Fulvia Pellegrino was born a male. But she was never happy with her identity and wanted to embrace her real identity as a woman. However, society never accepted this, and Fulvia's parents disowned her. Through these difficult times, one person that stood by Fulvia's side endlessly is her wife Marissa and Fulvia is forever grateful for this support. Now, Fulvia has spent a whopping $80k on the transformation and has no plans of stopping anytime soon until she achieves that 'perfect look.'
Married Transgender Woman Spends A Whooping $80,000 On Plastic Surgery To Achieve The 'Perfect' Look
No one is perfect and everyone lives with some insecurity. The insecurity that they would like to deal with and more like overcome it. If people are given the chance to overcome their insecurity, they are more likely to jump at this chance. However, many people also grow to love their flaws and embrace life like this and they are happy with it.
This is the story of Fulvia Pellegrino who was born a male, but she always knew she didn’t fit in her body. As she felt ashamed to admit she was feeling like a woman, she was forced to hide for a great part of her life.
To live the life that her parents wanted and to fulfill their expectations, Fulvia, who was born Fulvio, married wife Marisa some 32 years ago.
During the daytime, Fulvio was a happily married and devoted husband but as the night approached, Fulvio transformed into Fulvia and visited gay clubs and would put on dresses and transform such that no one could recognize her.
Eventually, a point came in her life that Fulvia could no longer hide her identity from the world. Her cars, her guns, the football nights, and everything else she was forced to do in order to present herself as the perfect guy is now long forgotten.
“It is difficult to grow up with a body which is not yours. You try to mask it in every way playing football, drinking beers, buying American 4x4s and go shooting to feel like a man,” she shared with Mirror. “Instead you understand it is a mask and so you need to throw it away and become what you are.”
The first person Fulvia confided to about her dream of becoming a woman was her wife Marissa. And even though Marissa was shocked but she was very supportive.
Over the years, now 62-year-old Fulvia has spent around $80,000 on surgeries and hormone treatments. She had 150 lip and cheekbone fillers, four breast implants, and two rounds of liposuction, among the rest. Her butt lift surgery alone cost $22,000.
Despite going through all these surgical procedures, Fulvia is not satisfied with her looks and wants to achieve that perfect look. “I am not happy with my ‘perfect’ body, because it is not perfect. Perfection is something else.”
Talking about her relationship with her wife Marisa, with whom she is still together, Fulvia says: “Today Marisa and I are nothing more than two sisters. We live together, we argue like two normal people but not like husband and wife.”
Even though Fulvia's brothers supported her transition but her parents were never able to wrap their minds around this and never accepted that their son was now a woman.
Her father even tried to force Marisa to sign documents and send Fulvia to a psychiatric institution, but that didn’t happen. When Fulvia’s father passed away, she was forbidden to attend his funeral.
Most of her friends and family have abandoned her and want nothing to do with her.
The people from the place where she lives, the Italian town of Peveragno, mock her and make fun of her appearance. “I am now the clown of Peveragno. They point at me, they talk about me, they start inventing stories about me that I am a prostitute,” Fulvia told Barcroft in 2016. “My friends have all vanished — they didn’t accept me.”
Despite going through all these difficulties, Fulvia is happy to have Marisa’s support and she continues changing her body more and more.
“Plastic surgery is not a drug but it’s something that people like me need. I am not happy with my face and other parts of my body,” she says and adds:“I won’t stop here; I want to go ahead because it’s not perfect. If I reach perfection maybe I will stop.”