A Transgender Supermodel on Life After Surgery

Season 4 Episode 407
Aired on 10/26/2014 | CC
In 2011, Oprah met Lea T, one of the most in-demand supermodels in the world. At the time, she seemed to have it all. However, for most of her life, she was tormented by a painful secret: Lea T was born Leandro "Leo" Cerezo, the son of a Brazilian soccer star.

In 2008, Leo decided to embrace his truth and began living as a woman, Lea T. After undergoing hormone replacement therapy, Lea T made the decision to have sex reassignment surgery.

Now, two years after her surgery, Lea T shares how her life has changed. "Doing a sex change, you're going to change a part of your body—but a really intimate part of your body," she says. "You're not going to change your brain. You're not going to change your eyes. ... You're going to still be the same person."

In the above video, Lea T opens up about her relationship status.

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