Top 10 transsexual entertainers in Asia

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By Lin Liyao

Transgendered people have always been a controversial topic, though our society is becoming more open. Transsexual entertainers struggling in showbiz may face much more misunderstandings, ridicule, or even abuse compared to other celebrities. The following are Asia’s current top transsexual entertainers.

10 –Liu Shihan (刘诗涵)

Age: 23

Country: China

Marital Status: Single

Selection_201Liu Shihan was originally born as a boy on August 18, 1989 in Changsha, Hunan Province. After graduating from Hunan Mass Media Vocational Technical College, she performed as a professional pole dancer for three years. Since 2008, Liu has become famous through modeling for various magazines, websites and online games.

On December 29, 2010, Liu confirmed on her microblog that she had undergone transsexual surgery, which provoked nationwide controversy. Although it is hard for most of her fans to accept her past, Liu is now considered as the No. 1 transgender model in China.

9 –Kayo Satoh (佐藤佳代)

Age: 24

Country: Japan

Marital Status: Single

Kayo Satoh (佐藤佳代)

Kayo Satoh is now one of the most popular models and television personalities in Japan. Born on December 26, 1988 in Aichi Prefecture, Satoh has suffered gender identity disorder since her childhood.

In 2008, Satoh started her modeling work in Nagoya, and has become a model exclusively for Japanese fashion magazine “Spy Girl” since 2009. On August 31, 2010, Satoh announced on a Japanese TV program that she was originally born as a male, which stirred controversy and gained her nationwide fame.

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