Her parents say she was born with a ‘fierce and confident sense of identity’. And that self-assurance can clearly be seen on the catwalk, where ten-year-old Noella McMaher has become the world’s youngest transgender model.
Noella – who fashion insiders say could make her first million in the next year – first identified as transgender at ‘two-and-a-half nearing three’, according to her biological mother Dee, 35, who now identifies as a ‘trans masculine male’ and cites Noella as an inspiration.
In an exclusive interview with The Mail on Sunday, Dee said: ‘My spouse and I are both non-binary.
‘In terms of gender identity, Noella came out before either of us. She was born with a fierce and confident sense of identity.
‘It first started at two-and-a-half nearing three. Someone would say to her that she was a cute boy and she would snap back and exclaim, “I’m not a boy, I’m a girl!’’’
But this story of our times has sparked widespread concern. One campaigner described it as ‘abhorrent’ and suggested Noella’s mother was actively pushing her to become trans.
Noella ‘socially transitioned’ at four and the family changed her legal birth certificate from ‘boy’ to ‘girl’ when she was six.
She hit the headlines in America last week when she became the youngest transgender model to walk the runway at a fashion show in New York.
Read more: Meet the world’s youngest transgender model: Born to a mother who is now male, Noella became a girl aged four and is now tipped to make MILLIONS of dollars on the catwalk. But her biological father who raised questions has been airbrushed from her life