Transgender Woman Competes on Top Model

Isis was born a male
By Elizabeth Wolff,  Newser User
Posted Aug 14, 2008 12:30 PM CDT
Tyra Banks is the host of "America's Next Top Model"   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – The new season of America's Next Top Model will include a transgender contestant, US Weekly reports. "My cards were dealt differently," says Isis, 22. The former receptionist from Maryland identifies herself as "a woman born physically male." The president of a gay advocacy group says the show would provide "historic visibility of transgender people." (Read more transgender stories.)