Male Model From Janet’s “What Have You Done For Me Lately” Video Is A Real Woman Now

Posted On : September 15, 2015

If you were watching “Video Soul” and “Soul Train” back in the late 80’s era, you probably remember the model you’re about to see. His name is, or rather his name was, Rudy Houston, and he was the dude that plenty of women, and teenage girls alike, were going crazy over when he played Janet Jackson’s leading man in her “What Have You Done For Me Lately” video. Things are a lot different with him now though…

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Model/dancer, Rudy Houston with Janet Jackson in “What Have you Done For me Lately” video (via Tumblr)

He was also the cat who singer, Pebbles, was asking if he wanted to “Ride in My Mercedes Boy” in her video for that 80’s hit. After Rudy appeared in those videos, his popularity as a model shot through the roof. Although his initial start as a “Solid Gold” dancer was a solid gig for him, after Janet and Pebbles shined the lights on him, it was on.

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Model/dancer, Rudy Houston

Well fam,’ that was then and this is now and Rudy Houston makes Caitlyn Jenner look throwback, because Rudy did something WAY before Bruce a.k.a. Caitlyn was anywhere in the ballpark. In fact, Bruce was still enjoying life as a fairly newly married man to Kris Jenner when, in 1995, Rudy Houston was beginning his transition into his new reality. You see, Rudy was formerly a ‘he,’ but now he is a ‘SHE’…completely, if y’all catch my drift.

Janet Jackson’s Former Male Video Model After Transitioning To Female

Here she is! Rudy’s name is now Lana Houston. That’s right ladies, the former heartthrob that some of y’all were dreaming about, is now one of you. We’ve gotta give Lana nothing but respect for doing what her heart told her to do,  no matter what the social stigma is or was for her following her transition.

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Former male model/dancer, Rudy Houston, as Lana Houston now

The interesting thing is that, when Lana Houston was Rudy Houston, there were many men who would have LOVED to trade places with the brotha. Women were damn near throwing themselves at Rudy back in the day and willing to do whatever he requested just to please him, but for Rudy, that just wasn’t his true self. He was living a life inside of a body that didn’t feel like an authentic reflection of what he was on the inside.

The below video is one that Lana created to display more pics of herself now and her transition into a woman is a must see… 

Lana Houston Discusses Her Transition

The statement below was quoted by sources, regarding what Lana Houston said about her transition from male to female:

“I am formerly known as Rudy Houston, I am now known as ‘Lana.’ I appreciate all thoughts and concerns and I appreciate your interest in my whereabouts. Yes, it is true that I have transitioned from male to female. I began my transition from male to female in 1995. I needed time away from the entertainment industry to find my inner peace, and to embark on my intense, and wonderful journey to womanhood. I am finally at peace and comfortable in my skin. I am currently residing in LA where I work as an artist painting portraits, and abstracts. Although I took a break from show business, I am contemplating on coming back. I’m currently in the market for songwriters/music producers to collaborate with. Again, thanks to all those concerned about my whereabouts. I’m back from the ‘Dead.’
LANA (aka) Rudy Houston”

And there ya’ have it people! We just wanted to spread the word about Lana Houston, who is from the old school music era. I wonder if the world would give her as many props as they give Caitlyn Jenner if they actually knew her story too.