Former Big Brother contestant Rodrigo Lopes has confirmed her transition to Rebekah Shelton after undergoing a sex change.
The Brazilian student, who came fifth on series 10 of the Channel 4 show in 2009, also boasted about her 'beautiful' body changes following gender reassignment surgery.
The reality TV star, who divides her time between Leeds and Brazil, shared her happy news on Twitter.
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Happy and proud: Rebekah Shelton has announced she has completed gender reassignment surgery and successfully transitioned from Rodrigo Lopes
Speaking about her surgery, the blonde beauty told her fans: 'I've had my sex change in Rio with Dr Marcio Littleton.'
She then went on to speak in detail about her new female organ.
The 28-year-old, who hit the headlines for an on/off relationship with co-star Charlie Drummond in the Big Brother house, started living as a woman in 2012.
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He began by dressing up in heels on nights' out and wearing friends' clothes and was advised to live as a woman for a year before making a decision about surgery.
And in an old interview, he described Rebekah as a 'very modern woman'.
'She likes to pay her own way and not have doors opened for her.
Remembering Rodrigo: Rebekah shot to fame in 2009 when she entered the Big Brother house as Rodrigo Lopes
'She’s flirty, but would never go home with someone on the first date.
'She’s very short-tempered, too! She’s much madder than I could ever be – once, she tried to take her high heel and throw it in a man’s face.'
Rebekah chose her new moniker because she 'loves' the name.
And she revealed she chose Shelton for a surname because it was the last name of the English family she first lived with, when she moved over to England from Brazil.
Finale night: Brazilian student Rodrigo Lopes came fifth in the tenth series of the reality show Big Brother
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