Thai boy judged second best girl in model contest
Judges who voted a model in second place in a contest of 200 girls found the Thai contestant was actually a boy.
The ladyboy, Angkookrat Warangnam 26, known as Toon, sailed through early rounds of the Brighton beauty contest judged by former model Sophie Anderton and actor Winston Ellis.
Next Hot Model organiser Scoot Woolgar said in the Daily Mirror that Toon, who stars in the show The Lady Boys of Bangkok was "absolutely beautiful" and that it “didn’t cross our minds for a minute that she was a man”.
Artistic Director of Toon’s Bangkok show, Philip Gandey said: “We’re over the moon. We’ve always said our ladyboys are some of the most beautiful girls in the world."