10-year-old transgender model Noella McMarr is already a NYFW runway veteran
The 10-year-old transgender girl from Chicago is already a runway veteran when she hits the catwalk at New York Fashion Week next month, and is set to walk in Paris next year.
Noella McMaher, who identifies as both her parents are transgender, debuted at New York Fashion Week in February, becoming one of Trans Clothing Company’s transgender and non-binary models. She was the youngest person ever to attend the event.
Noela has an active social media presence, and her home life appears to be thriving with her parents Dee McMarr, 35, and Ray McMarr, 32.
“Noela’s first show was at Chicago Fashion Week when she was seven years old,” her parent Dee told Forbes earlier this year. “A transgender teenager told her about an open audition and she watched a YouTube video to prepare. I’ve been to two weeks and also some small shows.”
Dee told Metro UK earlier this year, “Noella refuses to wear boys’ clothes and will throw a tantrum.
“She hated anything masculine and we should have known that sooner, so we took her to a sex clinic,” she added. blossomed and finally allowed her to be herself.”
For those who ask how their child knows they’re transgender at age 10, Dee said she has an answer ready.
“At 2, she started telling us she wasn’t a boy. She transitioned socially at 4.5 and legally at 7.”
“My spouse and I are also transgender,” added Dee. “Noella transitioned much earlier than we did. She’s the most confident person I know. She always says she wants to be like her when she grows up.”
In 2019, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker said the billionaire’s family was one of the largest donors to the transgender cause in the world, with the goal of promoting the rights of LGBTQ students in schools. signed an executive order. Noella, wearing a pink tutu and a large ribbon tied in her hair, and her T-her shirt that says “This is what a transgender looks like” is her one of the people posing by his side. was a person
Noella and her brother Levi (whom parents say are boys and want to stay boys) were born to Chicago-area scientist Dee and Dee’s then-husband Timothy McCord. .
McCord told the Post that she has no problem with Noella coming out as transgender, but is a little concerned that her life as a model has become too public. Dee has said that Noella will likely have gender reassignment surgery when she turns 16, and McCord says she’s not quite sure what to do about it.
“I can’t comment on that,” he said. “She is no longer my child.”
Dee and McCord separated a few years ago and eventually divorced in 2019, although McCord initially saw his children regularly.
He said an incident in 2016 in which Noella grabbed her arm after she had a temper tantrum shattered the family forever and he has not seen his children since. , was told Noella had a sprain and needed a break with the kids,” he said. “Then she called back and said Noella’s arm was broken. I think we need a lawyer.”
McCord said a legal nightmare ensued that ended in him being arrested and spending several nights in Chicago’s Cook County Jail. said he had made the decision to plead guilty to endangering the child of
He tried to resume visitation with the children, but said it was impossible.
“I tried to get back into their lives, but it ended up being too controversial and stressful for everyone,” he said. Although he said he did not believe he was guilty of being accused, he decided to formally adopt the children to Dee and her partner, waiving all rights to them.
“I was given the opportunity to step back and let Dee’s partner handle the adoption.
McCord said he would open up when he tried to reach out to him when the kids were older.
“I’m here if you have any questions,” he said. “It’s not hard to find me.”
Noella’s parents and their representatives have not responded to numerous emails and phone calls from The Post.