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World champion Caster Semenya is a cover girl

“Wow, look at Caster now!” is the headline on a South African glossy magazine. It carries a picture of Caster Semenya, the athlete at the centre of a gender testing controversy, wearing makeup, jewellery, a new hairstyle and a glamorous dress.

The women’s 800m world champion, whose androgynous appearance sparked global debate, has been given a makeover in a photoshoot for You magazine.

Over four pages the teenager is seen modelling designer dresses, jackets, skirts, tight leather trousers and high heels. It is a radical departure for the woman who grew up in a rural village wearing trousers and tracksuits, playing football with boys and eschewing western fashions.

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Her deep voice, masculine build and suddenly improved performances led to speculation over her sex and prompted world athletics’ governing body to order a gender test, the results of which are still unpublished….Read More

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2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. King Pin

    September 8, 2009 at 12:23 am

    Why only now? Now that she won the race.. How come they did not bring the issue before the actual competition happened? Hhmmmmm…

  2. Amy

    September 9, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    I hope getting a make over made her feel good.

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