Anjali Lama - A Nepali who is India's first transgender model

Dec 06, 2018, 18:00 IST
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    Anjali Lama is a Nepali who became the first transgender model to walk the runway when at an Indian fashion show during the Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai in 2017. Pics/Anjali Lama social media account

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    Anjali Lama, who was born a man in rural Nepal, was ostracised by members of her own family after telling them 12 years ago that she wanted to live as a woman

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    Anjali Lama overcame abuse and prejudice to become Nepal's first transgender model

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    Anjali Lama was born Nabin Waiba to a family of poor farmers in remote Nuwakot in Nepal.

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    Anjali Lama took the decision to dress as a woman for the first time in 2005

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    Anjali Lama found some acceptance in Kathmandu, where she moved to study, and later became an activist for an LGBT rights group called Blue Diamond Society

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    Anjali Lama had partial sex reassignment surgery in 2009 and her interest in modelling was piqued the following year when she was pictured on the front cover of a magazine

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    Anjali Lama enrolled in modelling classes to pursue a full-time career in modelling

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    In 2014, Anjali Lama featured in a documentary titled Anjali: Living Inside Someone Else's Skin

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    Anjali Lama's dream is to follow other transgender models onto major catwalks such as New York, Milan and Paris

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    Anjali Lama wanted to make a difference with her turn at Lakme Fashion Week which was in regards to acceptance for transgenders

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    Nepal's first transgender model Anjali Lama poses during a fitting ahead of the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017 in Mumbai. Pic/AFP

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    Nepali transgender model Anjali Lama poses during a promotional event for Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai. Pic/AFP

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    Nepal's model Anjali Lama poses during a fitting ahead of the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017 in Mumbai. Pic/AFP

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    Nepal's first transgender model Anjali Lama (L) gestures to another model during a fitting ahead of the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017 in Mumbai. Pic/AFP

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    Nepal's first transgender model Anjali Lama (L)poses for the cameras during a fitting session ahead of the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017 in Mumbai. Pic/AFP

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    Nepal's first transgender model Anjali Lama (L)in conversation with another model ahead of the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017 in Mumbai. Pic/AFP

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    Transgender model Anjali Lama in a Monisha Jaising outfit at the Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2017. Pic/AFP

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    Anjali Lama first auditioned for Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2016 and was rejected. Pic/AFP

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    Transgender model Anjali Lama in a Monisha Jaising outfit at the Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2017. Pic/AFP

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    Anjali Lama chooses to live life on her own terms. She has surely set an example for other models.

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