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Posted: Thursday, December 6, 2012 4:45 pm

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Walking the catwalk in a Brazilian bikini is a nerve-racking experience for even the most seasoned of models, but for Felipa Tavares it's nothing short of terrifying.

The 6-foot-tall Tavares is among Brazil's small but growing ranks of transgender models - leggy, high-cheekboned sirens who were born men and are causing a splash here as well as in Paris and other international fashion capitals.

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