- Noella McMaher, 10, identified as transgender at ‘two-and-a-half, nearing three’
- Proud biological mother Dee, 35, now identifies as a ‘trans masculine male’
- She recently became youngest transgender model to walk runway in New York
- One Hollywood agent said she could make ‘a million or two in the next year’
Her parents say she was born with a ‘fierce and confident sense of identity’. And that self-assurance can clearly be seen on the catwalk, where ten-year-old Noella McMaher has become the world’s youngest transgender model.
Noella – who fashion insiders say could make her first million in the next year – first identified as transgender at ‘two-and-a-half nearing three’, according to her biological mother Dee, 35, who now identifies as a ‘trans masculine male’ and cites Noella as an inspiration.
In an exclusive interview with The Mail on Sunday, Dee said: ‘My spouse and I are both non-binary.
‘In terms of gender identity, Noella came out before either of us. She was born with a fierce and confident sense of identity.
‘It first started at two-and-a-half nearing three. Someone would say to her that she was a cute boy and she would snap back and exclaim, “I’m not a boy, I’m a girl!’’’
But this story of our times has sparked widespread concern. One campaigner described it as ‘abhorrent’ and suggested Noella’s mother was actively pushing her to become trans.
Noella ‘socially transitioned’ at four and the family changed her legal birth certificate from ‘boy’ to ‘girl’ when she was six.
She hit the headlines in America last week when she became the youngest transgender model to walk the runway at a fashion show in New York.
Now, she is being bombarded with modelling offers and will walk the catwalk at Paris fashion week this year.
A Hollywood agent said ‘Noella is a phenomenon. She’s only ten but represents so much in terms of where the world is now. We are seeing more transgender models and she’s the ultimate in terms of being a woke role model.
‘She is so confident for someone so young. She’s capable of making a million to two million dollars in the next year.’
But it emerged that Noella’s biological father has been airbrushed out of the media profiles published in the US last week.
Timothy McCord, a Chicago-based scientist, was so against her transition that he allegedly tried to force the child into boys’ pyjamas and fractured her arm.
He was visiting at the time – he and Dee were separated.
According to legal papers, McCord pleaded guilty to a child endangerment charge.
Last week, he said he had not seen Noella or his son Levi since, adding: ‘I tried to get back into their lives but it was too contentious and stressful for everyone.’
Dee, who has been married to Ray – a 32-year-old biological female who has also identified as transgender since 2019 – now has a baby who is being raised as non-binary.
Dee refers to the baby as ‘theybie’.
Sinead Watson, who changed gender from female to male at 23 and then changed her mind and ‘de-transitioned’ four years later, said: ‘We’re seeing more and more parents with Munchausen syndrome by proxy.
‘It’s not the kids who are trans, it’s the parents who want them to be trans.’