Northern DJ Stephanie Hirst was born in 1975, in Barnsley, England to Farell Sheldon Hirst and Phyllis Lind Bean. Her father was the United State Navy during the Korean conflict. He had married her mother on 23 August 1995, in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
Sadly, both of her parents are no more in the world. Her father passed away on 13 November 2012 while her mother in 2013. As for her family, she has seven siblings: Farrell Duane, Dale Lloyd, Camille Hirst, and Gregory Sheldon.
The 43-years-old amassed her educational qualifications by studying media studies at Barnsley college and doctorate from the Leeds Beckett University Headingley Campus.
Who Is Stephanie Hirst?
Stephanie is a famous radio host. She started working from the age of nine. But, hosting was not the job Stephanie chose in her early days. She was a tea maker for the DJs at 96.3 Radio Aire in Leeds. While working there as a helper, Hirst learned about the radio shows and got interested in the media. And, at a young age, she got a chance to be part of an overnight show.
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With her first stint being impressive, she got to present The Pulse of West Yorkshire’s evening show in Bradford. She eventually flourished in the entertainment realm. She served for various radio stations such as Hallam FM, Viking FM, 96.9 Viking FM, Hirsty’s Daily Dose, Hit40UK, and Gold.
Her style of broadcasting got so appreciated by all the listeners that she won The Sony Award in 2002 and 2006. Besides, she earns an estimated salary of $57,241. So, it is likely that she relishes her life with a net worth of millions.
Her Transformation Story
Many may not know that the beautiful Stephanie was born as a boy, a boy named Simon Neil Hirst. She was a he. Well, from a young age, Hirst knew that Hirst had the soul of a woman despite having a body of a man. She used to imagine herself in her mother’s clothes.
She even confessed about her sexuality to her mother at the age of 16. Her mother was positive about it. But, due to lack of internet and knowledge about transgender people, Stephanie convinced herself thinking it was just a cross-dressing. However, when she bought a computer and started learning about transexuals at 21, she could not keep the guilt of faking her identity forever.
Stephanie Hirst (Left) with Stephen Nolan during the interview on BBC Radio 5 Live ( Photo: dailymail.co.uk)
She was so stressed that she even had suicidal thoughts. But, clearing out the negativity, she mustered up her courage and opened about her sexuality on 11 October 2014. She gushed about her views on transitioning in BBC Radio Five Live.
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Afterward, she took a short leave from the radio show for the transformation process. After four years of consent, she finally returned as a woman and resumed her work for BBC.
Stephanie Hirst Married, Engaged Or Single?
Before coming out as a woman, Stephanie was in a relationship with many women. But, amid all, she was in a serious relationship with one woman for 13 years. She broke up with her partner in 2007 after deciding to come out of the closet.
Since then, Stephanie has kept her personal life low-key. However, she is speculated to be engaged and married as she always wears a ring in her ring finger. But, she has not shed any comments regarding the matter and also not clarified if the ring is the keepsake of her partner.