“Human Ken Doll” Comes Out as Trans, “Always Felt Like Barbie”

"I have always been attracted to straight men because I am a straight woman."

A Brazilian TV personality and cosmetic surgery enthusiast known as the “Human Ken Doll” has come out publicly as a transgender woman, the Mirror reports.

After appearing as Rodrigo Alves on shows like Botched and the U.K. version of Celebrity Big Brother, she now goes by Roddy and prefers to be addressed with she/her pronouns. “I finally feel like the real me,” she says. “Glamorous, beautiful and feminine.”

Roddy, 36, who resides in London, is not to be confused with American “Human Ken Doll” Justin Jedlica.

“It feels ­amazing to finally tell the world I’m a girl,” Roddy says. “I’m known as Ken but inside I’ve always felt like Barbie.”

“For years I tried to live my life as a man. I had a fake six pack put in, I had fake muscles in my arms but I was lying to myself,” Roddy explains. “I’m a woman and have always had a feminine brain. Now my body matches my mind.”

Roddy is currently taking hormone injections and will undergo gender confirmation surgery next year. After having more than 70 cosmetic operations costing more than $650,000, she looks forward to getting silicone breast implants and facial feminization surgery.

Roddy was inspired to begin her transition last year during a photo shoot for which she was asked to wear women’s clothing. “I began wearing the lingerie at home and it made me feel beautiful,” she recalls. “It was an awakening. It finally all became clear to me… Within a month I was diagnosed with gender dysmorphic disorder and given the option to start the ­appropriate medication to transition.”

“A few years ago I could never have done this but it feels easier now,” Roddy continues. “People are more aware of what ­being transgender means. I just hope people can accept me as a woman and don’t judge or ridicule me.”

It was reported last year that Roddy liked to dress up as a female alter ego named Jessica.
 

“Behind closed doors, I’ve been living as a woman for the last three months,” Roddy reveals. “I love it and everything that comes with it—going to nice hair salons and getting my nails, eyebrows and eyelashes done. Buying dresses and high heels and wearing sexy lingerie.”

“People always thought I was gay and initially I did too. But I was never gay. I was never into the gay scene. I never had a gay relationship,” she admits. “I have always been attracted to straight men because I am a straight woman.”

While Roddy is not ready to date, she’s enjoying newfound attention. “Men look at me because they desire me. And women look at me because they want to copy what I’m wearing,” she says. “Before, people looked at me because I looked very androgynous and weird for a man. Now I hope they are looking because they think I am a beautiful woman.”

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