May 17, 2007|
How can we define you?
I’m a fully operated, legally married woman. If you’d told me when I had my sex change that I’d be performing as Cher again one day, I would have laughed then slapped you in the face. But I love to perform.
I wanted to promote the show in Asia and I love Thailand, Thai culture, and Bangkok. Sometimes, I think I must be crazy to come here where the ladyboys are all so petite, though. The ones doing the show with me on the club side of Bed are great. Their lip-synching is perfect.
You feel ladyboys are accepted here?
Yes, but the government has a long way to go. I was able to have my sex changed on my birth certificate to female in the USA, so that when Delta Airlines hired me as an air-hostess they had no idea they were hiring a transsexual. You can’t do that here, and many transgender can’t lead normal lives. They are forced into the sex industry because they have nowhere else to go.
You never get bored with Cher?
I do other artists. I just did Dolly Parton last week. We do different things here, too. It’s more comedic. I like to think of myself as a well-rounded—literally "well-rounded"—artist. The Cher show alone doesn’t define me.