Anjali Lama Biography
Name : Anjali Lama
Birthplace :- Nuwakot
Almamater:- Tri Chandra College
Anjali Lama is Nepal’s first transgender model .She is also the first Transgender model to walk in Lakme Fashion week runway . Anjali was selected as model for Lakme Fashion Week on her second attempt .She initially gave audition for it Winter Festive Show but got rejected but She didnot give up .She tried again and got selected for Lakme Fashion Week Summer Collection that will be held in Febraury in 2017 at Jio Garden , Mumbai.
Anjali was born as boy named Nabin Waiba in family of farmers in Nuwakot . Waiba was different from others he didnot conform to gender stereotypes . It brought self doubt and confusion to Waiba who he really was and what is his identity . Lama underwent sex change operation after moving to Kathmandu for higher studies.She became Anjali Lama from Nabin Waiba.
Had done schooling from Shree Gyan Jyoti Secondary School , she pursued higher studies in Tri Chandra College .Anjali had to struggle with sexual standards imposed by society .But She always build up her confidence and has no shy to reveal her true identity .
Lama came to spotlight after participating in Transgender Peagant named “Miss Pink” in 2007 .Although She couldnot win the title , She made it to Top 10 .She revealed her identity to the society through this peagant .She later also participated in International Trans Peagant named Miss International Queen in Thailand.
Anjali had tough time .She struggled to become a model .She was rejected numerous times but She never gave up .She tried and had her professional photoshoot in 2009 as cover girl for Vow Magazine .She was later featured in many other magazines and walked in for many prestigious rampshows .She thus , became First Nepali Transgender Model.
A 50 min documentary on her life , namely ” Anjali -Living under someone else skin ” was filmed on her journey from rural boy to beautiful bold model .
Here’s short promo