Former â€œX Factorâ€ contestant Trevi Moran has come out as a transgender woman.
Moran, who has 1.43 million subscribers on YouTube, posted a short video to site today titled â€œComing Out. I Am Female.â€ In the video, she detailed her journey thus far and announced a docuseries about her transition.
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â€œHi. My name is Trevi Moran. I am a transgender female,â€ Moran said in the video. â€œItâ€™s a good start. I canâ€™t believe I just said that out loud.â€
â€œI hit a rock in my journey in 2017 when I thought I wasnâ€™t transgender because I thought that people were pushing me to be transgender. No, I just had a lot of demons back then,â€ Moran said. â€œA lot of eating disorder stuff, self-confidence issues. It wasnâ€™t the time for me to come out back then.â€
Moran has been documenting her transition, with plans to release the footage as a docuseries called â€œTrevi: The Transition.â€ A preview of the series is also included in her coming out video.
â€œI am two months in on hormones. My brain is just everywhere,â€ Moran said. â€œI am so hormonal, I mean my ass is getting fat as fâ€”. And Iâ€™m growing breasts, and it hurts. Iâ€™m going through a lot right now, all because I just want to be me.â€
Moran first garnered attention at age 13 as a contestant on â€œThe X Factorâ€ in 2012. She then turned to YouTube, growing her platform as part of the collaborative channel â€œOur 2nd Lifeâ€ and releasing original music. In the past year, Moran has also posted vulnerable videos about her experience in rehab for alcoholism and her subsequent relapse.
Moran ended the video on a note of encouragement to her followers: â€œIf youâ€™re ever lost, just donâ€™t go out, go in. Go in and find yourself because going out and distracting yourself defeats the purpose.â€
Watch the full video below.
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