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Saturday June 4, 2011

MEET Lea T: Brazil’s Transsexual Rising Model Superstar (VIDEO)

MEET Lea T: Brazil’s Transsexual Rising Model Superstar (VIDEO)

Photo: Lea T. By Karel Losenicky

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ImageIn less than 2 years, she has been on Oprah, landed editorials in Vogue Paris, walked for Givenchy, and was in the cover of LOVE magazine smooching Kate Moss!

Lea T. is the daughter of well-known former Brazilian football player Toninho Cerezo. She is currently ranked #42 on the Top 50 Models Women List by models.com

Miss T. was first discovered by Givenchy senior designer Riccardo Tisci . Her first runway show was for Alexandre Herchcovitch during São Paulo Fashion Week this past January, only a few months after she became the face of Givenchy. .

She was interviewed by Oprah in February, and gave a compelling interview, opening to her about her issues with gender identity “I was hoping I was gay, because, for my family, it would be less painful. And then I could ... have a normal life,” She told Oprah. “But it’s something in your brain - born in the wrong body.”