Banks Will Pay for Top Model Contestant's Sex Change

'This is not happening,' cries Isis King
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 17, 2008 7:27 PM CST
In this photo released by The CW, "America's Next Top Model" contender Isis King has her makeup applied before a photo shoot for the show in Los Angeles, on May 15, 2008.   (AP Photo/The CW, Michael Desmond)
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(Newser) – Tyra Banks shocked a former America's Next Top Model contestant by offering to pay for her sex change, the New York Daily News reports. Transgendered Isis King, booted off the show for flunking a poolside photo shoot, was stunned when Banks said a doctor will operate pro bono. "This is not happening," cried King on the Tyra Banks Show episode, slated to air tomorrow night.