Richard Jackson’s amazing real life story about how he is about to have a sex change to look like Jordan, was wanted by many newspapers and magazines last week. But, after some negotiation Richard, who recently changed his name to Cindy – and I chose to go with the Sunday Mirror. On Friday Richard, who lives in Leeds, got up early for a photoshoot in London complete with a top photographer, stylist and designer clothes for the double page spread, which appeared in yesterday’s Sunday paper.
Richard said: “The photoshoot was amazing and made me realise once my boob job and sex change is complete, I definitely want to be a glamour model. I thought the story in the paper Alison wrote was great. It looked great in the Sunday Mirror and so glad it went over two pages!”
Richard, 18, is supported in his quest to change his sex by mum Donna, a primary school cook. He tells me he has known he was a boy trapped in a woman’s body since he was just three. Then he even took a handbag to nursery. At the age of 12, he grew his hair long and began wearing make up. He has gone through hell with teasing but is now on the waiting list for transgender surgery. Within a year he hopes to become a full woman.
Richard’s story has already been sold to a top women’s magazine when readers can learn more of his extraordinary lifestyle.
Meanwhile if you are thinking as Richard did, “how do I sell my story” then do what he did. Fill in my sell your story form here.