We’re living in a wonderful world where everyone is allowed to be as different as they want to be, that includes changing not only their appearance, but also their sex. This transformation is a complicated and challenging process that requires love and support from family, friends, and society as a whole. Of course, this is not always the case, especially when celebs are involved. With journalists and photographers watching their every step, it is hard for stars to go for this life altering experience. Yet, they still do it! And you know what? They become even more famous as a result. Here are 7 stars who changed their gender and got even more successful.
A successful model and a beautiful woman, Geena Rocero hasn’t always looked this way. It’s hard to believe now that this gorgeous lady was actually born a man! She came out about her being a transgender in 2014 after a lifetime of successful modelling, and got even more famous afterwards! She is an advocate for trans rights as well as a founder of the company called Gender Proud.
The Wachowski sisters are well known all over the world for the outstanding work on movies like The Matrix, Cloud Atlas, V For Vendetta, and many more. Lana Wachowski was the first one of the duo to change gender, her brother followed in her footsteps a few years later. She even got a Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility Award for the outstanding work she’d done. Lana confessed she came out to be an inspiration for other like her out there.
Can a transgender man be on the cover of Men’s Health? You bet he can! Meet Aydan Dowling, a professional body-builder, a father, and a transgender activist. On his channel he reveals the peculiarities of sports for transgender people as nearly no one is talking about it.
Balian has led a competitive life as a pole vaulter from Germany named Yvonne Buschaum. In 2007 he quit the big sports due to injury and slowly started the gender reassignment process. Now Balian is a successful life coach, a happy husband, and a best-selling author to top it all!
Being the youngest LGBT rights activists out there, Jazz Jenning is the very definition of success. She was only 9 years old when she sent a video message to Barack Obama requesting equal rights for trans people. Years later, Jazz is a beautiful girl and a recognized transgender model. She’s even running her very own I Am Jazz TV show.
Laura Jane Grace
Shifting from a punk rock guitarist to a punk rock guitarist-ess is no easy task. Laura Jange Grace started out as Thomas James Gabel, a guitar player in the band called Against Me! Becoming a successful musician wasn’t bringing her happiness, until in 2012 she announced about the upcoming sex change. Now she’s a proud transgender woman and eagerly shares what it was like in her memoirs “Tranny: Confessions of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout”.
Leandra Medeiros Cerezo is one of the most beautiful models we’ve ever seen, and you might not know it, but she is also a transgender woman! Daughter of the famous football player Toninho Cerezo, she was the first ever trans to participate in an Olympic Games opening ceremony – she was leading the Brazilian football team on a bike! Her career was launched by a successful Givenchy campaign that also helped her gather money for the sex reassignment operation.