Lea T., Transsexual Model, Sits Down With Oprah


Transsexual model Lea T. sat down with Oprah for her show on Thursday, and fashion’s rising star talked about her childhood, her newfound fame and the struggles she’s dealt with in between. Lea said she believes in gender identity disorder and dispelled any rumors that her father, Brazilian soccer player Toninho Cerezo had disowned her — in fact, after seeing her walk in Alexandre Herchcovitch’s Fall/Winter 2011/2012 show at Sao Paulo Fashion Week last month, her dad said, “Now I can die happy.”