Talulah-Eve Brown will be the first transgender contestant on Britain’s Next Top Model
Britain’s Next Top Model will be returning for another series this March, and this year’s cycle will feature the first ever transgender contestant.
We are pleased to hear that the popular modelling series will this year be making steps to becoming more representative and challenging stereotypes about what it is to be a woman in the beauty and fashion industry.
Talulah-Eve Brown will be Britain’s Next Top Model‘s very first transgender contestant. Born in Birmingham, Talulah-Eve holds the title of Miss Transgender and was the Ambassador of Marie Clare’s Breakfree Campaign in 2016.
✨So happy to announce that you'll be seeing a lot more of me! BRITAINS NEXT TOP MODEL Cycle 11. Starts march 16th on Lifetime. I never thought a girl like me would find a place on a show like this and compete against such beautiful girls. But I guess all you have to do is believe! Life isn't about finding a label that fits you best. Life is about finding you! And it's that journey that is incredible. Appreciate the bad just as much as the good! I'm faaaaarrrrrr from perfect. And I'm still on that journey of self discovery.. I don't know where this journey/path will take me, but for now let's just enjoy the ride! MASSIVE thanks to all the production team at @bntmuk and @lifetimetelly for making it such an amazing experience! All of the girls which I look forward to creating some more amazing memories with and of course the judges who believed in me and made this all possible!✨ @abbeyclancyofficial @paulsculfor @nickyjohnston @hilaryalexanderobe ☄️#bntm #teamtalulaheve #antm
She also has a black belt in karate, blogs for The Huffington Post and proudly admits that she doesn’t dislike anything about her body. We’re a fan of you already, Talulah!
The contestant, who was born Aaron, began her hormone treatment in 2015 before undergoing full gender reassignment surgery in 2016 and has spoken openly about the difficulties she has faced as a transgender woman.
She told PA Real Life in 2015: “The level of abuse I get is hurtful, but if I was to report every instance of hate crime I’ve experienced to the police, I would be in court every single day.
“Instead, I just hold my head up high. There have been times where I could have potentially been beaten up, but I refuse to hide away and let these people see that they’ve upset me.
“I don’t want to feel like a victim because it isn’t me with the problem. I’m not any less of a person just because I’m transgender.”
Make sure to tune into Lifetime on March 16 to watch Talulah-Eve and the rest of the hopefuls in action. And it’s set to be a good series, as this year’s group have been labelled “the most outspoken models the series has ever seen”.
— BNTM (@BNTMUK) February 7, 2017
Britain’s Next Top Model returns March 16 at 9pm on Lifetime.