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Meet Ines Rau; The Transgender Model Who Made Headlines With Tyson Beckford in Racy Photos

downloadBy: Krystle Crossman

Ines Rau says she has always known where her true place in the world was. As a woman. The Paris-born model underwent gender reassignment surgery at the young age of 16. She knew then that she wasn’t what she felt that she should be, so she did something about it. She became a model after a scout in Paris found her. She identifies her French background as French-North African.

Rau says that she gained courage to speak up about being a transgender model from the book I Am Woman by Tula. Rau said that she read the book twice. It helped her to realize that she shouldn’t be hiding who she truly was and should embrace what she wanted to become. And so she did. Her career is coming along nicely and she has a lot of great photoshoots that have recently been released. One of these projects is a shoot with supermodel Tyson Beckford where both models were nude and thoroughly sensual. She also did a shoot for Lurve Magazine as well as an artistic issue of American Playboy. These projects debuted in September and October.

Rau gave some advice to kids who are transgendered and are scared about showing who they really are on the inside and out. She told them that they need to follow their hearts. They know what the right life is for themselves and they shouldn’t be afraid to do what it is that they need to do to ensure they can live the life they wish. She also says that it is important that they talk to a specialist, or a few specialists, before they decide on changing their bodies to make sure it is what they really want and to make sure they are prepared. Rau says that she is happier than she has ever been and that is because she is living in the body that she feels that she was truly meant to have.

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20 Responses to Meet Ines Rau; The Transgender Model Who Made Headlines With Tyson Beckford in Racy Photos

  1. Linda Kwarteng Reply

    November 12, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    I thought this was Beyonce… I think folk like this, especially this good looking must make sure any man getting involve with you knows you are/was a man from the get go to avoid heartache and anger because some men will get very upset to discover the truth down the line

  2. D. CESAIRE Reply

    November 15, 2013 at 8:34 am

    OMG. NO MATTER WHAT YOU ARE A MAN NOT A WOMAN. THANK GOD I BLESSED TO BE A REAL LOVELY LADY MY GOD REALLY BLESSED ME WONDERFULLY LOVE MY CHILDREN I BIRTH THANKGOD FOR MY PARENTS THANK YOU GOD FOR MY ALL.

    • Dee Flo Reply

      July 30, 2014 at 2:58 pm

      Proof the world has gone crazy. A real women being attacked for being thankful for what she is & what her God has man her.. You are not alone. Continue to be Blessed! Never underestimate stupid people in large numbers.

  3. Chanel Andrews. Reply

    November 16, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    D. Cesaire.. you may be born a woman but obviously not a LADY.. and i doubt that someone who spouts out so much thanks for GOD would be so hateful in your remarks. GOD loves all.. man, woman, animal and plant. And if you were educated you would realize that the spectrum of gender identities is a large and varied one.

    • jaylanea Reply

      November 19, 2013 at 3:10 am

      Well said

  4. Angelina B. Honest Reply

    November 19, 2013 at 3:14 am

    God has nothibg to do with YOUR opinions. God brought you in this world. you make the decision to speak and do whatever you choose. yes ..the model will always be a man …no surgery in the world will ever allow HIM to have a period or a child. ….thats a fact. the truth is that he is happy. let him enjoy his life in peace. no need to judge ….God will. until then find some love in your heart and time not to care. mazel nazel

  5. Tamara Frank Reply

    November 28, 2013 at 6:50 am

    Surgery…. At the age of 16. Really? Who paid for that?

    • Specom Reply

      December 12, 2013 at 6:51 am

      The French taxpayers.

  6. Corneel Reply

    January 11, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    To all of the “female” negative critics here, I’m going to do my best to write this in english, because it is not my native language. I am a man and to me this beautiful creature is a woman. The possibility to have a baby doesn’t make you a woman, there are enough infertile biological women to prove that. Also having a period doesn’t make you more woman to me. Women who stop having their period don’t stop being a woman either. I would prefer to meet her than you all, unless she is whining and judging like you so-called “ladies” . Considering what SHE has been through, my guess is SHE is a lovely couragous woman trying to help others and that to me is a real lady.

    • alicia Reply

      January 25, 2014 at 2:32 pm

      thank you for your words Corneel. I am a born woman and can only imagine how difficult it would be to be born into the wrong gender body. Your words express compassion and tolerance, something that is sorely needed in this world, from men and women alike.

      • Corneel Reply

        August 25, 2014 at 2:17 am

        you’re welcome

    • Regina Reply

      August 17, 2014 at 10:45 pm

      Here’s the problem with your logic.

      Just because he/she or shim has been sliced and diced. Shim is still a male. WHY?

      IT IS CALLED DNA.

      • Corneel Reply

        August 18, 2014 at 3:30 pm

        Regina,
        Life is not all about logic (for me that is). You must feel very superior with your correct chromosomes. I don’t care about chromosomes. After all, we do not communicate with our fellow citizens as a bunch of chromosomes to another bunch of chromosomes, but as human beings . What I do care about is empathy, respect and care, none of these seem to be one of your capacities when I read your very condesending “sliced and diced” comment. Do you realise how much these comments might hurt the transgender community? I’m here to tell that community that they shouldn’t listen to people like you and make their dreams come true.
        Corneel

        • Regina Reply

          August 24, 2014 at 5:10 pm

          Who cares about the transgender community? They need to grow a set. Oops, did I say that? You are right, when you are not concerned with logic. Even sliced and diced they are still the same *** they are born with. What you are trying to rationalize your sexuality.

          Like an actor said, it is easier to dig a pole than to build one.

        • Regina Reply

          August 24, 2014 at 5:12 pm

          BTW, I know several who have been sliced and diced and now are regretting it. What it still boils down to is that your paramours are way too fv.cked up.

  7. Corneel Reply

    January 11, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    and I ‘d rather spend tax money on her surgery than on her ending up killing herself because of haters like you or ending up in psychiatry for the rest of her life where she probably would be if she would have continued living as a man , just to sooth your short-sighted ladybrains. ( and that might cost even more).

    • Regina Reply

      August 24, 2014 at 5:21 pm

      I would not spend a dime on her or you. As for my ladybrains, my brains are fine. It’s yours that are too sissified to stand up the standards of a man.

      Her kind should pay for their own surgery and needs. Welfare $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ should be spent on worthless items.

  8. GEORGE Reply

    April 16, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    You was born a man but in the wrong body,that is okay you are a beautiful woman.I would be glad to take you out on date.

  9. GEORGE Reply

    April 16, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Your BEAUTIFUL,I WOULD TO TAKE YOU OUT ON A DATE.

  10. BlkfootBLAQUEI Reply

    August 1, 2014 at 9:51 am

    There are people on here that is so lost they have no ideal what they are making reference to. If I had been born with a *****, I WOULDN’T KNOW HOW TO ACT! LOL, I would have the best of both worlds because of the way the world is these days. My ****** life would be so satisfying, let alone the pleasure I could give others. I wouldn’t have a operation, that would be smothering out my complete joy and happiness. There are people who wouldn’t want to bring children into this crazy insane world. Nope, I rather be free to be me. Just think about how I can be a guy one day and turn around apply my make up and heels and be a woman. I can see all lined up at my door, especially the females.

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