NSFW: An Exclusive Excerpt from Amanda Lepore's Memoir about Hooking Up with David LaChapelle
Amanda Lepore, Confessions of a Living Doll | Observer
By Sadie Whitelocks. One of the most famous transsexual fixtures on the New York party scene has opened about the plastic surgery that's behind her larger-than-life look. Amanda Lepore, 46, reveals in a first person piece for Into The Gloss that after having a sex change at the age of 19 she went about getting three breast augmentations, buttock implants and even had her bottom ribs broken she she could achieve a smaller waist. They break the floating rib in the back and push it in, so there's no scar.
Amanda Lepore, a Fixture of New York's Nightlife Scene for Decades, Finally Bares It All
In the opening line of her new book, Doll Parts , Amanda Lepore introduces herself as "the most expensive body on Earth. But by the end of the book, readers learn that Amanda Lepore is so much more than just an expensive body; rather, she's the embodiment of a life much lived. Of course, she is unmistakeable, but I've also seen her adopt into her nightlife crew both my childhood neighbor, Kyle Farmery, and my high school best friend. Over the years on Facebook, I've watched the two of them blossom into the stunning, bold, and confident people I always knew them to be despite a mainstream culture that didn't until recently tolerate let alone celebrate them.
WE doubt anyone knew where to look when Amanda Lepore hit the club. The former Playboy bunny made quite the entrance to New York's Up and Down nightclub when she rocked up in totally sheer dress over her bondage-inspired lingerie. The pin-up model donned a tiny black corset, nude fishnets, long gloves and an exceedingly low cut frock, serving equal parts Marilyn Monroe and Fifty Shades of Grey. Suffice to say the gown's coverage was, ahem, minimal, letting the star's famous boobs take centre stage. The burlesque icon accessorised with strappy gold stilettos and a matching clutch, a yellow fur stole, and huge earrings that channeled just the right among of Pat Butcher.