You may know Roddy Alves (real name Rodrigo Alves) from “Celebrity Big Brother”, but many others know her previously as the “Human Ken Doll”.
The reality TV star, who has reportedly spent £500,000 (RM2.69 million) on over 76 cosmetic surgery procedures, has officially come out as a transgender woman.
“It feels amazing to finally tell the world I’m a girl. I’m known as Ken but inside I’ve always felt like Barbie,” Alves told Sunday Mirror. The 36-year-old have been receiving hormonal injections and now wears a D-cup bra. As she goes through her transition, Alves will undergo more surgeries including gender realignment surgery.
She continued, “I finally feel like the real me. Glamorous, beautiful and feminine. 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. I’m a woman and have always had a feminine brain. Now my body matches my mind.”
The queer celebrity added, “I will have a penile inversion and my testicles will be removed. That will be the final step. Before that I’m having silicone breast implants. I’ll be able to wear dresses that show my cleavage and look sexy. I’m very excited.”
“After that, I’m having face feminisation surgery. It will be an incision at the top of my scalp, and through that the doctor will reshape my forehead, give me an eye lift, lip lift and middle face lift. I’m having my Adam’s apple removed, my jawline shaved and my chin modified,” she elaborated.
Alves admitted it took some time before she came to terms of her identity as a transgender. “Behind closed doors, I’ve been living as a woman for the last three months. I love it and everything that comes with it – going to nice hair salons and getting my nails, eyebrows and eyelashes done… But I have been trolled and called a freak and a weirdo, so of course I am nervous about how people will react,” she said.
Thankfully, there is more awareness these days and Alves hopes that people can accept her as she is instead of judging or ridiculing her.