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Chen Lili (or Lili Chensimplified Chinese: 陈莉莉traditional Chinese: 陳莉莉pinyin: Chén Lìlì), (born February, 1980) is a transsexual singer, model, and actress from China. She became widely known in 2004 when she competed and attempted to compete in beauty pageants as a woman.

Named Chen Yongjun at birth, (simplified Chinese: 陈勇军traditional Chinese: 陳勇軍pinyin: Chén Yǒngjūn ) she was born into a peasant family at Yilong County, Nanchong City of Sichuan Province, she received sex reassignment surgery in Qingdao in November 2003.[1] On February 11, 2004, she was issued an ID card establishing her female identity by the Public Security Bureau of Nanchong.[2]

Chen attempted to compete in the Miss Universe contest in early 2004. Although the Miss Universe-China committee initially announced, on February 23, that she would be allowed to participate, on February 25, they retracted their original decision, stating that she would not be allowed to participate because she was not a "natural female."[3] Despite being barred from the competition, Chen was nonetheless given the opportunity to perform at the event.[4] It is believed that Lili is the first transsexual woman to attempt to compete in the Miss Universe contest.[5]

In late 2004, Chen competed in China's first Miss Artificial Beauty pageant. [6] She finished as second runner up.[6]

In 2005, she appeared in the motion picture The Secret (simplified Chinese: 隐私traditional Chinese: 隱私pinyin: yǐnsī).

Notes

Newspaper sources are not clear whether Chen attempted to enter and was rejected by the Miss World pageant or the Miss Universe pageant.

References

  1. ^ China's transsexual eyes Miss World crown[1]
  2. ^ China's transsexual eyes Miss World crown[2]
  3. ^ "Chinese transsexual disqualified for beauty contest" A copy of this article can be read at [3]
  4. ^ "Photos: Transexual steals spotlight at Miss Universe-China show" A copy of this article can be read at [4]
  5. ^ "Chinese transsexual disqualified for beauty contest" A copy of this article can be read at [5]
  6. ^ a b China's 1st Miss Plastic Surgery Pageant" A copy of this article can be read at [6] Retrieved on July 15, 2007.

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