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Tyra Banks Pays For Sex Change Operation?

Tyra Banks Pays For Sex Change Operation?

According to Us Weekly, Tyra Banks will be paying for the $20,000 to $35,000 sex reassignment surgery for Isis King, the first transgender contestant on America’s Next Top Model.

Here’s what 22-year-old Isis, who was born Darrell Walls, says on The Tyra Banks Show: “[I feel] like I’m about to wake up. It’s hard. I try not to think about it because it is something I’m really passionate about. I feel like I really was born in the wrong body, and it’s just the one thing that makes me feel uncomfortable.”

UPDATE: Tyra isn’t paying for the sex change, a rep for the Tyra Banks Show tells Dr. Marci Bowers, who will be performing the surgery is.

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39 Responses to “Tyra Banks Pays For Sex Change Operation?”

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  1. 1
    Emily Says:

    Go Tyra! That’s nice of her!

  2. 2
    Tinaverse Says:

    It’s a bad idea. If someone wants one they should save up their own money. Now other people are going to want her to pay for this. Plus she’s acting like this is a normal operation and I think sex changes are sick. What about that pregnant man/woman, he/she is gross.

  3. 3
    jet' aime a:) Says:

    uhm EW

  4. 4
    Kealyn Says:

    I think it’s a very good thing of Tyra to do. People say that it’s gross or Ew, just like I read in this comment list.
    But what if you were born in the wrong body? Should you feel your whole life unhappy? Should you suffer so much, because people disagree? No, I think it’s good and I’m proud of Tyra and Isis.
    Everyone deserve’s happiness.

    You go girls!

  5. 5

    Why not ask the pregnant man about it… since he is a one too..

  6. 6
    cals Says:


  7. 7
    Jill Says:

    I can’t even imagine what it must be like to feel like you were born in the wrong body. It must be hell. I wish Isis luck.

  8. 8
    what?? Says:

    What wrong body??

    So, you all are saying that God made a mistake?? I surely hope not.

  9. 9
    mike Says:

    guess what? not everyone believes the same way you do number 8!

  10. 10 Says:

    Smart doc – sounds like a PR plan McNamara/Troy would hatch on Nip Tuck.

  11. 11
    Janeway Says:

    I wish Isis a lot of luck and I am glad that she will get the surgery. Most of us are blessed by looking on the outside the way we feel on the inside. We should all have compassion for someone who is born feeling one way and looking another.

  12. 12
    cheninator Says:

    “ewww” wow that has to be a grown up response. why should this person go through their whole life hating what they are? surely if it makes them happy thats all that matters. surely if you went through your life feelings like you werent who you were meant to be, you would want to change and be who you want.

    @ #8, haha that made me laugh “god made a mistake”, not everyone believes all the stuff about god made us who we are. “god” cant get it correct all the time.

  13. 13
    Val Says:

    She would have been crazy to pay for it. That is bad publicity…sorry!
    Society is still not ready for all of this no matter how we pretend to be. Thank God she is not the one paying that would of cost her some viewers, etc. etc.

  14. 14
    sana Says:

    so much botox in her face

  15. 15
    Corey to cool Says:

    Well I was born a girl and now I live my life as a guy, you people think its easy to wake up ever day knowing that your outside is different from who you are, that people will never see you as the person you really are. I have friends who have killed themself because the world would never accept who they really are and they couldnt live with who the world wanting them to be. I get though, hate things you dont understand, hurt them, kill them just because you can’t possabily take yourself out of the small minded thoughts that you have and see that being trans it’s not about us trying to lie to the world but more about us trying to live with ourselves be honest in who we are. How foolish are the people who take this as a personal threat to them when in the end the only thing that any trans person is really trying to do is be able to look in the mirror and be happy with the person they see. It not gross, nasty or any of that you are for being closed minded. Who I am and how I live have nothing to do with any one but me and the only person who could ever judge me is my god and the last i read my god is love…

  16. 16
    jj Says:

    People who think they were “born into the wrong body” are simply self loathers who need THERAPY and/or MEDICATION. They need to learn to take ownership of their inner conflict and stop trying to blame it on other causes.

  17. 17
    Rach Says:

    I’m pissed off Isis was on ANTM. She makes an UGLY woman.

  18. 18
    veronique Says:

    jj #16 – People who think they were “born into the wrong body” are simply self loathers who need THERAPY and/or MEDICATION. They need to learn to take ownership of their inner conflict and stop trying to blame it on other causes.

    Excellent post!

  19. 19
    billy Says:

    I would like a species reassignment operation. I am a dung beetle trapped in a human body.

  20. 20
    mclenston Says:

    I know Isis, and I know what this surgery would mean to her. She is a beautiful woman inside and out and she deserves to be just that 100%.

  21. 21 Says:

    #13 – the publicity isn’t meant for you, but for people who want the surgery. Now the doc is seen a supporter of the cause and will get lots of business from those who have the money to pay.

  22. 22
    Rach Says:

    Well i’m sorry she’s not ugly ugly. But i just think there were more deserving women to be on ANTM than her.

  23. 23
    akunamatata Says:

    They are exploiting this person. He is mentally unstable, I saw him on the show. Giving this person surgery that is basically genital mutilation, sad. Why not offer to pay for therapy for the poor guy instead of making buck off of him?

    When you have a society that is obsessed with plastic surgery, this iss bound to happen. People are too obsessed with looks on the outside, like that is a person’s worth. Sad.

  24. 24
    Linds Says:

    #23…SHE isn’t mentally unstable, because this goes against your own personal beliefs and not that reality of the situation, you feel that you know in this case…fact is that you don’t. First off in order to be as far as SHE is in transition you have be seeing a pyschologist, so I would think giver HER therapy isn’t the answer. And the part of this that is sad, is the face that even on a harmless message bored there are only a few people with so much hate, because they don’t understand the situation. That is whats f***ing sad!

  25. 25
    WhosDat Says:

    I won’t believe it until it’s Tyra’s own sex change op. She has gotten manly these days..
    I am calling bullsh*t!—-tyra-banks—just-jared

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