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Thailand: Transgender diva seeks political office

Consider Yollada “Nok” Suanyot among the more unique challenges for campaign strategists. After all, the public is seldom presented with a male-born political candidate who was famously arrested as a teen for using a fake ID to enter — and win — women’s beauty pageants.\n

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28th May 2012 22:30

Alessia Valenza

Via May 27 provincial elections, Yollada could become the highest-ranking transgender politician in Thailand’s history. If victorious, a potential but unlikely scenario, she will have taken a most unusual route to political office; rebellious teenage pageant queen to pop singer to rights advocate and entrepreneur.

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