He doesn't know whether to kiss them or kick them. Sometimes he does both. As a transvestite he is nothing unusual in a nation inundated with drag shows. Undefeated in 30 domestic bouts, he is a talented kick-boxer, but not extraordinary in the country that invented the sport. It is his audacious combination of makeup and body blows as vicious as any seen in an arena that... More >>>
By photo: Susumu Nagao
Kick-boxing champ Parinya Kiatbusaba (a/k/a Nong Tum) is called "the transvestite slugger."