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At least 20 say they ended up disfigured after 'The Duchess' performed black-market beauty procedures

BY JULIE K. BROWN, jbrown@MiamiHerald.com

She was known as “The Duchess,’’ someone who could perform cosmetic magic on a massage table using a syringe and silicone. For more than a decade, her name was whispered in South Florida’s transgender community, having performed perhaps hundreds of procedures that transformed men’s breasts into double Ds or dainty derrieres into curvy wonders.

Authorities now say “The Duchess,’’ a transgender woman whose real name is Oneal Ron Morris, may have practiced her black market plastic surgery not just in South Florida, but across the country.

Twenty to 30 people from as far away as Indiana have come forward, saying they were victims of Morris’ elusive scam, according to Miami Gardens police Detective Michael Dillon.

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