In an era of reality television, it isn’t surprising anymore when people, from different walks of life, take to the screen to bare all about themselves. Far from being criticized, they receive acclamations, ovations, and so much love for being true to themselves and living in the “reality of their dreams.” One of those who have chosen to live their life on our screens is Sidney Starr, the latest diva of the VH1 series, Love & Hip Hop: New York.
She debuted in the ninth season of the show and immediately made a statement in the heart of fans. It would be shocking if she didn’t, not with her over-the-top persona, drama-free approach to reality TV, twerks and funny IG videos. Starr first came to our awareness with her infamous twerk videos and songs on World Star Hip Hop.
One interesting fact about Sidney Starr is that she is a transgender and the first of her kind in hip hop. She would stop at nothing to reveal the beauty of trans to the world. More interesting fact about her as you read on.
Who Is Sidney Starr?
The transgender diva was given birth to in Chicago, Illinois on the 5th of February 1989 and was named Stephen Favors. Obviously, of American nationality given her birthplace, her ethnicity is however unknown. She was raised in Windy City and attended Bogan High School, graduating in 2003. Starr has also lived in Georgia but is now taking New York by storm.
She is an internet celebrity and reality TV star who is known for her honesty on social media and her twerking punches. She’s also a hip and go-go dancer, as well as a backup dancer. Although Starr has come a long way to where she is today, she still acknowledges that she has a long journey ahead of her.
She is an unapologetic trans
Sidney Starr was assigned male at birth but growing up, as early as the age of 5, she had this feeling that she is a girl trapped in the wrong body. However, she couldn’t do anything to help herself until she attained a teenager.
With that realization that she was a girl although with contradicting physical appearance, she got to work on her body once she came of age. She worked on her face, breasts, and back but decided to go for gender reassignment to become a complete woman at 23.
Following her transformation, Starr fully embraced her body and is completely smitten by her new physique. She is very open about her journey as a way to reveal the beauty of trannies to the world. She calls herself The Transgender Diva and is a strong advocate of body positivity.
While she recently debuted on LHHNW, she has had a presence on TV. Starr has starred in a number of TV shows including the hit VH1 show, Black Ink Crew: Chicago where she got her belly button pierced.
It will surmise to say that Sidney Starr lives for being on TV. She started as a twerker on WorldStar, then graduated to go-go and backup dancing. Then, she nursed the ambition to just a spot on a reality TV show as well as become a social media sensation. Starr has since filled her resume with a number of hit TV shows and a mammoth following.
She has featured in Lifetime’s Atlanta Plastic, E!’s Botched, and FOX’s Star. Others include Maury, Girlfriends, and Champagne and have also hosted Pride events.
Besides just appearing on television shows, Sidney Starr has stated her interest to own her own reality show. Of course, she has a lot more to let us in on her life and journey. While we wait for that to happen, she is not leaving us without actions. Starr still does her infamous twerk and is pursuing a music career while aspiring to be the first trans woman to make it in hip hop. She has released songs like errthang, I’m Here Now, and We Got It on her YouTube channel.
She tried to ruin someone’s reputation and career in the past
That someone is the Right Thurr rapper, Chingy. In 2010, Starr claimed the rapper knew she was a transgender but still went ahead to have a romantic relationship with her. He denied all along but unfortunately, the denial did nothing to stop the decline in his fame. They met two years earlier at a Ludacris concert show and took a picture together, in the manner of a fan and a star.
In 2012, the transgender diva claimed she made the plot of the whole drama up and that nothing as such ever happened between them. She came forward with the truth which entails that all she did and said was a ploy to take a shot at the limelight. Even though she got what she wanted at the time, after all, she made headlines which were good for her career, she said it was all a mistake, one she would readily amend if she could turn back the hands of time. Unfortunately, she couldn’t but offered an apology instead.
Sidney Starr has shared the spotlight with other celebrities
Height, Weight, Body Measurements
She reportedly spent $13,000 for her sex change surgery and $5,000 to get breast implants, besides other expenses she made to get her desired face and butt done. She loves to put herself out there at every opportunity and would go to any length to prove how special she is as a trans.
Her other body measurements are not given but she is 5 feet 5 inches tall with a body that weighs 57 kg.
Social Media Profile
Sidney has a presence on various social media platforms as well as commands a large following. She goes by the name of Sidney Starr Favors on Facebook and @sidneystarrbad on Instagram where she has over 212k followers. On her YouTube channel, she has garnered over 25K subscribers with more than 32k fans on Twitter.