P.C. Air, a new airline in Thailand, is the first not just in the country but also in the world to hire transsexuals as flight attendants.
Known as ‘katoeys’ or ‘ladyboys,’ transgenders and transsexuals have greater visibility in Thailand than in many other nations.
These flight attendants are excited by the opportunity but they said they were aware they needed to prove themselves.
‘People will keep their eyes on us… There will be more pressure,’ said Dissanai Chitpraphachin, 23, who was crowned as Thailand’s most beautiful transvestite in 2007.