Isis King

Isis King is an American model born on October 1, 1985. She is best known as the first transgender woman to compete in the reality T.V. show “America’s Next Top Model.” King competed on the show in 2008 and returned in 2011 for the All-Stars edition. She is also an actress and appeared in “The Bold and the Beautiful and also did six episodes of the T.V. series “Strut,” as well as “When They See Us” and her most recent appearance was as Sol Perez in “With Love” (2021). King is crazy talented; a motivational speaker whose story is worth telling on her birthday today.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Isis King

Birth date:

October 1, 1985



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5' 7"

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Isis King is an American model whose commitment and personality earned her many fans. She’s a Libra, born on October 1, 1985, in Prince George’s County, Maryland. King was born a male, and like several transgender people, she believes she was born in the wrong body. She attended the Art Institute of Philadelphia and earned an associate degree in design and illustration. She then moved to New York to begin her gender transition.

In 2007, King made her television debut in an MSNBC special “Born in the Wrong Body.” That year, she began hormone replacement therapy and had her gender reassignment surgery in 2009. However, in 2008 she became one of the 14 finalists to appear in the 11th cycle of “America’s Next Top Model.” King placed 10th in the show, but in 2011, she returned to its first All-Star edition. This was the show’s 17th cycle, and she was one of the 14 returning models of the past “America’s Next Top Model” cycles. King was the third model to be eliminated from the show. King was very keen on her acting career as a model and reality T.V. star. In 2015, she played Sonja in three episodes of “The Bold and the Beautiful.” In 2016, King appeared in six episodes of the T.V. series “Strut,” and in 2019, she played Denise in “When They See Us.”

King got engaged to Desmond on “America’s Next Top Model,” but there’s no information about their possible marriage or divorce. We can presume that King is still legally single and sharing her success with friends and family.

Career timeline

The “America’s Next Top Model” Contestant

King becomes a contestant in “America’s Next Top Model: Cycle 11.”

The Comeback in the All-Stars Edition

King and 13 others appear as contestants for the All-Stars edition of “America’s Next Top Model.”

The T.V. Appearance in “Strut”

King appears in six episodes of “Strut.”

The Role in “With Love”

King plays Sol Perez in the series “With Love.”

Why We Love Isis King

  1. She’s inspiring

    King’s story as a trans model is inspiring. She’s also a motivational speaker and helps people express their most authentic selves.

  2. She’s an activist

    King is also an activist for the LGBTQ community. She advocates for people of all genders and sexual orientations.

  3. She’s stunning

    King is a super gorgeous model. She looks dazzling in every outfit.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. She initially came out as gay

    In high school, King came out as gay but didn’t think the label was accurate for her.

  2. Her transition was opposed

    King’s family was against her gender transition.

  3. She was homeless

    King was homeless when she moved to New York to begin her gender transition.

  4. Her gender surgery was free

    King’s gender reassignment surgery was all-expense paid.

  5. She is American Apparel’s muse

    King became the first transgender person to work with American Apparel.

Isis King FAQs

Does Isis King have her own fashion line?

Yes, King has studied art in school and has even designed her fashion line.

Which role did Isis King play in “Shameless”?

King played the role of Gia in “Shameless.”

How is Desmond related to Isis King?

Desmond is a graphics designer and King’s fiance.

Isis King’s birthday dates

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