Transsexual Amanda Lepore:‘The Most Expensive Body On Earth’ (Video)

 Amanda Lepore famous transsexual fixtures on the New York party scene has opened up about the plastic surgery that's behind her larger-than-life look.

Amanda Lepore, 46, reveals in a first person piece for Into The Gloss that after having a sex change at the age of 19 she went about getting three breast augmentations, buttock implants and even had her bottom ribs broken she she could achieve a smaller waist.

 'I think Raquel Welch and Cher did that, too,' she said of the unusual procedure, adding: 'It’s illegal in the U.S., but I had it done in Mexico. They break the floating rib in the back and push it in, so there's no scar.'

'Rather than emulate the girls I grew up with who made fun of me, I decided I wanted to look like a movie star. It was like an escape,' the dancer, singer and party host recalled.

Luckily no major alterations were required, as Ms Lepore said she had 'very girly features' to begin with and would often pass for a girl in her early teens.

Asked how much her cosmetic work has cost in total, the busty blonde declined to provide an answer, merely stating: 'There is a reason I am labeled ‘The Most Expensive Body On Earth’.

She says that her sex change from male to female, was the most painful procedure she’s had done.

'It didn’t hurt when I got it done at the hospital,' she recounted.

'But they give you a dilator as part of the healing process, which you have to keep in for extended periods of time to stretch the vaginal opening.

'It felt like a knife. It was the most painful thing I had ever experienced.'

In the late Eighties Ms Lepore moved from Cedar Grove, New Jersey, where she grew up, to New York.

She left behind her father, an Italian-American chemical engineer, and her mother, a German-American housewife who was schizophrenic and spent much time in mental institutions.

Although both found it difficult to accept their daughter's transgender identity at first - refusing to take her to ballet lessons and stopping her from growing her hair long - they eventually supported her transition.

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