A California student crowned homecoming queen on Friday recorded a tear-filled video following the ceremony, saying she was bullied by her peers for winning the coveted title.
"After 16 years of struggling, I finally do it and I finally am myself -- thinking I'll be so happy,' Cassidy Lynn Campbell, 16, said in the video.
"It's just sad that everyone has to be so judgmental about it, and so hateful, and so mean and so negative," Campbell continued. "I've never done anything to any of these people. And I don't know why they have to be this way, when I've done nothing to them. It just hurts so bad because I feel just as much of a girl as all of them do... Everyone is just so ignorant."
Campbell was elected Marina High School's homecoming queen on Friday night.
Before winning the title, Campbell did say she had faced some negativity.
"They think that I'm just a boy doing this for fun, and I'm just a boy dressing up as a girl and trying to win a crown when that is completely the opposite of what it is," the 16-year-old told KABC-TV. "I've always seen myself as a girl."
A YouTube video posted to Campbell's account, with over half-a-million views, shows the transformation the teen makes each day to appear physically as a woman.
Another video posted to Campbell's account shows the teen ejecting herself with estrogen. According to Mail Online, the teen has been taking estrogen and hormone blockers since the start of high school.
(H/T: Mail Online)
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