|Died|| 5 February 2019 (aged 38) |
|Other names||Victoria, Miriam Rivera, Miriam Xtravaganza, Miriam, Miriam D'Abo|
|Occupation||Model, actress, reality television personality|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight||121 lb (55 kg)|
Miriam Rivera (1981 – 5 February 2019), known by the mononym Miriam, was a Mexican transgender model who appeared on the reality television shows There's Something About Miriam and Big Brother Australia 2004 . She became recognized as the first openly-trans reality-television star.Miriam also modelled and using the name Victoria, performed in pornography. She was found dead in February 2019 at her apartment in Mexico.
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Miriam, who was born male, was born in 1981 in Mexico and desired a sex change to female at the age of four. She said that while her three brothers liked baseball, she preferred Barbie dolls.Miriam said strangers assumed she was a girl:
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They used to come to my mother and say, "Oh you have a beautiful daughter", and my mother used to say "That's my son", and I used to get angry. And I have always been attracted to men. When I was 11, I met someone who's gay and start talking to me about hormones, which I got very interested in.
Miriam said she soon started taking hormones. She told reporters she came out after being suspended from school at age 12, and her family was supportive.
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In 1999, Miriam posed for a transgender website and performed under the name Victoria in pornographic videos produced by Androgeny Productions and released from 2000.
Remy Blumenfeld, first saw Miriam participating in a girl band after which he planned to star her in a TV show that was later released as There's Something About Miriam .She was filmed in Ibiza for There's Something About Miriam in 2003, but the show's airdate was delayed until out-of-court settlement of litigation by contestants in 2004. Originally aired in the United Kingdom on Sky1 in February 2004. Hosted by Tim Vincent, it featured six men wooing 21-year-old Mexican model Miriam without revealing that she was transgender until the final episode. Miriam enjoyed the attention she received following the show.
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She had stated she did not plan to have sex reassignment surgery, citing concerns about complications or loss of sensation."My mother always says to me, 'Why would you want to be half-and-half? Why don't you want to be a complete woman?' But I just love myself and I'm really enjoying my life."
The New York Post reported that Miriam was seriously injured in 2007 when she was thrown out of a third-story window at her home.Miriam later told reporters she fell out of a fourth-story window while trying to escape a burglar. In 2008, she was a special guest on Ewa Drzyzga's TVN show Rozmowy w toku in Poland. In more recent years, Miriam Rivera was active in Manhattan's ball culture.
Miriam was married to Daniel Cuervo, with whom she lived in New York City.She was found dead on 5 February 2019, in her apartment in Mexico. Her death was confirmed by her husband in a Facebook post and received news coverage six months later. While her death has been classified as suicide by hanging by the police, her husband believes she was murdered after he received a death threat from someone who told him to "never come back to Mexico" and not prepare her funeral.
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Miriam es mexicana y es de Hermosillo