Life Ball 2014 red carpet 075 Amanda Lepore. American transgender model, celebutante, singer, and performance artist. Modeling Mardi Gras with the kids, born in 1967, grew up in the Essex County community of Cedar Grove, New Jersey. Lepore later wrote: “Ever since I can first remember, I knew I was a girl.
I couldn’t understand why my parents were dressing me up in boys clothing. At the age of 17, and through a legal loophole, Lepore married a male bookstore owner. She was Chief of Parade at the 2010 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in Australia. On April 18, 2017, after having it announced for more than a year, Lepore launched her autobiographical book, “Doll parts”.
It was co-written with Thomas Flannery Jr. Her first single, “Deeper,” is a 2003 trance dance song written by Wigstock drag queen Lady Bunny. In 2005, Lepore released her first album, Introducing Amanda Lepore, which contains “Champagne” and “My Hair Looks Fierce”. In 2007, she released two remix albums, Fierce Pussy and My Pussy E. Lepore also sings the main title for Another Gay Movie, “I Know What Boys Like”. Lepore was a part of True Colors Tour 2007, a 15-city North American benefit tour sponsored by the Logo channel, hosted by comedian Margaret Cho and headlined by Cyndi Lauper.
Her debut full-length album IAmanda Lepore was released in 2011 on Peace Bisquit. In 2014, Lepore was featured on drag performer Sharon Needles’ single, “I Wish I Were Amanda Lepore”, and she guest starred in the music video for the track, depicting Needles as a fan obsessed with getting plastic surgery to look like her. In 2015, she colaborated with Alek Sandar in his song P. On July 31, 2015, she published the remix album I Amanda Lepore – Make over sessions.