Martina Big, born Martina Adam from Germany, appeared on “The Maury Show” on Thursday to discuss her “transition” to becoming a black woman.
Big, a model and flight attendant, has had severe body modifications to look the part, including breast implants (she is a size 32S), a nose job, and liposuction.
Show host Povich asked, “do you think you’re a black person?” Big immediately responded, “yes.” The audience, filled with many African-Americans, went wild.
“But 80 percent,” she quickly amended. “I have to learn a lot. I know.”
But this year, Big felt another change was needed: she had three tanning injections in her stomach to change her skin color. “I am now the proud owner of black skin,” she said Thursday.
Michael, Big’s husband was also in the audience, nearly as tan as his wife.
Big claimed she isn’t changing her skin for the attention or to offend anyone, but she’s doing it for herself.
“I am black. That is my race,” she said.