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Marilyn Monroe Was Like A Transsexual, According To Amanda Lepore

MMRather than emulate the girls I grew up with who made fun of me, I decided I wanted to look like a movie star. It was like an escape. I did so much research, reading books and watching movies about Jean Harlow, Marilyn Monroe, and all of those Hollywood blondes with the boobs, the hips, and the heels. Everything was so exaggerated. Marilyn even had plastic surgery in the ‘40s — a nose job and had her hairline done, and it was a total transformation. Not so different than a transsexual, really. She made herself into what she wanted to be.”

 

–Trans icon Amanda LePore chatting about her career and inspirations in an interview with Into the Gloss

H/t: HuffPo