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Wednesday August 13, 2008 2:07 pm

America’s Next Top Model Introduces Transgendered Contestant

America's Next Top Model's Isis

Throughout the 10 cycles of America’s Next Top Model, there have a number of girls who weren’t considered typical models. (Who knew tomboy Lauren would look hot with makeup on?) Then there were those with very masculine traits. (Remember when Paulina called Dominique the transvestite version of Robin Wright Penn?)

Now for the show’s eleventh season, the producers will once again be challenging our concept of beauty. For the first time, the series will be introducing its first transgendered contestant. During her interview before the judges’ panel, 22-year-old Isis explained why she chose to transform herself from a man to a woman. “I was born physically male…but mentally, everything else, I was born female.”

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America's Next Top Model Cycle 11 Poster

So who will be Isis be up against this season? Here are the names we’ll be following in Cycle 11:

  • Analeigh, 19, Student
  • Brittany R., 19, Customer Service
  • Clark, 19, Student
  • Elina, 19, unemployed
  • Hannah, 19, Student
  • Isis, 22, Program Assistant
  • Joslyn, 23, Student
  • Lauren Brie, 20, Student
  • Marjorie, 19, Student
  • McKey (a.k.a. Brittany S.), 19, Student
  • Nikeysha, 19, Student
  • Samantha, 18, Student Athlete
  • Sharaun (a.k.a. Brittany B.), 18, Student
  • Sheena, 21, Hostess/Go-Go Dancer

returns with a two-hour premiere on September 3.

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