Thomas Beatie is widely believed to be the world’s first pregnant man. He gave birth to his daughter in 2008, and two sons quickly followed before his relationship with their mom broke down. However, ten years later Thomas revealed he’d just welcomed his fourth baby.
Thomas was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1974 as Tracy Lagondino. But from an early age, he’d never felt particularly “girly,” and he’d refused to wear dresses. “I felt rough and tumbly. I didn’t like frilly stuff,” he explained to ABC’s Barbara Walters in 2008.
By the age of ten, Thomas had already started to identify as male. However, his family were rocked by tragedy two years later in 1986 when his mother took her own life. And after that, according to Thomas, his father had begun encouraging him to model and take part in beauty pageants.