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Wentworth Star Reveals She Was Actually Born A Boy

If you’re a BIG Wentworth fan, no doubt you’ll know about new inmate, Dana Malouf, played by Daniielle Alexis.

The beauty has left quite a mark on the Aussie prison drama, and this morning opened up about something very personal to her, something many people may not have known.

She was in fact, born a boy.

"I have lived in silence for over 12 years — Not pretending to be somebody else — but frightened to come out with the whole truth.

"I have lived two lives as two people and lived a journey that not many people would understand,” she wrote in the post.

Good morning! WOW let me first off start by saying if I could ask for everyone I know and don't know to read this post as I have something very special and important to say. I have lived in silence for over 12 years - Not prentending to be somebody else - but frieghtened to come out with the whole truth. I have lived two lives as two people and lived a journey that not many people would understand. Over a year ago I decided to myself that I would have the courage to not only stand up for my LGBT community and transgender rights, but that I would follow my dream to be an actress and know that, to do that, my past would come out in the media. I sat down with Women's Day and reporter Natalee Fuhrmann and poured my heart and soul out to her and as a result of this my EXCLUSIVE LIFE STORY is now available in Australia's number one magazine. I am now officially AUSTRALIAS FIRST EVER TRANSGENDER ACTESS and so proud of my title I pray you all read and also buy the magazine for the full story and also ask you to please read without judgment and seek for love and kindness in your heart. All I have wanted is acceptance and love and whilst I am ready for the haters I've already got the biggest team of lovers behind me. So thank you. I love you and and most of all I love ME ❤ ps thank u to Fremantle Media for believing in me (I'm not a star) but I will be one day :) https://l.instagram.com/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nowtolove.com.au%2Fcelebrity%2Fceleb-news%2Fwentworth-star-daniielle-alexis-was-born-a-boy-37593&e=ATPIf_GiyoLkKTLJe-x813IA53_LD2EaLhyg6UUPfajGRMASjm71d_Ap_J86jO3YOhz2oA #transisbeautiful #womensday #trasngender #love #acceptance #pride #lgbt #wentworth #fremantlemedia #trans #perth #australia #comingout @womens_day Photographer: @francesandrijich MUA: @yvettegraymakeup accessories @kyliesklosetperth PLS REPOST TO SPREAD THE LOVE

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“Over a year ago I decided to myself that I would have the courage to not only stand up for my LGBT community and transgender rights, but that I would follow my dream to be an actress and know that, to do that, my past would come out in the media.”

She opened up to Woman’s Day about her transition.

“My original name was Shayne and I was born a boy — and I can finally say that name and feel safe that I’m not about to get teased,” she told Woman’s Day.

“Mum understood and never tried to change me. I grew my hair, wore colourful clothing, collected My Little Ponies and was dancing and performing from when I was four.

“Dad, however, never supported my feminine pursuits, and when he bought me a yellow boy’s mountain bike for my fifth birthday, I bawled my eyes out, wondering why I was being punished.”

Omg this made me laugh LOL😂👑 @tessmakeuphair #wentworth

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“(Dad) got annoyed and thought I was ungrateful, but it was his way of trying to get me thinking like a boy,” she told the glossy mag.

“When I dressed as a girl and wore makeup, I knew it needed to happen behind closed doors.”

Alexis also revealed that when she was in year seven, she “felt different from her peers.”

“His hair was long, he used the disabled bathrooms and he always sat down on the toilet,” the magazine reported.

Alexis also revealed she was proud to be Australia’s first transgender actress.

“Also (I) ask you to please read without judgment and seek for love and kindness in your heart,” she wrote on Instagram.

“All I have wanted is acceptance and love and whilst I am ready for the haters I’ve already got the biggest team of lovers behind me.

“So thank you. I love you and most of all I love ME.”

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