Britain’s Next Top Model’s Tallulah-Eve Brown has aired its first ‘coming out’ moment.
Tallulah-Eve Brown, 22, is the series’ first ever trans contestant.
She is in the 11th cycle of the hit UK and Irish version of the Top Model franchise.
In the opening episode, Brown worked up the courage to tell the other girls about her gender identity.
Gathering the girls around the sofa, she said: ‘I wanted to get things off my chest.’
‘I wanted to let you know that I am transgender. For the past three years I’ve been transitioning to become the woman I am now,’ she continued, to applause from the other girls.
‘That makes you more of a woman than anyone,’ a fellow competitor responded.
‘I don’t want it to define me. For the past few days it’s been really nice for me because I just feel like a normal woman. I don’t have the label of being a trans woman and I just felt like one of the girls.’
The reaction from the other girls was incredibly supportive.
‘It was such a big moment for me to come out again to a group of people and for once to be accepted,’ she said. ‘It was actually quite nice.’
Out of the 142 contenders to be on the show, Brown is the first contestant to come out as trans.
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 23 at 9pm on Lifetime.
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