Alex Reid Recreates Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair Cover Shoot: ‘Call Me Roxanne’

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Alex Reid has recreated Caitlyn Jenner’s iconic Vanity Fair cover shoot, explaining that he identifies as “trans,” but does not think of himself as a ‘drag queen or a female impersonator’.

Taking inspiration from Caitlyn, Alex has posed in an identical corset with the words ‘Call Me Roxanne’.

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Alex spoke as Roxanne inside Star magazine, explaining he relates to Caitlyn and looks at her as a role model: “Ever since I was a child I’ve been happy to dress up and play different characters.”

Adding that he too is keen to speak on trans rights, he added: “Bruce was mocked because trans people are the last social taboo. We don’t have the same rights. Wow, I just said ‘we’. I guess I am. Why not be trans?

“I go to a cage fight and I get 99 per cent love, but one guy will say, ‘Where’s your dress, Roxy?’ They try to belittle me.”

He continued: “I believe in the strong defending the weak. I don’t want to change the world with a gun, but maybe I can change the world with a dress.”

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Alex, who is engaged to personal trainer Nikki Manashe, admitted he doesn’t like ‘labels’ when asked about his sexuality, explaining: “I believe we’re all souls. I could have been a woman. When the lights are off, we’re all souls.”

The cage fighter also spoke about ex-wife Katie Price in the interview, saying: “The pain and suffering she caused me and my family forced me to become a survivor.

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“It’s still painful sometimes. All I really want is to wave a white flag. I don’t want any nastiness.”

The full interview can be read in Star magazine, which is out now.

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