NIKKI: I sometimes call myself Magaganey, because I’m a mixture of Madonna, Gaga, Britney – all in one. COMM: Singer Nikki Exotika is on a mission to form America’s first transgender pop group which she’ll call The Secret Girls. NIKKI: The Secret Girls would be a mixture between The Pussycat Dolls and The Spice Girls with a transgender twist. The world has seen transgender models, transgender actresses,
transgender activists, transgender book writers, but no transgender music artists like that
went mainstream. NIKKI: I think America is past ready for The Secret Girls. COMM: 32-year-old Nikki, born Jason Torres, transitioned in her teens, and has since spent
a quarter of a million dollars on plastic surgery. Including breast implants, lip enhancements,
calf implants, and rhinoplasty. NIKKI: Two years old, I knew that something was just wrong, I was putting on makeup in the bathroom and putting nail polish on my nails, always sitting down to pee. COMM: Performing from the age of eight and having been a professional singer since 2006,
Nikki has been waiting for the right time to launch The Secret Girls. NIKKI: I’ve been trying to do this since I was 23. At that time, it wasn’t ready yet.
I had to wait until the right time came along y’know? COMM: And Nikki has the full support of boyfriend Jay. JAY: No matter what she’s been through in her life, she keeps on pursuing her dreams.
It’s what she wants to do and what she wants to pursue, I’m 100% behind her, I think that
she should follow it, put her all into it and just never give up. I think she’s amazing. NIKKI: Hi!
RENEE: Hi! How are you? COMM: Now the time is right, Nikki is ready to start auditions with the help of vocal
coach Renee. RENEE: Nicole’s a beautiful soul, she’s very passionate about her music, I think it’s about
time that Secret Girls is actually happening, she’s been talking about it forever. RENEE: It sounded really good. COMM: And Nikki knows just what she’s looking for. NIKKI: I want girls of different races because it’ll grab the attention of those fans. The
Latin fans, the black fans, the Asian fans of all around the world. Everyone: Hi! COMM: Today in New York City, Mimi has been invited to the auditions to see if she has
what it takes to be a Secret Girl. MIMI: “Spirit to fight” MIMI: I never thought that I would be able to actually be an artist because of being
trans, I didn’t think anybody would take me seriously so when this opportunity came about
then I thought it was a very good chance to put myself out there. COMM: So, how do they think the audition has gone? RENEE: Again, hit it and…”Laaaa” Gorgeous! Well it sounded really good, I think there’s
definitely a good blend, I can see the chemistry, you guys really sound really great together. RENEE: In my professional opinion I think that there is tons of potential. MIMI: I think it could have gone a little better, but I also think that I got my point
across talent wise, I’m definitely interested to see what the end result will be. NIKKI: She’s got a really beautiful voice, she’s like pretty much one of the first girls that I would choose, but I can’t make a decision until I audition all the hopefuls. COMM: And as she prepares to take her auditions nationwide, Nikki is feeling positive. NIKKI: I’m very excited what the future holds, because it shows me that there are beautiful
trans women that are talented, that have voices and we need to be heard.