Shot of The Day: Top Model Contestant Comes Out as Intersex
The lead contender for
Poland's Next Top Model
is 22, strikingly beautiful, and happens to be intersex.
Michalina Manios, said that she was born with both male and female genitalia, and was officially considered male by doctors until she was 18. She revealed her past on an episode Sunday night
"I was born a hermaphrodite and when the doctors first saw me they assumed I was a boy as I had male genitalia," she said according to the Daily Mail . "But I grew up feeling more feminine than male and so four years ago I had an operation to remove the male bits and changed my name."