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Isis King          

Model & Actress, Known For "America's Next Top Model" and "Born In The Wrong Body"

Isis King, an artist hailing from Prince George County, Maryland, is a graduate of the Arts Institute of Philadelphia. After graduation, Ms. King began the process of preparing a move to New York City. It was during this time that a MSNBC documentary about transgendered individuals in 2007, entitled “Born in the Wrong Body: On the Edge” featuring Ms. King, introducing her to the world.

The life changing moment came for Isis, when the creator, producer and star of "America’s Next Top Model" (ANTM), Tyra Banks, observed her, ironically enough, at a Cycle 10 ANTM photo shoot. Isis was encouraged to audition for Cycle 11 of ANTM and was selected. For the first time in her life, she boarded an aircraft and traveled to compete among other supermodel hopefuls. Leaving behind her fears, the homeless shelter where she was a resident and all apprehensions, she became the first woman of transgender experience to compete on ANTM. As a result, Isis became an ICON, as the most commented upon contestant in ANTM history.

She guest starred on "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "Shameless." She produced a docu-series "Strut" that followed five trans models, and stars as Marci Wise, Korey Wise's sister, on the Netflix crime series "When They See Us."

Freelance fashion model, designer and motivational speaker, Ms. King currently works in all areas of entertainment. Her belief in following one’s dreams is the driving force for her success. She has expanded her purview to include acting and recently filmed a movie in the Philippines. Ms. King’s mission, is to be the epitome of a well-rounded, world renowned entertainer and artist. ​


Martin Berusch: Spotlight on Isis King: Her Journey Into Self-Identity
... with us firsthand the experience of being transgender. Her name is Isis King, and she was the first-ever transgender contestant on America's Next Top Model.

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