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“Super Boy” or ”Happy Boy”, inspired by UK show Pop idol, is a national singing contest in China for male contestants as a spin off the popular series “Super Girl” or “Happy Girl”. A 2010 Happy Boy southern division contestant Liu Zhu (刘著) are attracting more attentions recently because he went on the show looking just like a girl, wearing heavy makeup, pink stockings and high heels.
According to his Baidu wiki page, Liu Zhu was born in January 9, 1991, 1.68 meters tall from Nanchong, Sichuan province. He is currently a student of Sichuan Conservatory of Music.
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Check out this video when she went on the show in front of the judges, she was repeatedly interrupted because one judge just wouldn’t believe that he is a boy. Judge Annie Rose (安妮玫瑰) first asked if his hair was real then asked to see his id, and then even asked to examine his gender.
“I am still suspicious about your identity. Can we examine your gender?”
“How do you examine?”
“Do you choose a male judge or a female judge to verify? I still have doubts about your identity. I think you are a girl.”
“I didn’t lie. Thank you.”
“But I feel if you are lying, you are playing tricks on us and the viewers.”
“I didn’t lie or play tricks on you.”
“Then I hope the netizens will human flesh search you! Can you swear on your dignity?”
“I can swear on it on anything…”
According to the interview after, Liu Zhu has always been this way since he was young. He always dressed this way in everyday life, and his family has already accepted him. “This way is more natural, if I purposely dress like a boy just for this contest, I think it would be very fake.” “I am in deed a boy, and I dress like this every day, but I think everyone has their own choice, their own way of life.”
Here are some of his photos:
Netizens actually were angry about the way Judge Annie Rose treated him. While some netizens criticized how Judge Annie Rose’s rude behaviors, many showed full support of Liu Zhu. It is actually a big deal to enter the singing contest and go on national television like this, especially in China. Some netizens praised him being brave, real and honest.
However some think the whole thing is engineered to hype up the ratings. How naïve can Judge Annie Rose be? to think the contest staff is incapable of determining contestants’ genders, that she needs to call for a human flesh search on him?
Well, you be the judge, can you tell he is a boy?
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