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Can You Tell The Difference Between a Thai Lady and a Thai Ladyboy?

You scored 10 out of 10 correctly (100%).
Congratulations! You’re a champion ladyboy spotter.

Source: Bangkok Diaries

I must admit that despite having scored 10 out of 10, I was not entirely sure about two ladies. Thankfully, I managed to guess correctly. Why don’t you have a go and see how many you can get right? It might even come in handy if you have a special interest in Thai ladies and the others.




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Nong Poy in Urban Dictionary

I do not think it is necessary to introduce this lady since she is such an online sensation. Because of her phenomenonal, unique beauty, the UrbanDictionary, “the slang dictionary you wrote”,  has given the words Nong Poy two meanings. You can check the definition on the website via the link. To celebrate her achievments, I have decided to post two videos that someone uploaded to Youtube: one is a close-up clip of her face; the other is a video of her in a sexy talent pose. There is no doubt that she is certainly a beautiful dude!

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New identity by Ohm Phanphiroj

Ohm Phanphiroj is a well-known photographer from Thailand who is going to have his collection of photographs entitled “New Identity” exhibited this Friday at 6.30 pm. His montage will be displayed until 17 August, at the Whitespace Gallery on the second floor of the Lido Cinema, Siam Square. More about the guy can be found via Ohmphotography. You need to move the mouse to the left side of the screen in order to find the website’s menu, which is a tad hidden I think!

The exhibition is about a Thai male-to-female transgender, also known as “kathoey”. This collection aims to look deep inside the minds of these transforming people. Doesn’t it sound very grand?  The inspiration for his work sprung from his observation of the sheer numbers of “kathoey” and the many who want to be transgenders in Thailand. And they are ubiquitous, whether in different occupations or classes, from a labouring job to famous celebrities. These people can live in Thai society without any pressure unlike those in a foreign country.

According to the news there are approximately 100,000 male transgenders in Thailand, but personally I think the number is surely far greater than that as there is still a certain number who have not made a decision to transform themselves yet.

You can read (in Thai) more about this exhibition and see some of the work here.

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Wanted: a transgender Thai female to participate in a German movie

I am writing about this gender again but please do not think I have a thing about these people. As a matter of fact I feel nothing at all towards them since, to me, they are simply normal. Yet when I happen to come across an interesting story regarding these people, I think it is better to pass it on as I do not suppose many people can read Thai.

This is the advertisement (in Thai) at Thaicinema.org looking for a Thai ladyboy:

“Wanted a Thai ladyboy who loves acting to take the leading role in a German movie called “RED CROSS” by the director Hugo Vieira da Silva.

The applicant must meet the following requirements:

1. A Thai ladyboy who has not yet had the operation (having breast enlargement is permissible).

2. Beautiful and have confidence in your own beauty. Mystique, beguiling and endearing.

3. Will not have a problem with certain scenes that involve exposing your intimate parts.

4. To be able to travel to Germany so as to shoot the movie without any problem, towards the end of the year.

5. Do not need to be able to speak English fluently as an interpreter will be provided.

6. HIV negative test result needed after being selected.

7. In the process of having a screen test, you need to wear a two piece bikini for a recording shoot which will be viewed by the director.”

More information can be found via the link.

Immediately after reading this I thought, for a few moments, that there was something sinister about this movie. But according to the site, this is a real requirement for a specific acting role. Interesting though…

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Does it really matter?

Venus Flytrap

Nong Poy

I have been reading some comments on the internet regarding men’s confusion towards a certain gender in Thailand. Quite a number of foreign men have been shockingly surprised and confused, as when they come across beautiful Thai transgenders some cannot help but question their sexuality. Few even think of themselves as being homosexual if they are attracted to these ladyboys. The thing is there is nothing surprising about straight men being captivated by their beauty since it is their femininity that arouses men’s sexual desire, not the gender that these people were born with. On the other hand, if a man is sexually excited by another man’s masculinity, that person must surely know what his sexual preference is. But I do not think it really matters anyway.

I think I am so lucky that I was born in an environment that is very tolerant about this issue. In my experience, I have met a great deal of different kind of genders, whether straight, not quite straight, or ladyboys – as far as I am concerned people should not be labelled because of their sexual interests providing that whatever they do is with consenting adults. Some of the people I have met were mostly my classmates and we were very cool about this thing. From time to time we even felt comfortable ribbing them about having lustful thoughts towards the same sex and the opposite sex, in the same way as they often made fun of our faults, like being thin or fat. At the end of the day, what they did sexually was not harmful to anybody. Their behaviour never affected my life and the people around them. Though, more often than not, when I come across some unfairly nasty messages against these people, I have the strong urge to say something in response and I did.

The women in these pictures were born men, but it would be nice to refer to these individuals as she, instead of he. The first picture is the first Thai sexy lady(boy) band, Venus Flytrap and the second one is a photo of Nong Poy, the former Miss Tiffany 2004, who I mentioned in my earlier post. Aren’t they pretty? I think they are. Hopefully the beauty of these ladies is not going to offend anybody, especially real women, but if it does, they will just have to live with it.



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Venus Flytrap is back

This sexy ladyboy band Venus Flytrap is not some kind of plant, but with their unique, special talent, they are surely capable of capturing your heart, whether you are male, female or anybody who is interested in the Thai music scene.

Originally, the band consisted of five Thai transgenders: Nok, Amy, Taya, Gina and Bobo. Last year, though, Nok and Amy left the band for personal reasons. They were replaced by two other delightful, beautiful Thai transgenders: Bell and Mew. More infomation about them can be found via the link.

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She is a beautiful dude

Whenever I tell strangers that I come from Thailand, more often than not the people whom I am talking with have a rather unusual interest in the Thai third gender; also known as Thai ladyboys or Katoey. Many times, I have had to answer the same old questions such as, “isn’t it true that a Thai ladyboy is better looking than a real woman?” or ” have these lady birds already lost their male genitals?”  My common reply to the latter is that I have not got a clue whether or not these women have had their unwanted sexual organs reassigned since it is deemed inappropriate and insensitive to ask them such a question.

There are both pretty and ugly transsexuals in Thailand. Many work in the entertainment sector like clubs, bars or cabaret shows. Yet some of them are lucky enough to be in the limelight and have the opportunity to become famous celebrities, for instance,  the first Thai ladyboy band, Venus Flytrap or Nong Poy, the winner of Miss international queen 2004. 

It is completely ok to be who you are in the land of smiles, even a third gender, as long as you are happy with what you are.



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