Filmed from the time she was a year-old boy, De Hingh underwent sex reassignment surgery after the documentary aired on Dutch television in She simply has not yet been signed to worldwide distribution, like Nef. However, Elbe's third surgery to transplant ovaries into her body led to serious complications. And her last surgery to transplant a uterus, so that the transgender woman might be able to have children, ultimately killed her Shortly afterward, she became the first transgender person to be signed to worldwide representation by the powerhouse modeling agency IMG. Talackova would then go on to represent Canada in the Miss Universe pageant Here, she embraces South Korea's Mini, backstage at the Miss International Queen beauty pageant in southeastern Thailand's city of Pattaya, November 19, Then after undergoing sex reassignment surgery in , Cossey began both living and working as a woman, concealing her past as a male. She came out in , during an interview with SportsIllustrated. In a article republished by Newsweek, writer and speaker Walt Heyer cites several studies that present information that explores the seeming comorbidity of psychiatric diagnoses such as depression and suicidal thoughts and gender dysphoria. In the s, she moved to New York City and began working as both a choreographer and drag performer. So who is Laverne Cox? The star of Orange Is The New Black said going through male puberty was "horrible" and she believed children of any age should be allowed to "socially transition" without going through medical treatment. For starters, she is a supermodel that was discovered at the age of 17, while working at a McDonalds. The reality of trans people's lives is that so often we are targets of violence. Monday 25 June Transgender star Laverne Cox backs puberty-blocking treatment Laverne Cox said it was exciting that a 'new generation of trans-kids' should not have to suffer as she did October 25 And her storied life has been the subject of two books, including the international bestseller "The Danish Girl" by David Ebershoff, which is currently being adapted into a film of the same name, starring Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne. Born in Mobile, Alabama, Cox was one of two twin boys.