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IN LGBT ON 02 Mar, 2016
It's disheartening to know that there are many transgender people still facing identity crisis such as the transgender woman who was sent to a male prison. This is the story of a transgender Buddhist monk who turned into successful lingerie model. Mimi Tao, 22, is a popular transgender model in Asia. She spent her early life as a Buddhist monk and was known as Phajaranat Nobantao. Thai model spent six years of her life as a Buddhist monk in an all-boys temple school.
Due to financial constraints, Nobantao, now known as Mimi was forced to leave her formal education and sent to the temple school at the age of 12. But his behavior changed considerably over time. He started to act and dress up just like a girl. Ultimately, Mimi succeeded in achieving her dream.
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Soon he noticed a drastic change in himself. He started behaving just like girls.
She said, 'I started to act like a girl, talk like a girl and became more interested in girlie stuff like make-up.' He ended up breaking some strict rules and regulations of the monastery.
The monk along with his four other friends started doing girlie things together. The monk even used to take contraceptive pills in the monastery to attain female sexual characteristics. Nobantao was caught red handed by his mother who threatens to disown him if he didn't stop.
He said, 'It was a wake-up call. But I didn't give up hope. I knew I was a good seed, I just happened to be in the wrong soil.'
So, he started meeting with Yui on regular basis.
Yui provided mentorship to the monk for 3 months.
She attained great heights within a quick span of time and had never looked back in life again. The international model now boasts of many high-end campaigns and commercials.
After doing smaller shows and ads in Singapore, the red carpet star became the most in-demand lingerie model of Thailand.
She is a well-known name in the Thai modelling industry now. The international model now boasts of many high-end campaigns and commercials. Mimi is now planning to go New York for some new modelling shows.
Her aim of modeling was just to pay off all her mom's debt. She said, "No one knows the future. I might go back to being a monk once I don't have anything else to worry about… Sometimes I think that was the ideal life for me."
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