The world is a difficult place to live in if you are different. It takes loads of courage to accept your reality and tell people about it. Being a transgender is one of them.
The film industry might have a lot of acting and drama, but the unseen realities of these celebrities cannot be hidden under their fashionable clothes for too long. Just like gay fashion designers came out of their closets after the legalization of section 377, some transgender celebrities too gathered valour to face the truth. There are a lot many hidden transgenders in Hollywood, out of which we have come out with 10 such famous transgenders.
#1. Caitlyn Jenner
She is a former Olympian and a reality TV star. She made the official announcement of her transition from Bruce to Caitlyn in the year 2015.
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#2. Laverne Cox
She is recognized as Sophia Burset, her hit character on the Netflix show "Orange is the New Black". Cox became the first transgender to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award.
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#3. Janet Mock
Tjanet transitioned into a woman when she was 18, after which she went public with her Marie Claire article in 2011. Since then she became a public speaker and have been an active supporter and activist for the transgender community. She also published "Redefining Realness:, which became a New York Times bestselling memoir.
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#4. Andreja Pejić
Before going through the sex reassignment surgery in 2014, Andrej used to model for both men and women clothing. After going under the knife, he changed his name to Andreja and started being recognized as a woman.
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#5. Caroline Cossey
She is a British actress and model who played the Bond girl in For Your Eyes Only and also modeled for Playboy. British tabloid The News of The World knocked her out calling her a transgender after her appearance in the movie.
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#6. Chaz Bono
Chaz Bono is a transgender man and the only child of American entertainers, Sonny and Cher. He went through a transition from female to male in the year 2008 and legally changed his name and gender in 2010. At present, he is recognized as a writer, a musician and an American advocate.
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#7. Alexis Arquette
Robert Arquette made his transition from male to female in her late 30’s. Born to the famous Hollywood family, she acted in the television series
Born as Robert Arquette to the famous Hollywood family, she acted in Down and Out in Beverly Hills and also made minor characters in Pulp Fiction and The Wedding Singer.
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#8. Kye Allums
Kye Allums is a popular name in the basket ball stadiums. He became the first transgender NCAA Division 1 college athlete to play for the women’s team, especially when he was recognized as a male. At present, he works as an advocate, a public speaker, an artist and a mentor to the LGBT youth.
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#9. Isis King
Known for his unique fashion ideas, Isis King turned a million heads by participating in America’s Next Top Model (women). He commenced his hormone replacement therapy in 2007 and underwent a sex reassignment surgery in 2009.
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#10. Carmen Carrera
The reality TV star is best known for her appearance in the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race and her photo shoot with famous photographer David La Chapelle. She was earlier recognized as a gay man, but the rumors were put to rest after she had her surgery done.
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