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by QNotes Staff  Staff Reports  editor@goqnotes.com
Published: August 23, 2008 in A&E / Life&Style

The gorgeous Isis, seen here, is one of the 14 models competing to win over Tyra, Mr. Jay, Ms. J and all the other judges in the upcoming cycle of “America’s Next Top Model.” What’s so fab about her, other than the fact that she has legs for days and will surely give the other girls a run for their money? She’s the first-ever transgender contestant in “Top Model” history.

Us Weekly provided the exclusive scoop, so read it, or check out featured highlights below:
Hailing from Prince George’s County, Md., Isis identifies herself as “a woman born physically male.”
Will she be a role model?

“I like to help people, but I’m here to follow my dreams,” she tells Us.

The inclusion of Isis is being hailed by Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation President Neil Giuliano as “an unprecedented opportunity for a community that is underrepresented on television.
“We applaud Tyra Banks and The CW for making this historic visibility of transgender people possible,” Giuliano said.

Here, here! “America’s Next Top Model” kicks off Sept. 3 on The CW.