You go girl, erm, boy

Perhaps disappointed that the male version of America's Next Top Model was a bit of a flop, US producers have tried to even things out a bit by including a transgendered contestant in the upcoming new series.

American magazine Us Weekly have announced that ex-receptionist Isis, a 22-year-old from Maryland, will be the first contestant with a Y chromosone (though that Tyra can be a bit spunky). Very sweetly Isis describes her unique position thus; "my cards were dealt differently".

It's going to be tough for Isis. America's Next Top Model reaches all sectors of the US viewing public, and it remains to be seen how an audience that can get collectively driven into the arms of their therapists by the sight of a stray Janet Jackson nipple will deal with prime-time gender-bending. In the (paraphrased) words of Blackadder, "Isis, we've got to admire your balls."

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