"I guess I came into this experience knowing that everybody would have different views about it. So, because of that, and because I wasn't going to let it affect me, I just stayed focused, and whatever happened, happened.... Looking at it now, and seeing the things that I didn't hear, that's the only thing [I didn't expect].... Right now it's just the finances that's holding me back. Like I told Tyra, if I could have [gender reassignment surgery] right now -- four years ago, I would have.... I think the scariest part of it was going in front of the panel...."
Prince Georges County fashion model, Isis, the first MTF transgender contestant to appear on "America's Next Top Model," speaking with WGN-TV of Chicago for her first live television interview. (WGN-TV)