The 22-year-old had sex reassignment surgery this year, and "I want to share my story with the world because I think I have a social responsibility," she says. "I hope that by being open about this, it becomes less of an issue."
The Serbian-born model says she "dreamt of being a girl" from childhood, but when she moved with her family to Australia, she started to get "a social message" that she should act more like a boy. She did, but nonetheless started researching what were then called "sex changes" at age 13.
"The Internet gave me the sense that there were words to describe my feelings and medical terms," she says. She started by taking puberty blockers, and was discovered by an agent at 17. She used to model both men's and women'sRead More »from Androgynous Fashion Model Comes Out as Transgender