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In the show, parents sit on chairs that move forward when they approve of one of the single girls on stage. Emphasis is put on youth under 30good looks, simple past relationships, a good career, a gentle attitude and family-centered values. And for men, wealth.
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When a girl with a doctorate degree stepped on the stage, the following caption appeared on screens: Yet Jin Xing has told the audience that she is proud of the show: She once told the Huffington Post: The military male dancer turned woman celebrity Jin Xing was born in in Shenyang in northern China. This background allowed Jin to enjoy many privileges.
By age nine, she was admitted to a prestigious troupe and trained in traditional dance and acrobatics. Both are considered strong propaganda tools in China. With her dancing talents, Jin quickly rose to the high ranks in the military. However, her ambitions and visions for life were beyond the confines of the army. Inshe received a scholarship from the Asia Society and left for New York to study modern dance and improve her English.
Inafter returning to China at the age of 26, Jin once again joined the establishment: However, Jin then felt increasingly uncomfortable in her own skin, and eventually made a decision: InChinese doctors had almost no experience with such operations, but she still she felt a pull to make the change at home.
Luckily, her parents were supportive, which she has said became the backbone of her confidence in her new life.
However, a lack of oxygen to one of her legs during the hour surgery put her whole career in jeopardy. The doctors were adamant that Jin would have trouble walking again, let alone dancing. They even signed her disability papers. In an interview with Hollywood ReporterJin described this period as the most difficult of her life: I wanted to become a woman, but I didn't want to be handicapped. I didn't want to lose my leg… Maybe I needed to sacrifice more to get to what I wanted.
It's not that easy to get what you want. If it was so easy, everyone would do it.
Over the following year she made a full recovery and eventually — and rather miraculously — returned to the stage as a woman. Jin Xing at rehearsals of her show 'Shanghai Tango'. A recovered Jin went through a re-incarnation. She founded her own modern dance troupe in Shanghai, and her story brought her nationwide fame. Her sharp-tongued comments often brought aspiring performers to tears, which earned her the title of Poisonous Tongue and made her an even more beloved TV personality.
A single mother who found a loving husband In addition to her stage success, Jin also became well-known because of her adoption of three children as a single mother. In China adopting children and being a single mother are both rare, and Jin is considered exceptionally courageous. Of course I have love in my dancing, on the stage.
But still I have too much love to give. I was deeply appreciative, I love kids. So I have no problem adopting. But I finally reached my limit when one of my dates bumped into someone he knew when we were together.
His silence told me exactly how much I meant to him. After realizing that I deserved so much better and was wasting my time with these guys, I stopped giving them attention.
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These are men who find me attractive, but are initially hesitant because of my trans-ness. One guy in particular seemed to really like me. We vibed well and there was sexual tension building during our dates. Then poof, he was gone. After a couple of minutes, I got a text from him while waiting alone at our table that said he had to leave because my transgender status was giving him anxiety.
After that, I stopped chasing guys who were too concerned about their feelings to even think about mine. While most people only consider the profile pic before swiping right or left, for me, the text on my profile is crucial. I get plenty of matches on Tinder, but within 24 hours around half of them un-match or block me after reading my profile.
Screenshot courtesy of Janelle Villapando However, I recently went on a date with a guy who was tall, handsome, funny and had his shit relatively together. We met in the late afternoon and enjoyed our frozen yogurt in perfect patio weather. It was going really well!