From Tokyo Hive (which has a far larger gallery of pics):
I wasn't terribly familiar with Satoh before this story, so I'm curious about a lot of things. In saying she's "all natural", does that mean she's not only had no plastic surgery, but also no hormones? If she's not done hormones of any kind, then fuck has nature been kind to her (in regards to allowing her to live the way she wants to).
Fashion model, game presenter, and cosplayer, Kayo Sato (a.k.a Kayo Police), revealed her true gender.
After rumors of the model’s gender persisted, the 22-year-old felt that she needed to come clean…on TV. She recently announced on a TV show that she is indeed actually a man. Kayo is popular on Nico Nico as an assistant presenter on the Nico video game show.
Kayo said that she moved away from her hometown so that nobody would recognize her, and then started to live as a woman under a different name. After she moved, Kayo was scouted by a modeling agency and started work as a female model. No one at the agency suspected anything.
Kayo says that she is all natural, so she didn’t get plastic surgery to look like she does, and she owes much of her success to her talent in applying make-up. Even though Kayo is really a man, with the current boom of boys crossdressing/cosplaying as their female counterparts, Kayo shouldn’t have a problem staying in her current position. In fact, now that she’s come out, she’ll probably gain more male fans.
Kayo posted on her blog today (9/1 JST):
“To everyone who received my message.
Thank you everyone for the comments.
I have received so much courage from them.
As I said on the show I was born a boy.
I feel really good about being able to tell everyone about my past.
I appreciate you guys giving me this opportunity.
I will continue to work as Kayo Sato and keep moving forward.
I’m really happy that many people have accepted me and my new start.
Thank you all very much.”
Ever since she posted this, she’s received nothing but encouragement and positive feedback from many people.
I'm also curious though as to how she sees herself. If she fully wants to be female, I'm kind of surprised if she has indeed not done any hormone treatments yet. (But then again, I don't know how easy that is to get into in Japan.) Or maybe she enjoys to some degree having a male body but also prefers to live her life as a woman. I'm not sure I'd classify her as a cross dresser, because - at least from my exposure to that side of things - it isn't done to this degree. (Not that it matters - as I say she should do what makes her happy as long as it isn't hurting anybody else - I'm just always curious about the mental/emotional reasonings behind things.)
Either way, it's good that she can finally be honest about who she is, and stop having to hide that side of herself. Also, glad to see that, so far, it seems like she's getting a lot of positive support from her fans.
And yes, I know the danger this thread may have of getting off track VERY quickly. Hopefully things can stay civil.