She is the first trans* model to have posed for the Brazilian edition of Playboy.
She won the “Miss Gay Brazil” beauty pageant at the age of twenty, and was called “The world’s most beautiful model” by many magazines.
She has played a cabaret singer on a popular soap opera, starred in the 1986 movie Si tu vas a Rio… tu meurs andhosted a late night talk show.
In 1989 she was voted the “Most Beautiful Woman in Brazil”.
Her autobiography, Muito Prazer, Roberta Close was published in 1998.
On March 4, 2005, after a lengthy court battle, she acquired legal status as a female in Brazil after Judge Leise Rodrigues de Lima Espiritu Santo of the 9th Family Court of Rio de Janeiro legally recognised Close as a woman.
A woman’s beauty is supposed to be her grand project and constant insecurity. We’re meant to shellac our lips with five different glosses, but always think we’re fat. Beauty is Zeno’s paradox. We should endlessly strive for it, but it’s not socially acceptable to admit we’re there. We can’t perceive it in ourselves. It belongs to the guy screaming “nice tits.”
I’ve ben thinking about this (the part i made bold) so much lately. Girls are told to be confident, accept themself , top stop saying “i’am not pretty” but if you say “i am gorgeous and i love myself” you’re an arrogant cunt.