Former Human Ken Doll Rodrigo Alves revealed that she would now like to be called Jessica and plans on formally changing her name. The 36-year-old
Former Human Ken Doll Rodrigo Alves revealed that she would now like to be called Jessica and plans on formally changing her name.
The 36-year-old transgender TV star appeared on This Morning on Monday and also said that she is dreaming of becoming a mother.
She told hosts Ruth Langsford, 60, and Eamonn Holmes, also 60: ‘I have been developing as a person and as a human being. I was born a transgender woman.
‘I’m changing my name to Jessica and I want a BABY’: Former Human Ken Doll Rodrigo Alves revealed her new moniker on This Morning on Monday and said she wants to become a mother
‘Throughout the years you have known me, I was fighting the fact that I have always been a woman inside myself.’
Later on, Ruth asked: ‘What about love in your life?’
Jessica said: ‘First, is to love yourself. My priority is myself and my transition. I would like to have a child and like to have a baby.
‘I visualise myself taking care of my baby and being with someone who loves me and accepts for me for who I am.’
Ruth noted: ‘All of your [previous] surgeries were to become more masculine. Did you always know you wanted to be Jessica?’
Jessica said: ‘I’ve always known I was a woman, since the age of three, four, five, six. I always played with dolls and was in touch with my feminine side.
Jessica said: ‘I visualise myself taking care of my baby and being with someone who loves me and accepts for me for who I am’
‘I started cross dressing at home in secret. I would sit in secret in front of the television and nobody knew. I was trying to be a man. I had a six pack, big arms.
‘I tried my best to be a male because I was born in this body. But I was very depressed and unhappy. I transitioned or I died, one or the other.’
Eamonn began listing the surgeries Jessica has had in the past at a cost of hundreds of thousands of pounds, including facial feminisation, breast enlargement, having her Adam’s apple removed, lower body procedures, hormones…’
Jessica said: ‘I still need two or three more surgeries to complete my transition and then I swear for God, I’ll be done with plastic surgery.
‘There’s only so much a body can take. But I had to do it to reach the person I am today. What I’m doing today, it’s right for me.
‘I don’t wish I transitioned earlier because I had to go through all of that and what I was going through inside myself. Having said that, surgeries can be risky.
‘I am a very healthy person and don’t drink. I sleep well and I eat well. I need three more to complete my transition and then I’m done.
After spending hundreds of thousands of pounds on surgery, Jessica said: ‘I still need two or three more surgeries to complete my transition and then I swear for God, I’ll be done’
‘My happiness before was a happiness that didn’t last for long. It was an outside happiness. Now my happiness comes from my heart.’
Ruth asked: ‘Where do you see yourself? Where would you like your life to go?’
Jessica replied: ‘I’m a very lucky person because I have an amazing family and couldn’t wish for a better family than mine. They give me presents and jewellery.
‘My friends, very good long term friends, are not friends anymore. A lot of them can’t relate to the new me.
‘They find it difficult which I respect, I’m not going to force anyone to be my friend. I’m still being a television personality in different countries. Unfortunately, I don’t get to do much here. There’s not much of a market for me.’
Eamonn asked: ‘Do you have anyone who’s been through the transgender process?’
Jessica replied: ‘I don’t. I would love to but I don’t have any close transgender friends. It was a decision I made by myself with the help of my doctors.
‘I told my family and close friends. But the truth is, we don’t know transgender people. I think transgender people should be more recognised.
‘We should see more transgender people on TV, in film, in art. We are like everyone else, we are just born differently.’
Eamonn said: ‘Jessica it’s lovely to meet you for the first time.’
Jessica replied: ‘My name on social network is still Rodrigo but it should be changed today because I’m announcing my new name with you guys.’
Jessica said: ‘My name on social network is still Rodrigo but it should be changed today because I’m announcing my new name with you guys’