Thursday, May 21, 2009
Raquel Reyes is an American transsexual model and writer.
Reyes was born in Florida. She is of Cuban and Italian descent. She grew up in Tampa, but has lived in various cities including Boston, Miami Beach, and most recently, Savannah, Georgia. She has traveled throughout the world and has performed in nightclubs in Paris, London, Monte Carlo, Buenos Aries, and Lima.
Often called the world's most downloaded transsexual model, she began modeling in 1997 for photographers Pasquale Devane, James Bold, and John Benson. She launched her own website in 1999. In print she has been referred to as the "Transsexual Goddess". Reyes has appeared on dozens of magazine covers throughout the world, including many mainstream publications such asV2 magazine, New York's Sex in the City, and Australian Penthouse. Her memoir Goddess (2007) has received a favorable review in the 12 October 2007 edition of the St. Petersburg Times. Bestselling author Ellen Tanner Marsh called the book "frank, bold, and achingly honest." In the book Reyes describes in vivid detail her struggles with gender identity, addiction and her life as a paid escort to some of the world's most famous men.
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