Britain’s Next Top Model has cast its first ever transgender contestant.
Tallulah-Eve Brown, 22, will be starring in the 11th series of the hit UK and Irish version of the Top Model franchise.
Out of the 142 contenders to be on the show, Brown is the first contestant to come out as trans.
The current Miss Transgender, Birmingham, the event hostess and trans rights campaigner believes she will win as ‘there is no one like me’.
‘There is no one like me’
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.’
The first trans woman on America’s Next Top Model, Isis King, competed on cycle 11 and returned for the 17th ‘All-Stars’ season.
Holland’s Next Top Model was the first to crown the franchise’s first trans winner, Loiza Lamers, in 2015.
Britain’s Next Top Model, hosted by Abbey Clancy, returns on March 16 at 9pm on Lifetime.