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Cross-dressing boy Liu Zhu stuns judges at China's 'Super Boy' singing contest

Updated: 05 May 2010
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Liu Zhu is currently a student of Sichuan Conservatory of Music 
  
      
 
     
Photos of Liu Zhu. Click to enlarge
 
“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.
 
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 is the interview:

Q: We saw the judge kept questioning your identity. Do you feel bad for it?

A: It's OK, I've got used to it. I knew I would face questions. It's normal.

Q: You are a boy, why you don't dress like a boy to this selection?

A: Because I've dress like this since I was a child. It's more nature to keep my dressing style. If I change my dressing for this selection especially, I think it's very fake.

Q: I have a question. You are really a boy, but do you also dress like a girl in your daily life?

A: Oh…I don't know how to answer your question. I dress the same way in my daily life, and I'm a real boy.
 
This video has viewed 2,465,743 times on youku.com in five days. Most of the comments below the video are supportive to Liu Zhu, but mad at the the rude judge Anni Meigui's behaviors. Some said she's trying to gain fame by acting in such an ugly way, and suggested to give her a Fresh Search.
 
 Click to listen to the full version of Liu Zhu's original song "Piao (Gone with the wind)"
 
Click to watch Liu Zhu's latest performances in this "live update" streaming video  
 
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?
  
SOURCE: China Hush
 
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Comments Area ( Total Comments: 3 )
huxing6605 Commented on 23 May 2010
现在已经不信被淘汰了.原因很多,有人说广电总局不允许她这类行的人在电视上存在,怕误导青少年,有人说是先关电视台为了某个计划。但无论是哪一钟原因,都比较对刘著liuzhu 是一种伤害。
daveartistic Commented on 06 May 2010
I guess the judge only is envious of how a boy can sings like a girl and dress better than a woman. Go go go for him
xinwenman Commented on 05 May 2010
If sHE makes through to the finals and win the competition, sHE would make it big. And the rating for the show will rockets up as long more netizens support "her" talent to generate more interest in the show.