Former Human Ken Doll came out as transgender and is now building a life as Jessica Alves. After spending over $100K on becoming a Ken, Jessica said that she was always a Barbie doll in her heart.
The Brazilian-British TV personality stated:
"I have always known that I was a woman since the age of three, four, five, six. I always played with dolls, I was in touch with my feminine side."
She recently opened up about her childhood and gender dysmorphic disorder.
How Rodrigo Alves became Jessica Alves
Despite having numerous surgeries, including implementing a six-pack, Jessica revealed on a British morning show that she's finally happy with herself.
She explained that her Catholic upbringing led her to believe that she's a man, so she used surgeries to feel better in her skin. She finally accepted that she feels like herself as a woman only two years ago and started the transition.
Speaking to her hosts, Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, Jessica said:
"I was very unhappy and I either had the transition or die. It was one or the other."
"Over the years I have been playing a character and being a man and I tried my best to be a male. After all, I was born in this body as a male."
That's when her body feminisation started and she's now beaming with joy and plans about the future.
One photo shoot changed everything
Back in 2018, Jessica was still known to the world as the Human Ken Doll. The 37-year-old TV star did a photo shoot at the time and got to dress up as a lady.
She continued wearing dresses and heels in secret until she was ready to confront her family and friends.
"I did a photo shoot where they called me Jessica as a nickname, ever since I kept the wig, the lingerie, the shoes – then I started to cross-dress at home as a secret."
She added that the first time she started cross-dressing was when she was two or three, but she tried not to think about it as the years went by.
Jessica's new bum
After removing her Adam's apple and getting an impressive cleavage, Jessica had an augmentation butt procedure.
In a pool photo shoot, she shared her stunning new body with her 1.2 million Instagram followers. The caption said:
"Feeling hot at 40c in #marbella #spain #andalucia thanks @jessicamodatrans for my lovely swimming suit!"
In her Jessica Moda Trans by Cris Cabana swimsuit, a line specially made for trans people, it's clear that Alves loves her new life, but she doesn't regret that she didn't start her gender transformation sooner.
While on This Morning show, Jessica said that she had a great life as Rodrigo Alves and he made her the woman she is today.
Jessica's every woman
The star came out in January, though she kept her name under wraps. She told The Mirror:
"I'm known as Ken, but inside I've always felt like Barbie."
"I finally feel like the real me."
"Glamorous, beautiful, and feminine.
"For years, I tried to live my life as a man. I had a fake six-pack put in, I had fake muscles in my arms, but I was lying to myself."
Despite her family's support and the simple fact that she's merely trying to live her life, Jessica got many nasty remarks, but she's somewhat used to them by now:
"I have been trolled and called a freak and a weirdo, so of course, I am nervous about how people will react."
Is Jessica Alves done with surgeries?
Considering that she had over 100 procedures in search of her true identity, Jessica's almost done. She said on This Morning:
"I still need two or three more surgeries to complete my transition, and then I swear I will be done with plastic surgery – there is only so much one can take."
She's taking responsibility for promoting a plastic look by stating:
"Surgery can be risky and unhealthy. I'm a very healthy person, I don't drink, I eat well, I sleep well, and I have a lot of exams, like blood tests, to make sure I'm okay to go through it."
We don't think she'll ever be done with enchantments, though she seems to care about other things, not just her looks now.
So, what's next on Jessica's mind, or as Holly Willoughby asked her, where does Jessica see herself in the next few years?
Jessica said she wants to live in Spain, have a garden, a baby, and someone who's fully accepting of her.
It comes as no surprise that Jessica is still looking for approval. Her family accepted her, but her childhood traumas are still haunting her.
Back in school, she always felt like she's more feminine than other boys, who tortured and even sexually abused her:
"I was physically abused - I had my face pushed into the urinal and was thrown down the stairs."
"At the age of 13, two boys at school sexually abused me. I couldn't defend myself."
She hopes to raise awareness of gender dysmorphic disorder and help other boys feel more comfortable in their mom's dresses. Or, at the very least, help make transgender people's lives a bit easier.
You go girl!