Jessica Alves has marked Transgender Day of Visibility with a touching Instagram post, telling fans she is finally ‘the woman I was meant to be at birth’.
The social media star, 37, celebrated the day with a gorgeous photo of herself alongside a heart-shaped red balloon, also posting a lengthy caption that drew attention to the fact ‘a lot of people around the world who are transgender are still facing discrimination’.
Jessica wrote: ‘Happy Transgender day of Visibility to all my sisters and brothers around the world!
Heartfelt: Jessica Alves, 37, has marked Transgender Day of Visibility with a touching Instagram post, telling fans she is finally ‘the woman I was meant to be at birth’
‘Today I celebrate #internationaltransgenderdayofvisibility with pride to be able to be free and to be the woman that I was meant to be at birth, I feel very blessed today and my heart full of joy, I feel free, calm, serene everything now makes sense to me and I couldn’t be any happier.’
She added: ‘It is never too late to find comfort and happiness inside ourselves. There is no right age to transition but the right time in life to do so.’
Jessica then highlighted the transgender community’s ongoing struggles, poignantly penning: ‘I understand that a lot of people around the world who are #transgender are still facing discrimination due to religious or social issues, prejudice, racism, bullying, people who needs the right medical support and don’t get it.
‘People who needs to do sex work as there is no other option of income due to lack of equal opportunities.’
The media personality signed off her post by sending her social media followers her love and urging them to ‘pray for a better world’.
‘My love and my prayers goes to them brothers and sisters!’ she continued.
‘Let’s pray for a better world where we are all equal human beings and accepted for what we are that we don’t have to conform with society’s old fashioned rules to be part of society, loved, respected and accepted.’
Important: Jessica celebrated the day a lengthy caption that drew attention to the fact ‘a lot of people around the world who are transgender are still facing discrimination’
Jessica’s touching post comes weeks after she revealed to MailOnline that she was inundated with offers of cash from men after she shared a nude snap to her Instagram Stories.
However, the former Celebrity Big Brother star insisted she would never ‘sell her body’ and is ‘looking for love’.
She said: ‘I took that photo down because a lot of men sent me messages and I don’t know how to handle it. Some even offer me money to break my virginity.
‘One man offered me £15,000! I would never sell my body, I am looking for love and not for money.’
In the snap, Jessica displayed her jaw-dropping figure as she struck a pose in the mirror from her room in Bangkok, where she stayed following her sex reassignment surgery.
Jessica, previously known as the Human Ken Doll, protected her modesty with fire emojis over her chest.
The star let her platinum blonde locks fall loose down, over her shoulders as she posed barefoot in the now deleted photo.
Jessica previously told MailOnline she avoided relationships with gay men while she was a man and that she hopes to lose her ‘virginity’ to someone ‘special’ now that she has transitioned into a woman.
She explained: ‘I have never had a relationship with a gay man because my brain has always been female. I remember when I was growing up I used to wear my mothers clothing and dance around the house and that was when I was happy.
Shocking: Earlier this month, Jessica claimed she had been offered up to £15,000 by men eager to take her virginity after she shared this nude snap to her Instagram Stories
‘The issue is that I don’t have anyone on my radar yet. I want that day to be magical and special even, so if I have to wait longer for it I will do so until the right man for my me comes along.’
Elsewhere, Jessica gushed that she was delighted with the results of her gender reassignment following the Penile-Peritoneal Vaginoplasty.
Speaking on a recent episode of This Morning, she explained: ‘The aesthetics of my vagina is exactly the same as a biological vagina, I look at it all the time.
‘In three months time, it will behave like a biological vagina. It’s elastic, it self-lubricates.’
Jessica almost became emotional during the interview as she told how her life can finally begin after her surgery.
Change: Jessica recently gushed that she was delighted with the results of her gender reassignment following a Penile-Peritoneal Vaginoplasty on This Morning
She said: ‘I promised myself I was not going to cry. My life will start now. I’m going to continue doing television shows. I’ve done more than 400 television shows as a man and will continue as a woman.’
Jessica underwent the procedure on February 17 and said she is recovering well and feeling comfortable.
She told MailOnline that her family have been incredibly supportive of her decision to get surgery – which cost her £13,700.
But she admits that not everyone has been so accepting of her decision.
‘I lost most of the people that I assumed were my friends. They could not cope with the changes,’ she regretfully revealed.
‘2020 was a very lonely year with COVID restrictions – but I was able to have my feminisation surgeries and do my hormone therapy all privately as the waiting list on the NHS to have the first assessment is three years so I could not rely on it.’
New chapter: She told MailOnline that her family have been incredibly supportive of her decision to get surgery – which cost her £13,700