24 August 2008

Indonesian Femboy Celebrity


Ivan Gunawan is a 27 year old er...femboy who's risen to the ranks of being the star of a popular Indonesian variety show which, it is claimed, is watched by a third of Indonesian households. Ivan does the occasional cross dressing on his show but because of the still conservative nature of Indonesians he doesn't come out and openly discuss his sexual orientation. On the other hand he clearly is effeminate in behaviour and in spite of this he has clearly been accepted by his fellow countrymen.
One could argue that his popularity is because of the warped sense of humour of some people as effeminate males are usually the butt of crude jokes. Nevertheless,his is a case of somebody from the "third" gender going against the theory that they only make decent money by selling themselves. Good for him. More about Ivan here

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