Trans model told to go to hell defies trolls by embracing skin shes in

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An successful model has shared her advice for others who are dealing with trolls.

Talulah-Eve, from London, is a black TV personality, influencer and the first-ever transgender contestant on Britain's Next Top Model as well as the first transgender lingerie model for Ann Summers.

The 27-year-old has shared her advice for those questioning their gender identity – and the questions you shouldn't ask transgender people.

Speaking exclusively to Daily Star she said: “The worst question that people ask is ‘What was your name before?’ which is just so rude, you can't ask people that.

“It’s incredibly disrespectful and it treats people like they’re some kind of novelty. No, I'm a person, this is my life.”

Talulah-Eve revealed she used to be asked about what surgeries she had and would be asked inappropriate questions about her genitalia.

Thankfully as people have educated themselves more, this question is becoming less and less common.

“I think people are starting to realise that it's a very rude and personal question to ask but I used to get asked it all the time,” she shared.

“People would determine whether they wanted to talk to me based on what work I had done. But why should that define anyone?”

When Talulah-Eve first started transitioning, she used to get a lot of online hate.

A meme page with 500,000 followers on Instagram and 800,000 on Facebook created a meme about her.

It suddenly went viral and received approximately 300,000 comments from complete strangers.

“You best believe every single comment was hateful. [A lot of them] were death threats, with people saying that they wanted to kill me and that I should go to hell," she revealed.

“I remember I had just started my transition as well. I was like, ‘Is this what I've got to brace myself for?’. It was so traumatic.

“I had to turn my phone off because it was going off constantly. People were sending me horrible messages; I’ll always remember that."

If Talulah-Eve could speak to a troll right now, she would ask that they think before they speak and think twice about how they treat people.

The brunette beauty added: “Imagine that that was your brother or your sister that was being treated like that. How would you feel about that?”

Now any hate Talulah-Eve receives is like water off a duck's back.

The model said that often those who send nasty messages are going through something behind the screen.

She added: “They want to project that hate and turmoil onto somebody else and I think it's important for victims of trolls to remember that it has nothing to do with them.

“Trolls are looking for a target to try and make somebody else feel the pain that they're feeling.”

As for the model's advice for those who are coming to terms with their own gender identity?

“Remember that you are beautiful inside and out and embrace the journey,” she said.

“Block out all of the negativity because it can a cruel world sometimes. You have to be open to the fact that people aren't always going to be nice, but you can always be nice to yourself and that's the only thing that really matters.

“You're not responsible or have any control over how other people treat you. But you have all the control and power over how you treat yourself.”

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