Catrina Best, 20, who has been diagnosed as transgender, has modeled her hair and spent thousands on clothing so she can look just like Harry Styles. She told Closer: ‘Dressing as Harry made me feel confident, so I copied his hair too. I spend 30 minutes every day perfecting the ‘Harry look.’ He is ‘perfect boy’ and having him as a role model has made it easier with my struggle.
The law student, who was born in Northern Ireland, said she has felt different since the age of five when she hated looking at all feminine by having long hair or wearing dresses. When she was 11 she moved to Lisbon, Portugal, with her parents and found she continued to struggle with her identity as a teenager.
She often felt depressed and confused because she didn’t fancy boys and was bullied because she made herself look different by binding her breasts and having short hair. ‘I later realised I wanted to be with girls, but as the male in a straight relationship. It was a huge relief to finally be diagnosed as transgender earlier this year.’
She is now saving up to have an operation and plans to take hormones which will give her facial hair and deepen her voice. She’s also learning to play the guitar: ‘People say my bone structure, eyes and lips are almost identical to Harry’s, and I’ve been asked for autographs. I haven’t started dating yet, but girls flirt with me and I even get chatted up by older women, like Harry does!’