12/03/2014 07:41 GMT | Updated 12/03/2014 07:59 GMT

Former ‘Big Brother' Star Rodrigo Lopes Undergoes Sex-Change To Rebeca And Turns To Prostitution (PHOTO)

Rodrigo Lopes, who starred in the 2009 series of ‘Big Brother’ has revealed that he’s had a sex-change AND turned to prostitution.

Rodrigo, now called Rebeca, has received plenty of positive comments since sharing the news of the transformation on Twitter.

Rodrigo has been living as Rebeca for two years

However Rebeca has not had it easy since deciding to live her life as a woman and is currently working as a prostitute in her native Brazil, in order to fund the surgery needed for her to make the physical transition into being a woman.

Rebeca reveals she’s been working as a prostitute since October 2013, adding that she’s found it difficult to earn money in other professions.

“I go to interviews for bar work and they see me and then my documents showing me as a boy,” she explains. “They say they’ll call me but they never do.

“I have a degree in TV production but I can’t even get bar work.”

Rebeca has been living as a woman for over two years and is hoping to have gender reassignment surgery in the near future, using the money she earns from “sleeping with men” to fund it.

The 23-year-old does hope to return to the UK too.

“My dream is to get married and to adopt a child,” she says. “I just want to be loved for me.”

Rodrigo appeared on ‘Big Brother’ in 2009 and finished fifth in the competition.