Thai Airline's Ladyboy Hostesses
Why did no-one think of this before? A soon-to-be-launched Thai airline has selected three ladyboys in its first round of picks for cabin crew.
Peter Chan, boss of PC Air, told reporters: "I think these people can have many careers – not just in the entertainment business – and many of them have a dream to be an air hostess."
"I just made their dream come true. Our society has changed. It's evolution. I'm a pioneer and I'm sure there will be other organisations following my idea."
One of the three is a previous winner of the famed Miss Tiffany "katoey" beauty pageant. "At first I thought they would just take applications but not actually recruit us, as happened at other places before," said Thanyarat "Film" Jiraphatpakorn (pictured above), one of the trio.
PC air didn't demand proof of sexual relignment, merely asked that candidates possessed the requisite skills. Some 100 transexuals applied for the three places set aside for what Thais call "The Third Sex", and will join 17 other winners who identify as men or women.
The trans hostesses will wear specially designed gold-colored Third Sex badges to assists passengers and immigration staff to identify the gender of the person they are talking to.