A new Thai airline, PC Air, has recently hired four crew of the “third sex” as flight attendants, including Thanyarat "Film" Jiraphatpakorn, who won the annual Miss Tiffany beauty pageant in 2007. More than 100 transsexuals applied for the first round of jobs.
Transsexual flight attendants (from left to right): Nathatai Sukkaset, 26, Dissanai Chitpraphachin, 24, Chayathisa Nakmai, 24, and Phuntakarn Sringern, 24, pose for photographers at the PC Air office in Bangkok on Feb. 9.
Peter Chan, the president of the new airline which is yet to take to air, is enthusiastic about his groundbreaking move because of the opportunities it would afford transsexuals. "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,” he said. "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 organizations following my idea."
Thailand has one of the largest transsexual populations in the world and its Ladyboys are popular in the entertainment industry.
An instructor applies make-up to transsexual flight attendant Dissanai Chitpraphachin, 24, during a make-up training session at the PC Air office in Bangkok
President of PC Air, Peter Chan, gestures during an interview with Reuters at PC Air office in Bangkok February 9, 2011
Source: Yahoo News
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