Local Transgender Woman Will Not Be America’s Next Top Model
Isis King, the first transgender woman to compete to be America's Next Top Model, has been booted from the show, The Advocate reports. The 22-year-old King, "a pre-operative transgender woman," was the fifth of 14 finalists to be eliminated this season. King's exit came after a photo shoot that "required her to wear a bikini, which made her noticeably uncomfortable," writes The Advocate.
King, who hails from Prince George's County, Md., "endured mocking from some of the contestants, support from others" on the show, according to The Advocate. DCist follows up on King's next step: On November 2, she'll be honored at a Jazz Brunch held by GLBT group "Equality Maryland."