Transsexual Jackie Green enters Miss England pageant

Jackie Green Transsexual

A teenager from Leeds has become the first sex-change person in Great Britain to participate in the Miss England beauty contest.

Eighteen-year-old Jackie Green became the UK’s youngest transsexual after an operation in Thailand two years ago. British tabloid The Sun said Green, who was born Jack, adopted a female lifestyle at age 10 and is now an aspiring model.

Green, who has already participated in Britain’s Next Top Model, said: “Miss England is a prestigious competition. I’d love to win and I have as good a chance as anyone.”

The contest is a major step forward for Jackie, who was bullied and had attempted to commit suicide five times.