Nevertheless, for many 'ladyboys', their deep or husky voice is often a dead give-away.
To the extent that it is often quite impossible to tell them apart from their real female counterparts. They undergo hormone replacement therapy, and most have breast implants. I was with my family on a holiday group tour to Bangkok together with many others.
These cabaret-like shows feature spectacular extravaganza-type sets and costumes, and pay tribute to the creme de la creme of the female persona, from Hollywood glam and disco divas to ladyboyw creatures and legends of the Orient. Some of them hold regular jobs like nurses, secretaries, beauticians, hair stylists, etc while many work in restaurants, bars and cabaret shows.