Tyra Banks casts transgender contestant on America’s Next Top Model

August 13th, 2008 // 194 Comments

Hold on to your androgynous zones; the new season of America’s Next Top Model just got a whole lot more penis-ier. Meet Isis (above) a transgender model who “identifies herself as ‘a woman born physically male.’” She/He made the cut to be on Tyra Bank’s completely scripted modeling competition and looks forward to pretending to have to a chance on this season’s cycle, according to Us Weekly:

Will she be a role model?
“I like to help people, but I’m here to follow my dreams,” she tells Us.
The inclusion of Isis is being hailed by GLAAD president Neil Giuliano as “an unprecedented opportunity for a community that is underrepresented on television.
“We applaud Tyra Banks and The CW for making this historic visibility of transgender people possible,” Giuliano said.

So, if she’s a woman born physically male, does that mean she makes herself her own sandwiches? Otherwise, you lost me.

Photo: CW
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  1. Lys

    94

    You are right. But sometimes stupidity is too frustrating.

  2. M

    You say “Love the sinner, hate the sin and all that.” and yet you call them ‘whiny little fags’.

    Funny how you follow faith only when it’s convenient

  3. Effyeray

    This dude is WAY, WAY, WAY fuckin HOTER than that AnistonHag

  4. RAMALAMADINGDONG

    i am actually a 30 year old female. not a teenager jerking off to Russian sluts. so get your head out of your ass.

    i’m with 98 – take a shower.

  5. Lys

    By the way,
    I don’t think sarah said that transgenders are hermaphrodites. I think she pointed out that we all are freaks on different levels and we shouldn’t judge someone by his or her physical freakness. Those were examples she used.

  6. Where's Darkwing Duck?

    Um, sorry about that I seem to be the only person to ever insult someone or something. Ever call your brother an asshole, sister a jerk, best friend a homo? do you not still love them? Shit, people can get mad and say mean shit, Free will dickhead. Oops, I called you a name, I still love you, but you’ll have to forgive me, It’s not that hard. everyone fucks up, it’s called being human. We’re all sinners mother-fucker. I never said I was better.

  7. sarah

    OK, OK, I shut the f up already, u mean people.

  8. Lys

    104

    Poor you,

    That must be difficult to look like a teenage boy with disgusting tastes. I said 90% were teenage boys. If you felt like I was talking about you, thats your problem.
    Its funny how you think russian girls getting raped are sluts.

  9. yo mama

    fast forward 30 years from now and we will have found some other poor souls to call immoral and perverted. who wants to go next? everyone gets a turn and no, you aren’t exempt.

  10. TundraFire

    They all look like skinny dudes in chick clothes anyway…

  11. Dave Allen

    “Made the cut,” huh? I bet the doctor is mad that he didn’t get the credit for making the “cut.”

  12. bootlips

    Most negro women look like transvestites, so it’s not unusual for a black guy to pull it off.

  13. I found this link on Youtube, it’s hilarious… I love Tyra, I think she’s awesome… good for her for being controversial!

  14. Lauren

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syOugN3t-lY

    I found this link on Youtube, it’s hilarious… I love Tyra, I think she’s awesome… good for her for being controversial!

  15. Lola

    Transexuals just promote the worse of both males and females. They stereotype how women should be like (“I knew I was in the wrong body because I liked make-up”), dumb bastards think being female is about breasts and “looking pretty”, it’s the same for FtM, I once read about how one was so traumatized because she/he would never know the joy of ejaculation over a female’s face.
    They never go beyond the surface and they couldn’t care less about anything that’s not appearance. And it’s okay if they want to mutilate their bodies in a lame attempt to change their chromosomes, I’m even accepting of WOW players and Furries, but they can’t pass (lol) as an example or role model because they are not.

  16. SaucyTango

    Hey Uneducated Assholes!!!

    This woman is not transexual or transgendered. She has AIS, Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome. They have a vagina, like anybody else’s..but it’s basically just a pouch, it’s not connected to a uterus. There is no uterus. But what they have internally is testes that you would typically find in a male.

    Essentially she IS and WAS BORN a guy, but the weird thing about people with this syndrome tend to look extremely feminine and often become models.

  17. MamboTango

    @116
    “We applaud Tyra Banks and The CW for making this historic visibility of transgender people possible,” Giuliano said.

    Even if the Hey Uneducated Assholes part made me laugh I had to inform you of what the note said.

  18. Where's Darkwing Duck?

    @116
    Where’d you get that from? BS Defense? All other reports (except for Sarah who thinks that homosexuals are really hermaphrodites) say it is a transgenedered person. Meaning, this poor little boy was molested and decided that cutting his weiner off would be the best way to make himself feel alright.

  19. my comment

    I’m sure this freak is an Obama voter.

  20. dew

    I forget which show it was, but there was a guy that became a girl, then went back to being a guy, and was yet again reconsidering which gender s/he/it wanted to be. This wasn’t just how they dressed and carried themselves, but with SCALPLES!

    I felt sorry for s/he/it, but dang, that’s some serious messed up, flip-flopping back and forth between genders!

    I’m wondering if maybe s/he/it might have been happier as a hermaphrodite. Do they have surgeries where someone could be both genders at once? I’m thinking not, otherwise we’d be hearing about it all the time.

    That young trannie has on some cute shoes, and the top is nice too. But the skirt is just tacky, and look like it smells. At least “she’s” not wearing as much makeup as a lot of the cross-dressers I see.

  21. I think the real issue here is: what kind of self-respecting trannie would wear shoes that hideous?

  22. Where's Darkwing Duck?

    @120
    It was South Park, Mr Garrison, was gay, then a woman, than a lesbian, than went back to being a man. Oh wait first he tried to be David Hasselhoff.

  23. Taxpayer

    Sara, stop trying. Hate is way too powerful. Just keep being you, and hopefully the love will prevail. Have a great day :)

    P.S. “Mutilation” is immoral? I don’t hear all you trans-gender haters screaming about mutilation when there are posts on this site of people who obviously have had breast implants/Botox injections/nose jobs etc. G-d gave them the body they had, and they dared to change it! But you don’t care, because it doesn’t threaten your paradigm. Well have at it. Hate breeds hate, so enjoy reaping what you sow.

  24. Googlybits

    For the record, I don’t hate transgendered people. I could care less what consenting adults do.

    But this is what you get when you expect women to look like wire racks for clothing! Seriously, I have seen way more naturally thin ectomorphic guys than I have ever glimpsed women with that body type. Why not simply accept us for what we are? I am sick of going to the gym and seeing girls pass out during classes because they starve themselves to fit into a tiny size to better please the libido of some idiot. Women come in lots of sizes, not all of us have a child’s hip size with gallon-sized tits.

  25. Where's Darkwing Duck?

    @123
    You must not come here very often. That’s what this site is here for. Calling other people fat, skinny, implants whatever, everyone get equal hate. Shit, people even make fun of Christian Bale. And the the new Batman Meessiah. You have just displayed your superficial virginity.

  26. Where's Darkwing Duck?

    @123
    You must not come here very often. That’s what this site is here for. Calling other people fat, skinny, implants whatever, everyone get equal hate. Shit, people even make fun of Christian Bale. And He’s the new Batman Meessiah. You have just displayed your superficial virginity.

  27. MamboTango

    @123 I’ll take it you’re new here, just browse over the posts of that girl Cristiano Ronaldo was dating, you’ll see more than enough “EWW, why did she do that to her breasts??”, oh and James Blunt post also had plenty of that.

  28. Lola

    i think if you were in that person’s shoes then you would not say that. I think we should be loving and Christ like to everyone despite their race,sex religion. It’s just sad to me how hateful some people can be. You should respect other’s beliefs even if it makes no sense to you and you are head strong about your own. it’s not worth it to argue.

  29. Lola

    i think if you were in that person’s shoes then you would not say that. I think we should be loving and Christ like to everyone despite their race,sex religion. It’s just sad to me how hateful some people can be. You should respect other’s beliefs even if it makes no sense to you and you are head strong about your own. it’s not worth it to argue.

  30. wtf?

    ramalamadingdong:

    You write that its immoral for people to change their gender because “thats the way god made them”. But what about the woman in Hollywood who regularly get breast implants? They’re changing what god gave them right? If got intended them for them to be flat chested, by golly, they should stay that way! The fact that they mutilate their bodies and chests is disgusting and the fact that this website promotes it is pitiful. It’s immoral I tell you, just immoral!

    P.S. I know I didn’t graduate from the Idiot’s School of Selective Morality, but last time I checked, self-righteousness is not a virtue.

  31. wtf?

    Darking Duck: “Love the sinner, hate the sin and all that.”

    Personally, I’d rather be hated on than condescended to, but that’s just me!

  32. sarahsucksbighairyballs

    #130
    there is a huge difference between chopping off your penis and replacing it with a vag and increasing the size of your boobs. not to mention that getting boob implants don’t change the fact that you are a women. this freak in the pictures above has a cock and balls and is dressed up like a women. he should be put down and removed from our planet…

  33. I am never one to judge. I find myself very accepting of gays/lesbians, bi-sexuals, any ethnicity, i do not believe in organized religion but respect those who do and the list goes on and on…blah blah blah. I am happy for…what was its name…Isis. If being born a man and eventually turning into a woman is what makes um..her happy then great. More power to you Isis. The only thing I have an issue with is the fact people can’t accept themselves for who they are genetically. What’s wrong with being an extremely feminine male? Or a really manly woman for that matter… its great how accepting our world has become of things of this nature and i don’t condone judgement of any kind. my theory is if it isn’t affecting you then keep your OPINION to yourself. BUT and here i go sounding hypocritical how far are we going to go? eventually is it going to be socially accepted if you want to have sex with an animal? i hate the fact that “transgender” is going to be “promoted” because Tyra Banks decided to broadcast it and the little girls/boys who look to the contestants on that show for an example will soon learn its “ok”. i’m not disgusted with Isis and her choices, i am disgusted with the fact that tyra is using this as a publicity stunt to get people to watch her 180th season of America’s Next Top Model.

  34. thisisridiculous

    Getting a gender change operation is not “picking and choosing one’s gender” and it’s not the same thing as being gay.

    Let’s do a visualizing exercise (don’t worry, imagining it won’t make it real, for all you ‘righteous’ ones out there)… imagine being just as you are (mentally, emotionally, attracted to the same gender as you are now, etc) but with the other gender’s physicality. I know I would be traumatized if I mentally and emotionally identified as a woman, but had a guy’s body…

    And, it’s not an impulsive decision… they go through rigirous mental evaluations (that sometimes take years) to identify whether they truly are trapped in the wrong gender’s body and are eligible for operation.

    Kudos to Canada, which is going to financially cover transgender operations!

    Although, I do have to say, this IS very much a marketing ploy for Tyra’s show.

    AND, wtf?, your comment “P.S. I know I didn’t graduate from the Idiot’s School of Selective Morality, but last time I checked, self-righteousness is not a virtue” is beautifully well-put. Thanks for that.

  35. I am never one to judge. I find myself very accepting of gays/lesbians, bi-sexual, any ethnicity, I do not believe in organized religion but respect those who do and the list goes on and on…blah blah blah. I am happy for…what was its name…Isis. If being born a man and eventually turning into a woman is what makes um…her happy then great. More power to you Isis. The only thing I have an issue with is the fact people can’t accept themselves for who they are genetically. What’s wrong with being an extremely feminine male? Or a really manly woman for that matter… its great how accepting our world has become of things of this nature and I don’t condone judgment of any kind. My theory is if it isn’t affecting you then keep your OPINION to yourself. BUT and here I go sounding hypocritical how far are we going to go? Eventually is it going to be socially accepted if you want to have sex with an animal? I hate the fact that “transgender” is going to be “promoted” because Tyra Banks decided to broadcast it and the little girls/boys who look to the contestants on that show for an example will soon learn its “ok”. I’m not disgusted with Isis and her choices; I am disgusted with the fact that Tyra is using this as a publicity stunt to get people to watch her 180th season of America’s Next Top Model.

  36. dank

    Miss Texas 2008 and she actually won the Miss USA contest…uh, just look at the pics, people. They are on the Miss Usa website. There are already tranny models that guys lust after which is kinda funny. Now real women are supposed to compete with tranny men.

  37. HelioMobile

    RATINGS, RATINGS, RATINGS !!!

  38. Hmm

    Morality is such a slippery slope – whose do we use?!

  39. SarahT

    We want PRETTY models. That thing is down right UGLY. Look at ITS face!!!

    Embrace change? Uhhh Americas Next Top Model is for women, not for disgusting men TRYING to be women.

  40. ...

    This picture and story makes me fuckin ill….

  41. Jennifer

    How many of the people complaining about a transgendered person being on ANTM actually watch the show? Is this just one of those “These people shouldn’t be publicized” arguments, or “How is Tyra going to comment about Isis’ manliness without appearing ‘insensitive’” arguments, or what? In other words, of all the “offensive” crap on television that you might or might not be viewing, or even letting “the precious children” view, why this cycle of ANTM? Like that show has a history of being family-friendly (if you’re going to use those standards to measure it)?

    And to be honest, who cares if you like/don’t like transgendered people? Or even if you think they are “immoral?” I’ve yet to hear a convincing argument for that stance–the “My God said they ain’t right, boy, go git mah gun” camp doesn’t count. Because anything can be proven/disproven when something as unsubstantiated as “God” is thrown in as a means of verification. It’s such a copout to even use that supposed logic–just say you don’t like something because you don’t like it, and people wouldn’t be able to argue the point because it’s your opinion. But bringing weak justifications into it just means an idiotic topic is going to be made even more idiotic in the process of either defending or crucifying someone’s opinion (which, and this is hard to believe, is not a fact).

    Either defend your words with your own mind, or just hush because throwing “God” or “the lack of a God” into the conversation creates a wall that’s impossible to challenge beyond the limits of “Prove it/No, you prove it/OK, you can’t prove it, so I’m right and you’re wrong.”

    And people can be moral or immoral without the automatic inclusion of religion–people know this, right?

  42. beastman AIDS

    Most of the woman they cast on the show have faces like a bucket of smashed crabs arse-holes so it’s not surprising they finally resorted to finding a man to do the job right.

  43. VOM

    Totally an obama voter.

  44. beastman AIDS

    Most of the women that contend on this show have a face like a bucket of smashed crabs arse-holes so i’m not surprised they resorted to finding a man to do the job properly.

  45. beastman AIDS

    and horray for me for posting the same message twice.

    P.S – #1: I kinda thaught this site was more male oriented due to the humour… or at least that’s my excuse when co-workers catch me on here.

  46. Bloody Bitch

    I’m rooting for him…her…it…her.

    Rah rah rah

  47. reaper

    Don’t have time to read every message, but based on a few that I did read I can see a lot of hatred.

    All the hatred is coming from Christians based on their book of myths and lies, the bible.

    Aside from muslims, christians are the most hateful people! The religion claims to be about love, and gawds love, caring for others etc. But let some down and out homeless guy who hasn’t had a bath or a place to sleep walk into their church and gues what happens. Security escorts him out. Or people move and sit somewhere away from him.

    Stay in denial all you want, but the FACT is that x-tians are hateful bigots and they find the inspiration for their hatred in their book of lies and fairy tales the bible.

  48. energizer

    I think it’s rad that America’s Next Top Model is open to trans gendered girls. Gender is about identification, not biology. Have you seen the beautiful TG girls on that show Gender Blender? They are hotter then a lot of the ‘genetic’ girls I’ve seen.

  49. reaper

    This post has sure drawn alot of comments about gawd…

    “gawd sez…”
    “gawd wants…”
    ‘gawds will…”

    when will you dumb, ignorant, shit-fer-brain x-tians learn tsk tsk

    BTW Hulk Hogan claims that John Graziano is brain dead because “gawd wanted it that way, to make him a better man” and, based on your ridiculous bible he’s right. Of course anyone with more than 5 functioning brain cells knows the bible is nothing more than fairy tales, lies, myths and hatred wrapped up and called “gawds love”. What a crock!

  50. SaucyTango

    @ 118 read the quote “a woman born physically male.” That is AIS you numbskull!

    And @ 117 if you believe quotes from Guiliani you’re even dumber than you sound. Oh and learn to spell.

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