Elle was a male transvestite who made a very convincing woman. He first met Steve Sanders in Palm Springs during the Season 5 finale and the two struck up a flirty relationship. Steve, however, had no idea Elle was really a man. So, when they began to make out and Steve found himself with a handful of rubber breasts, he freaked out and ran away, despite Elle believing he knew the entire time.
Almost a year later, Elle ran into Steve and Clare Arnold at a clothing store. Despite Steve's insistence that Elle was a man, Clare didn't believe him. Later, however, they ran into him again while attending dinner with Clare's father, Chancellor Milton Arnold. The Chancellor had not had a date in over ten years.
Steve, fearing the Chancellor would be devastated if he found out Elle was a man, pleaded with Elle not to hurt the Chancellor. with Clare eavesdropping, Elle agreed to keep quiet since Steve was in love with Clare.