After Legally Transitioning At Age 7, The World’s Youngest Transgender Model Could Make Millions


Noella McMaher’s birth certificate said that she was a boy when she was born. Her parents were Dee McMaher and Timothy McCord who were married at the time. Dee and Timothy also had a son, Levi, together. The marriage didn’t last and Dee and Timothy separated. Many things have changed since this time.

According to Dee, Noella confidently expressed that she was a girl and not a boy from the time she was 2 years old. While Dee was accepting of Noella’s assertion, her father was not as accepting. Allegedly, one day when he was visiting his children, he tried to force Noella to wear masculine pjs. She was throwing a tantrum about it, and he grabbed onto her arm. That instance fractured his relationship with his children.

According to Dee, Timothy broke Noella’s arm when he grabbed onto it. He ended up going to jail and later court where he decided to plead guilty to charges of misdemeanor child endangerment. He explained that he felt that would be easier on the children instead of fighting what he felt like was a hopeless battle.

Dee has remarried. Her current spouse is Ray McMaher, who was also born a female. Now, both Dee and Ray identify as non-binary; however, they claim that it was Noella who transitioned before they did.

Dee knows that some people think she and her spouse may have pushed her daughter to be transgender, but she claims that is far from the truth. She told The New York Post that she and Ray are “not into fashion at all. Noella is the opposite. She loves glitter and makeup and clothes. We wouldn’t even know how to encourage that kind of femininity.”

Noella legally transition to a girl at age 7, and she is so into fashion that she has actually gotten work as a model. She’s only 10 years old.

Timothy isn’t concerned about his daughter being transgender, but he doesn’t know how he feels about the idea of puberty blocker and hormones when she gets older. He also knows how he feels about it doesn’t really matter since his daughter had legally been adopted by Ray and he no longer has any rights as her father. He said, “She’s not my kid anymore.” Yet, he hopes his children reach out to him when they’re older.

In the meantime, Noella is happy to be modeling. She is the youngest transgender model ever to walk the catwalk at New York Fashion Week, and she’s not done there. Her sights are set on Paris.

According to a Hollywood agent, Noella could make millions of dollars as a transgender model. This agent told The Daily Mail, “She’s only ten but represents so much in terms of where the world is now. We are seeing more trans­gender models and she’s the ultimate in terms of being a woke role model. She is so confident for someone so young. She’s capable of making a million to two million dollars in the next year.”

Watch the video below to hear more about Noella’s story, to see her walk the catwalk and to hear from Dee.