Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

The Monk Who Became The Most Beautiful Model In Thailand.

In light of the recent hiccup in Washington regarding transgenders no longer being able to serve in the military, it should come as no surprise that everyone's trying to prove to the world that the reasons behind this rash decision is misguided. To that end, we bring you the beautiful Mimi Tao, a 22-year-old Trans woman from Thailand who went from a male Buddhist monk to one of the prettiest girls in the world.

Mimi Tao may look like a beautiful woman, but she wasn't always one.

The 22-year-old eye catching beauty was born a male, and at age 12, she was sent to an all-boys temple school in Thailand to become a Buddhist monk.

Mimi Tao may look like a beautiful woman, but she wasn't always one.

Believe it or not, Mimi's start at the monastery was a means to help her family out.

They were having financial issues, which made it difficult to feed everyone in her family. Ultimately, the experience saved her life and allowed her to discover the woman that was buried inside of her.

Believe it or not, Mimi's start at the monastery was a means to help her family out.

Her intense reflection made her more self-aware of who she was, but that meant a huge change.

Aside from becoming transgender, Mimi decided to leave the monastery, though she admits that she might still consider going back someday to become a monk and lead what she considered an ideal life.

Her intense reflection made her more self-aware of who she was, but that meant a huge change.

Growing up, everything was hush, hush until she was behind closed doors.

Mimi began acting, talking, and feeling like a girl. She even took interest in other things like putting on make-up, but in public and in front of her brethren, she would hide who she really was.

Growing up, everything was hush, hush until she was behind closed doors.

As expected, she encountered harsh criticism when the truth finally came out.

But Mimi had big dreams, so to avoid rejection, she headed to Singapore and spent a little time there figuring out how to get into the modeling world through television and commercials.

As expected, she encountered harsh criticism when the truth finally came out.

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