Domaine Javier, 25, was a good student in her native Philippines, where she attended Catholic schools. She immigrated to California in 2003. She had been accepted as a nursing student at California Baptist University in Riverside, transferring from Riverside City College and earning both a $3500 academic scholarship and a music scholarship to sing in the chorus.
She lives three blocks from CBU. She turned down a Cal State-San Bernadino to go to CBU.
In 2011, however, she came out as a transwoman on the MTV television program True Life.
Javier was on an episode of “True Life” entitled “I’m Passing as Someone I’m Not.” Cameras showed a man hitting on Javier while she danced at Riverside’s Club Sevilla in a low-cut pink and black dress and putting on make-up in the club’s bathroom. Javier said she only revealed her gender identity to family members.
I am a girl trapped in a guy’s body,” Javier said on the show.