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Chen Lili 陳笠笠 - TPOC Thursday

Chen Lili is a model, singer, actress and trans woman from the People’s Republic of China.  

Chen Lili made the news in 2004 when she became the first known trans woman to attempt to compete in Miss Universe. The committee for Miss Universe China decided that because of her trans status she would not be allowed to participate despite them allowing her to perform. She did, however, compete in Miss Artificial Beauty pageant which is the Chinese version of the Miss Plastic Surgery pageant. 

She has since appeared in the movie The Secret and during her career has released several songs and has worked with the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Naval Song and Dance Troupe.