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00:02 NIKKI: I sometimes call myself Madogagney,
because I'm a mixture of Madonna, Gaga, Britney all in one.
00:07 COMM: Singer Nikki Exotika is on a mission
to form America's first transgender pop group which she'll call the secret girls.
00:15 NIKKI: The secret girls will be a mixture
between the pussycat dolls and The Spice Girls with a transgender twist. The world has seen
transgender models, transgender actresses, transgender activists, transgender book writers,
but no transgender music artists, like that went mainstream.
00:34 NIKKI: I think America is past ready for the
00:37 COMM: 32-year-old Nikki, born Jason Torres,
transitioned in her teens, and has since spent a quarter of a million dollars on plastic
surgery, including breast implants, lip enhancements, calf implants, and rhinoplasty.
00:52 NIKKI: Two years old, I knew that something
was just wrong, I was putting on makeup in the bathroom and putting nail polish on my
nails, always sitting down to pee.
01:03 COMM: Performing from the age of eight and
having been a professional singer since 2006, Nikki has been waiting for the right time
to launch the secret girls.
01:12 NIKKI: I've been trying to do this since I
was 23, at that time, it wasn't ready yet. I had to wait until the right time came along
01:20 COMM: And Nikki has the full support of boyfriend
01:23 JAY: No matter what she's been through in
her life, she keeps on pursuing her dreams, it's what she wants to do and what she wants
to pursue, I'm 100% behind her, I think that she should follow it, put her all into it
and just never give up. I think she's amazing.
01:41 COMM: Now the time is right, Nikki is ready
to start auditions with the help of vocal coach Renee.
01:47 RENEE: Nicole's a beautiful soul, she's very
passionate about her music, I think it's about time that Secret Girls is actually happening,
she's been talking about it forever.
01:57 RENEE: It sounded really good.
01:58 COMM: And Nikki knows just what she's looking
02:01 NIKKI: I want girls of different races because
it'll grab the attention of those fans, the Latin fans, the black fans, the Asian fans
of all around the world.
02:12 COMM: Today in New York City, Mimi has been
invited to the auditions to see if she has what it takes to be a Secret Girl.
02:24 MIMI: I never thought that I would be able
to actually be an artist because of being trans, I didn't think anybody would take me
seriously so when this opportunity came about then I thought it was a very good chance to
put myself out there.
02:43 COMM: So how do they think the audition has
02:45 RENEE: Again, and hit it again. Gorgeous!
Well it sounded really good, I think there's definitely a good blend, I can see the chemistry,
you guys really sound great together.
02:57 RENEE: In my professional opinion I think
that there is potential.
03:01 MIMI: I think it could have gone a little
better but I also think that I got my point across talent wise, I'm definitely interested
to see what the end result would be.
03:12 NIKKI: She's got a really beautiful voice,
she's like pretty much one of the first girls I would choose, but I can't make a decision
until I audition all the hopefuls.
03:21 COMM: And as she prepares to take her auditions
nationwide Nikki is feeling positive.
03:25 NIKKI: I'm very excited for what the future
holds because it shows me that there are beautiful trans women that are talented that have voices
and we need to be heard.