Kōrero: Gender diversity

Cindy Filo as Tina Turner (3 o 3)

Cindy Filo as Tina Turner

Growing up in Samoa, Cindy Filo (also known as Cindy of Samoa) knew she didn't quite fit in with the other five boys in her family. She has toured the Pacific, New Zealand, Australia and the US as a singer and dancer, and impersonates Whitney Houston and Tina Turner. In 2008 she was a finalist in the Television New Zealand talent show Stars in their eyes, performing as Tina Turner. Filo says, 'I'm a woman with extras.'

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Johanna Schmidt, 'Gender diversity - Fa’afafine', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/28881/cindy-filo-as-tina-turner (accessed 3 June 2020)

He kōrero nā Johanna Schmidt, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, updated 1 Jul 2015