America' s Next Top Model contestant, Isis by Jim De Yonker/The CW
The new season of America's Next Top Model will include Isis, the show's first transgender contestant.

"My cards were dealt differently," Isis, 22, told Us. The aspiring model is from Prince George's County, Maryland, and describes herself as "a woman born physically male."

Her turn as the show's first transgender contestant, though, isn't why she's getting on the Top Model runway. "I like to help people, but I'm here to follow my dreams," she said.

Yet, GLAAD leadership is still applauding her addition to this year's group of models wannabes. "We applaud Tyra Banks and The CW for making this historic visibility of transgender people possible," president Neil Giuliano said.

Will the addition of Isis change the game for transgender models on - and off the show? - Anna Dimond