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Bell Nuntita – Thailand’s Susan Boyle

March 17, 2011
Bell Nuntita Thailand's Susan Boyle

“Thailand’s Got Talent”, a knock-off version of America’s Got Talent, may have found its Susan Boyle.

Bell Nuntita Thailand's Susan Boyle

Bell Nuntita, aka  Nuntrita “Bell” Khampriranon, wowed judges and the audience with her feminine alto voice with her rendition of a sappy Thai pop tune. About 64 seconds into the silky smooth number, to the crowd’s amazement, she suddenly switched up her pipes and then stunned them again when she lowered her pitch to an ultra-masculine bass.

Pretty ladyboy Bell Nuntita

Nuntrita Bell Khampriranon

Bell was born male but has “evolved” into an extremely beautiful female. Hearing Bell croon like a guy got squeals from the audience. By the song’s end, the judges appeared stunned and the audience erupted with wild cheers and rapturous applause.

Bell....sorry guys, she's got a bf!

Bell’s voice was excellent as both genders in her solo duet. She, of course, got the thumbs up from all three judges, receiving a lingering hug from the male hosts.

Said one of the judges after her song: “Initially, I was certain that you were a transexual, but once you began singing, I was fooled to think that you were female. After you started the male verse, I should have trusted my gut feeling.”

Bell’s appearance is not unusual in Thailand where thousands of young men take female hormones and dress as females in a culture called Katoey, or Ladyboy. It seems that Bell has a boyfriend so guys, you are out of luck.

Pretty, isn't he?

Pretty, isn't "she'?

The video of Bell’s performance has gone viral. The feel-good vibes come to an abrupt halt around 4:30 on the video, when Bell recounts her dark family history.

“I’ve been ridiculed a lot, like, ‘you fag’ or stuff like that. But I’ve had to keep it inside the whole time,” she said in a later interview, telling of her transgender journey. “And my dad would not accept me, to the point where he hits me so I could change back from being a transsexual to being ‘normal’.”

“I just want to tell my dad that I love him so much and I can do this.”

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  • Reply Don Meu March 26, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    I have lived in Thailand almost 11 years total.
    I have always said the most beautiful woman i have ever seen was a man.

  • Reply YankerDoodle March 27, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Um, its not a knock off version…its the Thai version with legally purchased rights to do a Thai version of the show. This is called a spin-off.

  • Reply minh ngoc April 5, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    chi ay that tuyet voi, mong chi se cat tieng hat ngot ngao cua minh den voi moi nguoi, em iu chi bell nuntita, chi hay co len

  • Reply Anna April 10, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    I don’t care what he/she is. It’s just that… She’s/he’s so amazing… Thumbs up

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