Lea T., Transsexual Model, Sits Down With Oprah (VIDEO)

Transsexual model Lea T. sat down with Oprah for her show on Thursday, and fashion's rising star talked about her childhood, her newfound fame and the struggles she's dealt with in between. Lea said she believes in gender identity disorder and dispelled any rumors that her father, Brazilian soccer player Toninho Cerezo had disowned her -- in fact, after seeing her walk in Alexandre Herchcovitch's Fall/Winter 2011/2012 show at Sao Paulo Fashion Week last month, her dad said, "Now I can die happy."

Oprah also asked Lea how she hides her penis during photo shoots when she's scantily clad. Lea laughed and said that it's really uncomfortable. Duh, Oprah.

Check out part of their interview below, including some of Lea's childhood photos. Lea reveals to Oprah, "I was hoping I was gay. I was like, ok, I'm gay, because for my family it's less painful....I wish I could accept my body as a man....I would be a straight guy, having a girlfriend and a family, daughters, married, a normal life, but it's something in your brain."