• Nikkiey Chawla
    Nikkiey ChawlaNikkiey Chawla/Facebook
  • Nong Poy
    Nong PoyTwitter
  • Shinata Sangha
    Shinata SanghaTwitter
  • jenna talackova
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While many believe that being born as trans-gender is a sin, there are many who accept their sexuality and also undergo sex change surgeries.

Celebs such as Kim Petras, Sirapassorn Atthayakorn and India's Nikkiey Chawla are some of those bold and beautiful women who were actually born as men.

Check out the top five trans-gender models below:

Nikkiey Chawla

Nikkiey Chawla got international recognition after she underwent a sex change surgery in 2009. Apart from walking the ramp for Indian and international designers, the bold and beautiful model also appeared on UTV Bindass' reality show "Emotional Atyachaar".

Nong Poy

Thai actress and model Nong Poy, initially called Treechada Petcharat, was born as a male and underwent surgery at the age of 17.

Shinata Sangha

Born in a traditional Punjabi family, Shinata Sangha became one of the most successful models in Britain. From Miss Glamour Queen 2006 and Miss Gay India 2007, Sangha has also won 5 beauty queen titles in Britain.

Chamila Asanka

The Sri Lankan beauty is one of the most popular trans-gender models in the world, who has also participated in Miss International Queen 2011.

Jenna Talackova

Jenna Talackova, the Canadian model and TV personality, had her gender transition when she was 14 and underwent sex reassignment surgery at the age of 19. She hit the headlines after getting disqualified from Miss Universe Canada for being a trans-gender.

Chen Lili

Popular Chinese singer, model, and actress Chen Lili had undergone sex reassignment surgery in 2003. She also attended many beauty pageants, including China's Miss Artificial Beauty pageant.

Apart from them, Sirapassorn Atthayakorn, Lea T, Dechen Seldon, Florencia De La V, Kelly Van Der Veer, Roberta Close, Andrej Pejic, Claudia Charriez are other gorgeous celebs who were actually born as men.