Munroe Bergdorf, transgender role model - "Let's empower each other"

“My personal breakthrough came when I asked myself the question: 'How would I lead my life if I stopped caring what other people thought?’. From this point on, I was then able to ask myself: ‘Would I be happier?’, 'Would I feel more free?’, 'Would I be living the life that I truly wanted?’”

What would you tell somebody who is afraid to come out as transgender?

My personal advice is get on a good page with yourself before starting new chapters with others. A good network of friends is ideal, but ultimately you need to be there for yourself. First stop would be your local GP, who can then refer you to a specialist, who can get the ball rolling. […]

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Had a lot of fun this week at The Evening Standard with model, DJ and transgender icon, Munroe Bergdorf.

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Munroe Bergdorf: Her Hair Is Full Of Secrets...

Some would call Munroe Bergdorf a DJ. Others would say she’s more of a muse. Dolce & Gabbana gave her the ultimate accolade and namechecked her as one of London’s ‘breakthrough cultural tastemakers’.
What does Munroe have to say? Well, her Facebook boasts that she’s 'THAT BAD BITCH WHO BLEW OUT YOUR BIRTHDAY CAKE CANDLES…’ so when Miss Bergdorf talks, you listen.
Taking five from hosting this Saturday’s ’TRAMP @ London’s Dalston Superstore’, Munroe spills the beans on Anna Nicole Smith, Sandra Bernhard and yes, being a giraffe in a former life.

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Favourite mean girl?
Well it has to be Lindsay, obviously…

Favourite 90s pin up?
Anna Nicole Smith, she was just something else. RIP  

What would you wear at your funeral?
I want to be buried in head to toe Alexander McQueen

What’s your favourite scary movie?
I love the 'Scream’ movies, they have the horror/comedy balance just right…

What would your drag alter-ego be like?
Haha. I don’t think I need a drag alter ego… Plenty of hairspray, sequins and heels up in here already…

Who would you put in The Burn Book?
Christina Aguilera, she knows what she did…

What album turns the sidewalk into a catwalk?
Britney Spears - Blackout or anything by Missy Elliott

Where do you sit at the cinema?
The middle has the best view.

What is the best tweet you have ever received?
Probably Sandra Bernhard telling me to come to her show when she was performing in London. I love that woman.

What is in your right pocket right now?

It’s our first date. Where are we going?
A nice restaurant in the West End, you’re paying, I’m drinking Champagne and yes, we will see the desert menu.

And finally, tell us a secret…
I have a birthmark in the shape of Austrailia on my hip and I was a Giraffe in a past life…