Transsexual ‘Top Model’ Contestant Isis King Opens Up on ‘Tyra’

Celebuzz / March 27, 2009

Isis King made headlines as the first transgender contestant to compete on America’s Next Top Model.

She didn’t win the prize, but she served as an inspiration to many.

Host Tyra Banks took a particular interest in Isis’ story, and offered to pay for King’s final gender reassignment surgery after she was sent packing on America’s Next Top Model.

On Monday’s episode of The Tyra Banks Show, Isis makes her first public appearance since her transistion, and she’s thrilled.

“I got the bathing suit issue out of the way,” King tells Banks on the episode, according to Us Magazine. “I feel very confident and sexy.” (Isis exited from Cycle 11 of ANTM after panicking about wearing a bathing suit during a swimming pool photo-shoot.)

“It’s almost like I was supposed to have it,” King says about her surgery. “Although it was swelling and bruising and everything, automatically I felt more comfortable. I was ready to walk around the house in my little shorts. I just felt more confident.”

As an added bonus? Isis’ boyfriend, whom she met on MySpace before her surgery, proposes to her on the episode!

“Yes!” King says. “Oh my Goodness. Oh my goodness. Are you serious?”

How often do you see a fairytale ending like that?