NEWS: Female Model Elliott Sailors Finds Success as Male Model. Why?

Elliott Sailors

Elliott modelling as a female (l) and male (r). Pictures: Source: Instagram

ELLIOTT Sailors was a blond bombshell with the prestigious Ford modeling agency and had curves that graced Bacardi billboards around the world. Follow on Bloglovin

But when jobs dried up in an industry that considers 25 middle-aged, Sailors, 31, chopped off her blonde locks and reinvented herself – as a male model. Watch the video here.

Instead of pouting her full lips, Sailors now binds her breasts and accentuates her strong jaw line.

“I’m starting over to have a longer career,” Sailors told the New York Post. “Men don’t need to look as young as possible, so I have a lot of time.”

The former beauty-pageant contestant from Tucson, Ariz., who was given her mother’s maiden name, Elliott, confessed that male modeling seemed like a natural transition because “earlier on in my career, I would get frustrated because I thought I looked too masculine.

“I have a strong jaw, wide forehead, huge eyebrows. I thought I looked like a man wearing makeup.”

Sailors now shows up to casting calls in flannel shirts, ripped jeans, boots and biker jackets. She gets her hair buzzed at Decatur and Sons barber shop in Chelsea.


Elliott Sailors

Elliott Sailors. Picture: Source: Twitter


She says her husband, Adam Santos-Coy, is supportive – although she was a jaw-dropping blonde when he married her.

“He said he knew people would see me differently once I did it, but he didn’t realise how much people would see him differently,” she said, explaining that think that many think they’re a gay couple.

Confronting gender roles: Female-turned-male model Elliott Sailors with her husband Adam Santos-Coy at the Big Sur film premiere in New York on Monday night. Photo:

Sailors dresses like a man on most days because it’s easier than wearing makeup or heels.

And she says no one opens the door for her anymore:

“When I’m in an elevator, I notice that they let all of the girls go first – like, the real girls.”

Flashback: Ms Sailors and Mr Santos-Coy pictured together on their wedding day in 2011 . Photo:

All change: But in October 2012, she decided to cut off her hair, wrap her breasts and try her hand at modeling . Photo:

Photo: Contributor Magazine


Watch the video of Elliott on the Today show.


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2 Responses

  1. Mo November 4, 2013 / 7:39 pm

    I think she still looks like a woman. She just has an androgynous look. 🙂

    • admin November 4, 2013 / 10:32 pm

      Hi Mo, yeah, I agree with you. She looks androgynous. And hot. Did you see her TV interview?

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