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A 2011 decision by the nation's high court to recognize same-sex civil unions was hailed as a watershed, although it stopped short of legalizing gay marriage.

I never played football and I just wanted to hang around with the girls, playing dolls or dress-up," said Tavares, who goes by the feminized version of her birth name, Felipe.

Despite its international reputation as a haven for transgender people, 114 trans people have been killed in Brazil this year to date.

But growing up a boy in the interior of Minas Gerais state, far from Brazil's glitzy coastal metropolises of Rio and Sao Paulo, it always felt like something of a pipe dream, said the model.

"As a kid, I remember being so uncomfortable in the boys' clothes my parents dressed me in.

In some ways, the trans-models have a proverbial leg up on their female colleagues, Mattos said.

Unlike even the thinnest of women, who often fight cellulite and stretch marks, the trans-models have long, sinewy limbs unscarred by such typically female afflictions.

Once they've lasered away facial or body hair, they can sometimes look more feminine even than models who were born female.

With her sharp features and lanky silhouette, 26-year-old Tavares said she'd always harbored vague dreams of becoming a model.

Shyne Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 15-Jun-17 Tortured Julhão Petruk Fortaleza, Brazil 15-Jun-17 Shot multiple times Name unknown Caraguatatuba, Brazil 16-Jun-17 Stabbed Bárbara Maceió, Brazil 18-Jun-17 Struck by a vehicle Name unknown Belo Horizonte, Brazil 19-Jun-17 Shot to death Camily Victoria Belo Horizonte, Brazil 22-Jun-17 Shot to death Denise Aracaju, Brazil 24-Jun-17 Shot to death C.

Barroso de Oliveira Ananindeua, Brazil 24-Jun-17 Shot to death Nicolly Santos Vitória de Santo Antão, Brazil 24-Jun-17 Stabbed multiple times Ney Oliveira Apuarema, Brazil 25-Jun-17 Stabbed to death Salomé Bracho São Luís do Curu, Brazil 25-Jun-17 Shot to death Tabata Brandão Rondonópolis, Brazil 25-Jun-17 Shot to death Carla Maceió, Brazil 28-Jun-17 Stabbed to death Lola Sorriso, Brazil 2-Jul-17 Cause not reported Rayane Fortaleza, Brazil 2-Jul-17 Shot Larissa Fortaleza, Brazil 2-Jul-17 Multiple gunshot wounds Vicky Spears Diadema, Brazil 3-Jul-17 Shot Anna Sophia João Pessoa, Brazil 8-Jul-17 Shot in the head Bruna dos Santos Pelotas, Brazil 9-Jul-17 Beaten and shot Cauã Porto Alegre, Brazil 9-Jul-17 Shot Thalia Rio Verde, Brazil 14-Jul-17 Shot Sophia Campo Mourão, Brazil 17-Jul-17 Stabbed to death Michele Caxias, Brazil 17-Jul-17 Shot Leona Albuquerque Salvador, Brazil 17-Jul-17 Shot multiple times Camila Guedes Monte Mor, Brazil 20-Jul-17 Stabbed Gil Pereia da Costa Rio Branco, Brazil 20-Jul-17 Shot twice Gabriela Sousa Maracanaú, Brazil 21-Jul-17 Shot E. da Silva Maceio, Brazil 21-Jul-17 Shot Name unknown Belo Horizonte, Brazil 22-Jul-17 Stabbed to death Natalia Pimentel Várzea Grande, Brazil 25-Jul-17 run over multiple times Aurinete Patos do Piauí, Brazil 31-Jul-17 Stabbed Name unknown João Pessoa, Brazil 1-Aug-17 Dragged and shot in the head. Campinas, Brazil 24-Sep-17 Stabbed to death Pâmela Moreilândia, Brazil 25-Sep-17 Shot and beaten Danhy Zn Leme, Brazil 25-Sep-17 Not specified Rayssa Uberaba, Brazil 26-Sep-17 Shot twice Lu Brasil Altamira, Brazil 26-Sep-17 Cut and strangled Renatha Lemos Nova Mamoré, Brazil 30-Sep-17 Burned Natália Fortaleza, Brazil 30-Sep-17 Shot Canada Alejandro Polanco Botero Risaralda, Colombia 30-Nov-16 Shot four times in the head Vikichy Cali, Colombia 20-Jan-17 Stabbed in the chin and stomach Silvana Fabian Pineda La Dorada, Colombia 28-Jan-17 Multiple gunshot wounds Angelo Ramos Garzon, Colombia 9-Feb-17 Not reported Name unknown Chaparral, Colombia 16-Feb-17 Beaten, and was violently sexually assaulted prior to death C.

But today's trans-model trend exploded with Lea T., a 5-foot-11 stunner who catapulted to international stardom in 2010 as the muse of coveted Paris couture label Givenchy.