Gia has made a huge impact on me... and considering how ground-breaking she has been, she has probably had an impact on you too! She made a huge splash in the porn industry in the 1990s and, as a role model, has helped numerous other transgender people. She has often been "called up on to collaborate on many different media outlets world wide" to tell her story as a transgender female. She also has helped many trans people from "how to cope with family" to "how to start the journey of plastic surgery" as well as offer general advice on the life style.
Gia Darling was born in Guatemala. At age two, Gia was adopted by a US single mother, and they lived in California.Gia socially transitioned at age 15, and started taking street hormones. Three years later she had breast implants. While she has not had genital surgery, she has had at least 145 surgeries and procedures to feminize her body. You can find out about what surgeries she has had on her plastic surgery site: http://darlingmodel.com
- 2005 AVN Award for Transsexual Performer of the Year (nominee)
- 2006 AVN Award for Transsexual Performer of the Year
- 2007 AVN Award for Transsexual Performer of the Year (nominee)
- 2011 AVN Hall of Fame inductee