Famous as the debut transgender champion of the United Kingdom version of Big Brother, this Portuguese-born television star also appeared in several other reality series, including Fool Around With... and Trust Me...I'm A Holiday Rep.
During her time on Big Brother 5, she hid from her fellow contestants the fact that she had undergone a gender reassignment procedure.
Her debut single, "A Little Bit of Action," rose to a Top 30 position on United Kingdom music charts.
She grew up as Jorge Leodoro in Ribeira Brava, Madeira, Portugal. In her late teens, she settled in Woking, England.
She and the rapper Coolio were housemates during the 2010 season of Ultimate Big Brother.