Monday, February 13, 2023

I Love A Success Story - Amelia Maltepe

Transgender glamour model, 23, born into strict Muslim family hopes to become next Miss World


I am a beautiful woman and people should respect me for that': 

A glamour model has her hopes set on winning the coveted Miss World title - even though she was born male.

Amelia Maltepe, originally from a strict Muslim family in Bangladesh, spent £8,000 on breast implants in 2012 to give her a 34D chest.

Now the 23-year-old business accounting student, who lives with personal trainer boyfriend Charles Dubuc, 27, has her eyes set on the world's most famous beauty pageant.

Amelia, raised as Adesh, said: 'To be become a Miss World is one of my biggest dreams.

'Growing up I always felt that I was trapped in the wrong body and the idea of changing gender was never an option.

Now I feel like if I believe in God and myself I can achieve anything I put my mind to.'

After moving to Toronto in 2009 to study, Amelia says her eyes were opened to the possibility of transformation. 

She said: 'It was the first time I realised you could use surgery and medicine to change your birth gender.

'It was an amazing moment and I felt like I could finally be the person I always was.'

After beginning a course of hormones to alter her body, Amelia opted for breast implants two months later.

And since spending £6,000 on her breasts and £2,000 on laser hair removal, Amelia has appeared in glamour shoots in the hope of making it in the modelling world.

This year she plans to enter beauty competitions like her inspiration, Canadian transgender model Jenna Talackova, who last year won a legal battle to be allowed to enter Miss Universe Canada.

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'When I was back home I always tried my mum's clothes on and put her make-up on when she was out.

'I always liked it but I never had the courage to be out because my parents are very religious so I thought they would never ever accept it.

'I was bullied at school for being feminine - I cried many nights wishing I could be different.'

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