with the success that they are achieving. We admire their choice and praise the inspiration that they give to the other people.

Have a look at these very popular transgender celebrities.

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1. Isis King

1. Isis King

Born as a male in 1985, Isis King was the first Transgender model who appeared in the show 'America's Next Top Model'. She turned out to be a fashion designer and has now become a very known transgender television personality. 

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2. Alexis Arquette

2. Alexis Arquette
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Robert Alexis Arquette, who recently passed away on 11 September 2016. She was an American actress, cabaret performer, and an activist. At the age of 30, Alexis transformed to a female and was also known to support people who wanted to undergo gender transition.

3. Chaz Bono

3. Chaz Bono
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Chaz Bono was born as Chastity Sun Bono in 1969. She announced being a lesbian in 1995 and wrote many books that explained the process of evolving as a gay or lesbian. She then underwent gender transformation from female to male during 2008-2010. 

4. Carmen Carrera

4. Carmen Carrera
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Born as Christopher Roman in 1985, Carmen Carrera, starred in the reality show 'RuPaul's Drag Race'. She is now an emerging model and also an activist for AIDS awareness. She keeps appearing in various reality shows like Cake Boss.

5. Lana Wachowski

5. Lana Wachowski
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Professionally known as 'The Wachowskis' and formerly known as 'The Wachowski Brothers', Lana Wachowski(formerly known as Larry Wachowski) and Lilly Wachowski(formerly known as Andy Wachowski) are famous sibling American film directors, producers and screenwriters. They are known to be associated with the famous 'Matrix' series and for producing the film ' V for Vendetta'.They are both now transgender women.

6. Janet Mock

6. Janet Mock
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The Chief Editor of People's Magazine, Janet Mock announced in 2011 that she was born a male and underwent the gender transition in Thailand when she was 18 years old. She is now a very popular advocate for LGBT rights.

7. Amanda Lepore

7. Amanda Lepore
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Born as Armand Lepore, Amanda Lepore is now a well known model, performance and recording artist and a fashion icon.

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8. Thomas Beatie

8. Thomas Beatie
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Known as 'the man who gave birth', Thomas Beatie had a gender transition operation in 2002. His wife was infertile and so he used Artificial Insemination in 2007 to give birth to babies. He also got pregnant with triplets but unfortunately, all three foetuses died at birth. However, he managed to give birth to three babies later. But the couple divorced in 2012.

9. Dr. Marci Bowers

9. Dr. Marci Bowers
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Being a male during most of the adulthood, Dr. Marci Bowers is an American gynaecologist who conducts many of the gender transition surgeries and has undergone the procedure herself. She was and is still married with three children.

10. Candis Cayne

10. Candis Cayne
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Candis Cayne is the first transgender actress to play the role of a recurring transgender character in a popular television series, 'Dirty Sexy Money'.

11. Jenna Talackova

11. Jenna Talackova
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Jenna Talackova is a Canadian model who was born a male. She successfully appealed in the court over her disqualification from the 'Miss Universe Canada Competition' on account of being born as a male.

12. Laverne Cox

12. Laverne Cox
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She was the first and by now the only transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy Award. She is best known for her roles in the 'Netflix Series' and 'Orange Is The New Black'.

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