Eva Tiamat Medusa, a transgender woman from Bruni, Texas, believes she’s the ‘most modified transgender person in the world’. She also identifies as a dragon and has spent more than £42,000 transforming herself into a reptile.
Eva’s journey to becoming a dragon started when, while living as a man, Eva was diagnosed with HIV. She became determined ‘not to die a human’. Leaving her job as a vice president at a bank behind, Eva began to morph into the reptilian form she’d always longed to have, claiming that after being abandoned by her parents at the age of five, she was ‘born again’ under the care of a western diamondback rattlesnake.
Eva began her transformation with a series of scale tattoos, followed by having her nose re-shaped, her ears removed, and the whites of her eyes permanently stained green. All of that cost an estimated $60,000 (£42,000), but Eva plans to have a further £28,000 worth of modifications in the coming years.