|Born||Felipe Silva de Araújo
14 February 1983
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
|Other names||Patrícia Oliveira
Araújo was born into a middle-class family in Governador Island (Rio de Janeiro), Brazil, and named Felipe. At 12, Araújo kissed a classmate inside the public school where she studied. This event generated rumours that came to the school board's attention, and Araújo was persecuted by the supervisor. Thinking that the employee's intention was only to help her, Araújo confessed she was gay. As a result she was expelled from school in 1997 while in seventh grade.
After the incident, Araújo confessed to her parents, Severino Araújo and stay-at-home Terezinha Araújo, both evangelicals, that she saw herself as a woman, not a man, and was attracted to males. Her older brother, whose name she does not disclose, wanted her to be expelled from the house because of it, but her parents supported her.
Araújo began to dress as a woman, and guided by a transvestite who lived near her home, began taking birth control pills to become more feminised. At 15 years of age, she married a man twenty years older and lived in São Paulo. The relationship lasted four years and soon after it ended, Araújo returned to Rio de Janeiro to find work and complete high school. She could not find work and subsequently went into prostitution, first in Brazil and later in Italy, using the name Patricia Chantily.
In 2009 Araújo was featured in Rio Fashion Week. She has also worked as an actress in the miniseries A Lei e o Crime and the telenovela Luz do Sol, both of the Brazilian television network Rede Record. In April 2009 she posed along with the model Pamela Sanches, for the magazine A Gata da Hora.
When Patricia was performing in erotic films, she was known for not showing her breasts because her nipples were "crossed" or wall eyed. She recently had surgery to correct this problem, and now has allegedly "perfect" breasts.
Legally, her name is Patrícia Oliveira.
- Miss Brazil Transsex 2002
- Miss T-girl World 2004
- Miss Universo Trans 2005
- Rogue Adventures 5 (1999)
- Shemale Yum Takes On Brazilian Transsexuals 3 (2002)
- Gia Darling's Shemale Slumber Party (2003)
- Big-Ass She-Male All-Stars (2003)
- She-Male Slumber Party (2003)
- Trans X 2 (2003)
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