Tipping the scales at 100kg, Nok is not only happy with her sexuality but also her fulsome figure. The transvestite's employers constantly chide her to lose weight. Nok, who dances in the comedy section of the cabaret, is more interested in the city's cuisine than worrying what people think of her. 'I love the spare ribs at dim sum and I will miss visiting the local markets and buying snacks,' says the 24-year-old, university-educated transvestite from Thailand. 'Hong Kong people have good hearts and give the most tips. And the men are very cute. I like Edison Chen Koon-hei. But I need money more than a boyfriend now. If I did find one in the future, though, I would not tell him I am a transvestite until we were deeply in love,' said Nok (below). Backstage before the show, the girls were busy gluing on fake lashes, putting on makeup and brushing their hair. Since performers only get six-month visas, the girls have begun counting down the days before they have to leave Hong Kong. Their visas expire on December 22. However, not everyone feels the same way as Nok. The star of the show and runner-up to last year's King King Contest, Gip, a transsexual, is saving up to get her voice changed. The 34-year-old, who believes she look like actress Gong Li, has stuck with the tour for nine years. After all, the company paid for her sex change and plastic surgery. 'Some people are rough and some are nice. That is the way of the world,' said the soft-spoken performer. 'We have to respect every client so all we can do is tell them nicely. I tell them that even though I am a transsexual I have the same feelings their wife would have.' Gip, whose dream lover is Andy Lau Tak-wah, understood that a lot of the audience were there for a 'freak show'. 'I think it is half and half. People come here to watch us perform but they also want to see us because we are men. But I like my job.'