In this Dec. 4, 2012 photo, Brazilian transgender model Felipa Tavares is photographed by fashion photographer Emerson Muniz during a photo session in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 6-foo

 

              In this Dec. 4, 2012 photo, Brazilian transgender model Felipa Tavares is photographed by fashion photographer Emerson Muniz during a photo session in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The 6-foo
In this Dec. 4, 2012 photo, Brazilian transgender model Felipa Tavares is photographed by fashion photographer Emerson Muniz during a photo session in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 6-foot-tall Tavares is among Brazil's small but growing ranks of transgender models _ leggy, high-cheekboned sirens who were born men and are causing a splash here as well as in Paris and other international fashion capitals. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)