She was born a man but she always felt she was trapped in the wrong body.
That did not stop her from pursuing her childhood dream of becoming a model. In the 1980s and 1990s, she appeared in fashion spreads in the glossies. She also walked down runways in many fashion shows alongside the top local models of the era, such as Freda Amir and Anita Akbar.
A group of older transsexuals then took her in and prepared her for her ultimate transformation. "They taught me how to put on make-up, how to dress and how to develop my breasts…" she said.