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Lea T. Talks Posing Nude & Her First Ad Campaign (VIDEO)

02/08/2011 12:22 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

If you've got ten minutes now or later, we highly recommend you watch Model.com's interview with transsexual model Lea T. The site covers all of the bases with fashion's much-talked-about star, from what it's like to be pointed at to how Oprah heard her story (Lea's set to sit down with the talk show diva soon).

She dished on the Givenchy campaign that started it all, which she thought would just mean "some money for me and maybe a nice picture," explaining, after two days, the brand's Creative Director Riccardo Tisci called her to ask what he should tell the press about the images. Lea responded, "The first thing I want you to say is that I am a transsexual. That's the most important thing."

She also talked about stripping down for French Vogue. Former Editor-in-Chief Carine Roitfeld told her, "Why not be naked like the other girls? You have a penis, but that's what you are. For me, you are beautiful like the other girls. Without makeup. Without retouching. Because that's you and you have to be you."

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