"Thomas is a pregnant man, and he is here."
In her exclusive interview with the "pregnant man", Thomas tells Oprah and America about his story as a 12-year-old girl whose mother died, leaving him with a female void in his life.
He describes his father as a traditional man, who wasn't around much as a child.
Thomas lived his early years as a woman -- being names Miss Teen Hawaii and having several boyfriends and secret admirers.
"I felt like that's what I had to do in society," he says. "When I was a teenager, I had an attraction to women. I wanted to be around them more."
Thomas describes his initial feelings toward women as non-sexual, which changed as the years went by.
"I went to college, and that's when I found myself," Thomas says as he describes his first relationship with a women in college.