The World’s First Pregnant Man’s Journey

Icon of Pop Culture

Thomas Beatie was not only the buzz of the town a decade ago, but he also became something of a cultural figure – The Pregnant Man. This was especially evident when British artist Marc Quinn created a full-size sculpture of Beatie that depicted him topless during his pregnancy. But that’s not all. Beatie was named a pop culture figure by People magazine in their edition “Pop Culture: 1000 Greatest Moments 1974-2011.” However, Thomas’ narrative began much earlier than in 2007.

Before The Change

To appreciate where Thomas Beatie is today, we must first understand where his narrative began. His given name was Tracy Lehuanani LaGondino when he was born and reared in Honolulu, Hawaii. Tracy used to be a model and even competed as Miss Hawaii in the Teen USA beauty contest. Despite entering the world of bodybuilding, Tracy had identified as a male since the age of ten, and by the age of 23, he had begun the whole change…

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