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Around 1% of Thai population are ladyboys, men who use hormones and surgery to become female. The series looks at ladyboys demanding equal rights as they blaze a trail beyond Thailand’s infamous go-go bars.

Episode 01 - Celebrities
It's said that the best looking girls in Thailand are men. Around one percent of the Thai population are ladyboys, men who use hormones and surgery to become female. Ladyboys are men who were born into female bodies; many of them are rejected. Some have breast implants or a full sex change while others keep a little something extra. This series looks at ladyboys demanding equal rights as they blaze a trail beyond Thailand's infamous go-go bars. 

Former pop star and beauty Queen Nok came first in ladyboy beauty pageants, and with a fake female ID she entered all-women competitions. She was arrested and put in an all male jail. Nok now runs a multimillion dollar company and is leading the fight for ladyboy rights. Nok founded the Transfemale association of Thailand. The foundation annually subsidises sex changes for Thai boys too poor to fund their own surgery.

Belle auditioned for Thailand's Got Talent appearing to be a normal teenage girl but who revealed on stage she was a ladyboy. Belle was soon signed by Sony Music and fast became a pop sensation. We meet Poy, the pinup princess winning national and international beauty pageants, and her sports star boyfriend. Poy is inspiring a new generation and refers to herself as... 'leader of the ladyboys'.


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Ladyboys shows are rated in most popular tours, the better known cabaret venues Bangkok are Calypso <> Playhouse theater, there are many promoted in traditional tourism channels which are local culture (no or little western signage and language), they are nonetheless very entertaining but recommend you have a local host.

Tourism Bars: typically you will find ladyboy bars in nightlife zones Nana, Soi Cowboy and Patpong, refer Bangkok Nightlife zones




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