Top fashion model Hanne Gaby Odiele has shared that she is intersex and hopes that by speaking out about her own experiences she can increase awareness of issues affecting intersex people. The Belgian model has starred in advertising campaigns for Dior, Alexander Wang, Mulberry and Balenciaga and is one of the world’s top runway models. Odiele lives in the Chinatown area of New York and is married to model John Swiatek. The 29-year-old was born with internal testes and without a uterus or ovaries due to a condition called androgen insensitivity syndrome. People with AIS are genetically male, but the external appearance of their genitals may be female or somewhere between male and female.
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