Being transgender is difficult to deal with. Some people hide their desire to change sex for years while experiencing inner turmoil. Fulvia Pellegrino, for one, had to live through the confusion of dealing with her feelings and hiding her desire to be the opposite sex. Since she came out, she has spent a small fortune ($76,000 US dollars) trying to gain the body she believes she should have.
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Pellegrino is now 56 years old and has undergone many cosmetic procedures to achieve her current look. She’s had more than 150 lip and cheekbone fillers, two rounds of liposuction, and four breast implants.
Her birth name is Fulvio, and throughout her many drastic body changes, her wife, Marisa, has given her full support. In addition to the many facial procedures, she has spent over $13,000 to change the bottom half of her body.
Marisa has loyally stood by her husband and says that they are more like sisters than a married couple.
“I am not happy with my ‘perfect’ body, because it is not perfect. Perfection is something else,” Pelligrino says.
Her desire to change gender has been something she has thought of since she was 15 years old. She had to wait for many years to come out because her family is strictly religious.
She claims that her family were too narrow-minded to accept her desire, so she simply hid her true self.
So Pellegrino went on to live as a man and even married Marisa 32 years ago.
Soon after their wedding, Fulvia began cross-dressing in their garage and started visiting gay clubs. She felt trapped in her body. To deal with her emotions, she would put on makeup and dress as a woman privately. It was something she was ashamed of.
She ended up trying to make her public self ultra-masculine by buying guns and owning luxury cars.