The people you see in this issue illustrate trans life in their corner of the world, and help show us the true meaning of beauty, international or otherwise. Our two part interviews cover both the cultural heritage and personal beliefs of these brave individuals, and inspire greater understanding of transgender experiences around the world.
Nikki Montero, Chile
Part one of this interview can be found in Transformation 96: The International Issue
What do you like to do in your free time? I like to listen to music and watch live concerts, rock mostly but these days also music like Taylor Swift, I like to go out and party with my tranny girlfriends.
Do you have any fantasies? Oh yes, public sex is my fantasy, very difficult to realize but not impossible.
What are you the most proud of so far in your life? What are you working towards now? I am proud of make a career with porn, something not very common is this catholic country. I am working in doing more porn now always improving quality and more hardcore every time.
Describe the 2-3 events that most shaped your life. When I was robbed, I guess God works in mysterious ways. Also when I visited Thailand, the people there, I did my prayers to Buddha.
What are some hot topics in your area? The beach and the snow I guess, both near the city in opposite directions.
What is the best advice you’ve ever received? Best gift? Best advice, when something really bad happened, “what just happened, is already a part of the past, we need to worry about the future”.
Best gift, a ticket to see perform Motley Crue in London.
What gets you riled up enough to lose your temper? Late/delayed people.
You would never catch me wearing _____ A hipster hat.
Who do you most admire? Pythagoras, the cosine theorem is something that can blow your mind. It will be there, and not out-dated, for the next 2000 years.
Are there any memorable characters who had an impact on your life? God and Satan.
Fitness/beauty/cooking/etc. is very important to you. What are some of your top tips? Fitness yes, beauty yes, cooking no I don’t cook I am sorry. My top tips are to eat a lot of fish is the most healthy meat with a lot of proteins, and to jog often. I prefer being outdoors and not inside a locked gym.
What has acceptance come to mean to you? It means I can wear heels. Non-acceptance means to wear sneakers and always be on guard in case someone wants to kick your ass.