From boy to beauty queen: stunning model born a boy hopes to be crowned beauty queen
With her blonde hair and perfect pout it’s hard to believe this stunning model was actually born a BOY.
Morgan, Naomi Clarke, 23, is now hoping to win a beauty pageant after spending the last 22 years of her life a man.
Born Nathan O’Brien, Morgan said she always felt she was born into the wrong body and spent her life feeling pressured to ‘butch up’ by her two older sporty brothers.
As a teenage boy, she was branded ‘gay’ by her family and friends who refused to believe she was born in the wrong body.
But after making a life-changing decision to become a woman when she was 21, the blonde-bombshell has landed regular work as a model and is now aiming to become a beauty queen.
Morgan, from Manchester, said: “I’ve always thought of myself as a girl since before I can remember, but I always tried to ‘butch’ myself up as I believed it was wrong to feel this way.
“It wasn’t until my late teens that I had the opportunity to dress as a girl as often as possible.
“When I did this I felt more confident and happy, I felt like the person I always wanted to be.
“It wasn’t until I was 21 that I realised I could live fulfilled this way and gained the bravery to change my body and my life.”
Morgan doesn’t want a full sex change, but is saving up to pay for a breast augmentation, chin reshaping surgery and a hair transplant to feminise her appearance.
The sexy blonde has been working as a webcam girl and model for fashion brands including Edith Retro and Dress Fancy in a bid to raise the funds.
Morgan, who has been taking hormones for the past two years, said: “I was never bullied at school, everyone was very accepting of me, but that’s not what the problem was.
“It was my parents that weren’t happy, they didn’t believe me when I told them I wanted to be a woman, they thought it was just shock factor or a cry for attention.
“My older brothers just saw me as their little gay brother, which pressured me to butch up.
“I was always shy as a child and teenager, even scared in social situations to the point I’d have anxiety attacks.
“I just thought I was extremely sheepish. I began to resent myself and being labelled ‘gay’ as I knew I wasn’t living the life I actually wanted.
“It’s only recently I’ve had the confidence to live as a woman.”
Morgan recalls that she was aware of her gender confusion from a very early age.
But after years of being told she was homosexual by her friends and family, she decided to tell her parents about her desire to be a woman.
Unhappy with her decision, Morgan became depressed by her gender confusion, causing her to drop out of university.
She said: “I studied fashion design a few years back, but dropped out of university due to the depressive state of my life.
“I’d like to return to university when I’ve transitioned enough to feel comfortable devoting myself to studies.
At 21, Morgan started hormone treatment and began to accept her new identity.
One year later, she started dressing in women’s clothing and calling herself Morgan Naomi Clarke.
Basing her style on idols Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Gisele Bunchen, whose careers she hopes to emulate, Morgan is now pursuing a modelling career.
And this year, she is set to compete in the first Miss Transgender UK, in which she hopes to be crowned champion.
She said: “My obvious idols would be Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss, both iconic supermodels and both British and proud.
“But I’d say Gisele became my biggest inspiration, I’m stunned by her beauty and sex appeal.
“I looked up to her when I lived as male and I felt robbed as I believed I wouldn’t be able to live as a woman, never mind as a model.
“But now I’ve made the change it’s like my wildest dreams are coming true.
“I’ve never even thought about entering a beauty pageant before.
“I sometimes get nervous I won’t have a clue what to do in the pageant when Miss Transgender UK draws nearer.
“I’m incredibly grateful for the experience and to represent the transsexuals of 2015, no matter the result.”