Model Comes Out As TRANSGENDER

(Photo: Nathan Westling)

Model Nathan Westling, formerly known as Natalie, has come out as transgender, reports Page Six.

The flame-haired Fashion Week fixture, who’s hit the runway for designers including Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton and fronted campaigns for the likes of Chanel and Miu Miurevealed to CNN Style that he began taking testosterone approximately six months ago, and plans to get top surgery and return to fashion in the future.

“It wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows in the beginning. My first two months of the transition were tough, and it wasn’t until I started to see physical changes that aligned with … my mental state that I finally woke up and (started) living,” Westling, 22, told the outlet. “I’m happy. I can’t even imagine going back to how I was before because it’s just darkness.”