“Sometimes you have to listen to your life’s calling, even if it means stepping out of your comfort zone.”
Brace yourself, America! There are transformations coming your way — male-to-female makeover transformations to be exact, courtesy of Amnesia Sparkles, the alter ego of artist, photographer and writer Adrian L. Acosta.
According to her bio, Amnesia became the first crossdresser on “American Idol” when she auditioned in 2002. The winner of the inaugural Miss Thang Beauty Pageant, she is also the creator of GenderFun.com, a website focusing on gender and sexuality, and has launched a business to perform “male-to-female makeover transformations on men who enjoy being transformed into women.”
Amnesia has carried out these transformations, which include a full makeover involving makeup, wigs and clothing and a photo shoot, in her Brooklyn, New York studio since 2013 but now she wants to reach men in other cities.
“We’ve been helping girls in the New York City area explore their gender identity through the art of makeup and photography for the past three years,” Amnesia wrote on the GoFundMe page that she launched in hopes of funding her trip. “This can be a scary endeavor for many individuals, especially in a society that tells boys to ‘MAN UP’… It’s my dream to travel all around the United States giving MTF transformations to girls who simply can’t afford a trip to the Big Apple, but have always dreamed of someone dolling them up.”
(In the clip below, Amnesia Sparkles takes “American Idol” by storm)