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'Project Runway' contestant Andy South now living as a woman

June 26, 2012 at 3:24 PM ET

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Andy on season 8 of "Runway."

Andy South is now doing more than changing things up in the fashion world.  The popular "Project Runway" contestant is currently living life as a woman after recently updating his Facebook profile to read "female" and announcing that he is going by the name Nong Ariyaphon Southiphong.

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"Thank you to my fans and friends who have supported me all the way," the 25-year-old designer wrote on June 3, according to RadarOnline. "To my family for seeing me for me and for all the love I am surrounded with."

The "Project Runway" season-eight finalist can also be seen sporting makeup, dresses and long dark hair in a number of photos posted on Facebook.

"Much has changed in a year," the reality star added. "I am blessed to be accepted and welcomed just the way I am. May that love flow through me and onto many others. Live in love for the world needs it."

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