I remember years ago reading somewhere that David Beckham apparently likes to wear Victoria’s panties. Celebrities know they’re in the lime light so if they said that openly, you can guess they’ve probably tried a whole lot of other things too. What I also remember in particular was that it didn’t seem to shock people and nobody talked about it again. It had no effect on his football stardom. That was also the first time I’d heard about men wearing women’s underwear for fun. Now David Beckham was a hero for your average guy being a football star and all that. This will have encouraged many to try or to just accept their own crossdressing with the thoughts that “if it’s ok for David Beckham, then it’s ok”.
Evan Rachel Wood
Actress Evan Rachel Wood has also been known to like men who have an openly feminine side. Among other things, she was quoted saying “I was always into very androgynous things. Guys, girls… I’m into androgyny in general.” and “If you’ve ever dated me, then you would have ended up wearing eyeliner at some point, all my boyfriends have.”
About her ex boyfriend, actor Jamie Bell, she said "He looked great in mascara".
I’m sure he did.
Lost star Evangeline Lilly has been quoted saying “I tend to like metrosexual men” and "I don't mind a man in high heels!". Further she says “I like men who have a little woman and a little man in there. I don't know if that's just because I'm a little man and a little woman. I don't mind getting my hands greasy fixing a car or tearing down a wall. So if he's willing to go shop for me and buy me new clothes...."
Her boyfriend at the time (don’t know about now), co-star Dominic Monaghan apparently also said that he likes wearing makeup, women’s clothes and high heels but added that he’s not gay.
I’ll let you decide for yourselves what these two might have gotten up to when they weren’t on the record.
Though I’m not a fan of her music, some of her songs oddly manage to work when in the background, Lady Gaga was quoted saying “"I like boys that look like girls. All my boyfriends look like Nikki Sixx - amazing."
“I am a huge fan of the transgender community. I am so not a proper, good female. I can’t dance in high heels and I’m just so not girly, but then I see these men with these banging bodies, dancing in heels, singing, and having so much fun with so much makeup on. That makes me honestly want to be a better woman. It is so fascinating that someone can commit their whole entire lifestyle to being such a fantastic woman when I’m such a bum about it.”
Apparently the crossdressing community has been quite upset by what she said but I can’t really understand why. Sure, she’s jealous and that’s a negative thing but can’t you see that what she’s saying is really a compliment?
In 2009, celebrity gossip media got hit with the news that Katie Price’s cage fighting lover Alex Reid was a crossdresser and that she stood fully behind him. According to a friend of hers interviewed by The Sun "she was quite shocked when Alex told her, but she is totally OK with it.” He has also shown himself in public all dressed up together with Katie as you can see here
In the next year they married and Katie Price was quoted saying about him “I wish I'd met Alex six years ago. He's perfect in every way.”
Meanwhile Alex Reid said about his crossdressing:
"I bet loads of people who slag me off are secretly harbouring some desire that they're too scared to admit or experience."
For all you lovely crossdressers out there, you can hope more celebrities come out openly about crossdressing and each and every time the crowd will shift a little towards accepting you. And this means more average men will be open about their crossdressing and more average women will want them for it. Remember, women mostly go for what other women go for (even I have some of that in me). And more people being open and accepting of crossdressers, again, means more celebrities will be too and eventually you get a critical mass of crossdressing supporters. When that happens, crossdressing will seem like everyone’s doing it or has at some stage. You will no longer have to sell yourself short and be ashamed of dressing in women’s clothes. You won’t have to hide that side of your personality anymore and you won’t have to feel rejected because of your crossdressing.
You can also help speed up the process by being more open yourself. No that doesn’t mean you have to come out about every detail, but you could just appear at the next costume party disguised as your true self.
This article is dedicated to Femboy21 and all the other crossdressers out there who feel hopeless about finding acceptance.
Also check out:
How To Tell Your Girlfriend that you crossdress
The Beauty of Crossdressing
The Feminization of Men
Top 10 Myths about Crossdressing
Try Dressing up as a woman
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