The Season 12 contestant opened up to Sean Daly at TheTVPage.com about her transition, saying, “I am not just crossdressing anymore. I am not this gay, feminine boy. I am actually now on hormone replacement therapy. I have been for a year and a half.”
Jaidah, 30, added, “I don’t even recognize the person that I used to be on ‘Idol.’”
The singer, who now works at a nightclub in Chicago, explained that she injects herself with hormones twice a week, but doesn’t have plans to undergo cosmetic surgery.
“If I had all the money in the world, I would definitely consider certain expensive surgeries that are available to us trans women who want to feminize ourselves a little more,” she said. “But when I look in the mirror, I see someone very, very feminine already. I translate well to a woman. I haven’t had any cosmetic procedures whatsoever.”
She continued, “I am good where I am at right now. Yes, I do get insecure. And yes, I do think about wanting to make an appointment with a cosmetic surgeon. But it is not going to happen unless I win the lottery. So it is not something I chose to focus on because it is not available to me right now.”
For more of Jaidah Christina’s interview, visit TheTVPage.com.