Roddy Alves, a former contestant on Celebrity Big Brother, has long been known as the "human Ken doll."
Alves spent over $650,000 on cosmetic surgeries, "including having four ribs removed, a "cat-eye" lift and so many nose surgeries that it began sinking and disintegrating" according to The New York Post.
Now, however, Alves has come out as transgender to The Mirror, revealing she has always felt more like Barbie than Ken on the inside.
"I'm known as Ken but inside I've always felt like Barbie."
Alves will now be using "she" and "her" pronouns while changing her first name to Roddy.
"I finally feel like the real me. Glamorous, beautiful and feminine."
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Alves has now received additional surgeries to give herself a D-cup bust and fuller hips/lips.
All photos prior to her transition have been removed from Instagram and replaced with photos of herself as "Barbie."
The Brazil-born personality says she finally feels content now that her "body matches her mind."
"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. I'm a woman and have always had a feminine brain. Now my body matches my mind."
She is now looking forward to gender confirmation surgery.
"I will have a penile inversion and my testicles will be removed. That will be the final step. Before that I'm having silicone breast implants. I'll be able to wear dresses that show my cleavage and look sexy. I'm very excited."
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Alves realized she wanted to transition during a photo shoot last year.
She now has plans to receive cosmetic surgeries to reshape her forehead, shave her jawline and remove her adam's apple.
She spoke about how she felt as a child, saying:
"Growing up, I was very feminine and used to play with dolls and wear my mum's dresses and heels."
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Ultimately, Alves claims she has never felt better.
"Within a month I was diagnosed with gender dysmorphic disorder and given the option to start the appropriate medication to transition."
"Before, people looked at me because I looked very androgynous and weird for a man. Now I hope they are looking because they think I am a beautiful woman."