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From man to female beauty contestant

world Updated: Jun 22, 2013 01:47 IST

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A transgender woman from Barry, South Wales, is competing alongside 11 other contestants for Miss Diamond Queen 2013, to be held in London on Saturday.

Just three years ago, Dani St. James was a man called Daniel, however, it wasn’t until he became an 18-year-old that he made the decision to leave his life as a man.

But St. James, who is employed as a manager at a nightclub in Camden, confessed that her transition from male to female began at an early age.