Trans muse from Porto da Pedra spends R$200,000 on plastic surgery
Juliana Paes was the great inspiration for Isadora Marinho, from Alagoas. The actress, when she was drum queen of Grande Rio, in 2011 and 2012, made the young girl dream of one day being there like her, parading in Sapucaí.
Until that day arrived. At 31 years old, Isadora will fulfill her desire to parade in a samba school in Rio. She will be a muse full of representation of Porto da Pedra, which this year opens the Rio Carnival on Sunday (11), with the plot “Perpetual Lunar – The prophetic of popular knowledge”.
Isadora is trans and says she knocked on the school door asking to be a muse. She was welcomed with open arms by the management who only made one recommendation: the costume would be paid for by her. No problem.
The woman from Alagoas says that money has never been a problem since she separated two years ago from her Italian husband, with whom she lived in Italy. “I live on income. During my marriage I was economical and saved money thinking about tomorrow, which has arrived.”
From 2015 until last year, Isadora has had nine feminization plastic surgeries. The young woman had a breast implant, a nose change, an Adam’s apple shave, a frontoplasty on her forehead and a chin lift. She also had a hair implant, surgery on her vocal cords to give her a more feminine voice and a gluteal graft.
In total, he spent R$200,000. For her, the procedures didn’t stop there:
“My psychologist told me to stop. She said I was already beautiful and told me to live”, she remembers.
The costume, valued so far at R$20,000, is made by designer Roberto Santos, in São Paulo, and is called Ervas Medicinais. “It will be green, my lucky color, and I come to the ground in front of the Reliquary of Healing car. And I can tell you that it will be very small, with very few clothes,” he warns.
Isadora is the youngest of five siblings, but it was her mother, Valnea, 64, who supported her gender transition. At the age of 8, she asked for a doll for her birthday and received two Barbies, which the then boy hid when visitors arrived at her house.
To dedicate herself fully to Rio’s Carnival, Isadora has been living in Rio since October. She rented an apartment in Copacabana and visits the Porto da Pedra court, in São Gonçalo, Rio, almost daily.
“It will be difficult to hold back the emotion! My mother and brother will be there, watching the parade.”