‘Queen Raquela’ reaps int’l acclaim

ShowBizAndStyle.Inquirer.net – By Bayani San Diego Jr. – Philippine Daily Inquirer

Manila, Philippines – When Cebuano transsexual Raquela Rios first met Icelandic filmmaker Olaf de Fleur Johannesson online, she thought he was looking for romance, like she was. He gave her a movie role instead.

She soon realized he was doing research for a movie. “He was in touch online with other Asian transsexuals, mostly Thai and Filipinos, but decided on a Pinoy because we are fluent in English,” said Raquela.