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These 15 Transgender International Celebrities Will Take You By Surprise

The world is full celebrities who have a lot of influence in what's trending and what's not. They have the capabilities of changing trends, changing mindsets and changing that's been going on since ages. One of those aspects is the reality of transgenders, yes they exist, and people now have started to accept them and respect them. We're not claiming that celebrities were solely responsible for the increased acceptance of the transgenders around, but the following trans celebrities you'll be reading about today didn't stop and chose to proceed ahead in life and set an example. For the same reason amongst others, we admire celebs for how they represent their gender, in movies, or in sports or in just about any field they are active. However, the truth is stranger than fiction and so, here we bring you some transgender celebs that will take you by surprise completely. 

1. Balian Buschbaum

This hot, retired pole vault champion was once a woman. I know it's hard to believe but the whole list is full of such surprises.

2. Laverne Cox

The role of Sophia Burset of the Netflix television series Orange Is the New Black is acted by Laverne and she became the first openly transgender person to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.Source

3. Alicia Liu

Her story was a secret until one of her classmates decided to go public with it. But she is completely okay with it.

4. Carmen Carrera

There was a petition filed in 2013 that demanded Carmen to be made a Victoria's Secrets angel!

5. Caityln Jenner

Jenner had dealt with gender dysphoria since her youth until she finally accepted being a trans woman in an interview with Diane Sawyer's show 20/20 in dated April 2015.

6. Lili Elbe

This might be one of the first trans operations that happened in 1930 but because of after-surgery complications, she died.

7. Erika Ervin - the world's tallest model

Born as a male, Erika opted for sex reassignment surgery in the year 2004; aka Amazon Eve.

8. Chaz Bono

Bono's a transgender man, after being outcasted several times by the tabloid press he identified himself in a cover story of The Advocate(American gay monthly magazine). From 2008 to 2010, Bono went through a female-to-male gender transition. 

9. Amanda Lepore

Amanda is an American transgender model. She also is a celebutante, singer, and performance artist and has appeared in advertising for numerous companies. She believes she always was a girl since childhood, her parents used to dress her up like a boy.

10. Trace Lysette

Best known for her role of Shea in the TV Series Transparent, Trace is an American actress and openly accepts being a transgender. 

11. Alexis Arquette

Alexis earned her name for gender transitioning and providing support to others who did the same. She also has been an American actress, cabaret performer, and underground cartoonist.

12. Isis King

One of the most visible transgender people on television, Isis is an American Fashion Model, Actress, and Fashion Designer. She not only was the first trans woman to participate in America's Next Top Model - Season 11 but also appeared in Season 17.

13. Candis Cayne

Cayne was famous for performing in New York City nightclubs since 1990's and started to transition into a trans woman from 1996. The American actress was recognized nationally in 2007 for portraying transgender mistress Carmelita on ABC's prime time drama Dirty Sexy Money.

14. Candy Darling

Heard of Warhol Superstar? Candy, an American transgender actress was best known for that role. She was also protopunk band The Velvet Underground's muse and starred in Andy Warhol's films Flesh(1968) and Women in Revolt (1971). Her mother has said, "I knew that I couldn't stop Jimmy. Candy was just too beautiful and talented." after observing him "dressing as a girl". 

15. Hari Nef

Hari is an American actress and model based in New York City is a transgender woman. She debuted by walking for both Hood By Air and Eckhaus Latta at the New York Fashion Week Spring 2015. She also is a writer and known for addressing important trans issues.SubscribeUpdated by Cnishq