13/03/2012 15:13 | By Emma Roberts, Entertainment reporter, MSN Entertainment

Big Brother star Rodrigo Lopes to become a woman

When we first saw this picture of ex-Big Brother housemate Rodrigo Lopes, we thought it was Kelly Brook! But then we discovered the star has dressed as a woman in a photo shoot with Heat magazine.


Remember Rodrigo Lopes from Big Brother in 2009? Well, he's barely recognisable in the picture below! The reality TV star now dresses as a woman and goes by the name of Rebekah Shelton.

Rodrigo now dresses as a woman and calls himself Rebekah. (© Heat PA)

Rodrigo now dresses as a woman and calls himself Rebekah.

Rodrigo, who was 23 when he entered the Big Brother house in 2009, was the bookies' favourite to win series ten, thanks to his mischievous, yet endearing nature.

The Brazilian student came fifth in the show and since then, it seems that he's gone through some pretty drastic changes - Rodrigo is currently in the process of becoming a woman.

In an interview, he told Heat magazine:

"I'm about to see the doctor for an appointment next week and I'm looking into hormone treatment. The doctor tells you that you should live as a woman for a year before you make any big decision about surgery, so that's what I'm doing."

Rodrigo, who was in a gay relationship with his fellow Big Brother housemate Charlie Drummond when they were on the show, also revealed that his female name is Rebekah - he said:

"I've thought about Rebekah Shelton. Rebekah because I love the name, and Shelton is the surname of my English family, Jenny and Peter, who I lived with when I first moved over from Brazil. They are like a second family to me and have been really supportive."

When asked what Rebekah was like, Rodrigo replied: "She's a very modern woman. She likes to pay her own

You can read the full interview with Rodrigo in Heat Magazine - out now. (© Heat magazine)

You can read the full interview with Rodrigo in Heat Magazine - out now.

way and not have doors opened for her. She's flirty, but would never go home with someone on the first date. She's very short-tempered, too! She's much madder than I could ever be - once, she tried to take her high heel and throw it in a man's face."

Yikes, we wouldn't want to bump into Rebekah when she's in a bad mood!

We have to say that we think Rodrigo/Rebekah looks stunning and we can't help but think that he looks a bit like Kelly Brook!

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