Ayana Tsubaki

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Ayana Tsubaki
Native name 椿姫 彩菜
Born (1984-07-15) 15 July 1984 (age 32)
Tokyo Japan
Nationality Japanese
Occupation TV personality and model
Website www.tsubaki-ayana.jp

Ayana Tsubaki (椿姫 彩菜?, Tsubaki Ayana, born 15 July 1984 in Tokyo) is a Japanese transgender TV personality and fashion model.[1][2]


Tsubaki entered Aoyama Gakuin University as a male, but left in the second year to work at a transsexual bar in Kabukichō, Tokyo.[1] In July 2006, she underwent sex reassignment surgery in Phuket, Thailand,[3] and in December 2006, officially changed her registered gender from male to female in the koseki family registry. She resumed studies at Aoyama Gakuin University from April 2007.[1] She also works as a fashion model for the Koakuma Ageha girls' fashion magazine.[1]

TV appearances[edit]



  • Watashi, danshikō shusshin desu (わたし、男子校出身です?, I Went to a Boys' School) (June 2008)[3]
  • C'est ma vie, photo book (October 2008) [5]
  • Tsubaki izen (椿姫以前, Before Tsubaki) (January 2009)[6]


  1. ^ a b c d e ニューハーフ現役女子大生モデル・椿姫彩菜、赤裸々に「性」を語る [Transsexual student model Ayana Tsubaki talks frankly about "sex"]. Sports Hochi (in Japanese). Japan: The Hochi Shimbun. 14 July 2008. Archived from the original on 10 December 2008. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Fujimoto, Taro (31 August 2008). "Transsexual celebrity Ayana Tsubaki introduces Coppola's new film". Japan Today. Japan: GPlusMedia Co., Ltd. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  3. ^ a b 現役女子大生ニューハーフモデル、椿姫彩菜の初エッセイがドラマ化 [Student transsexual model Ayana Tsubaki sees first essay turned into drama]. Livedoor News (in Japanese). Japan: Line Corporation. 18 June 2008. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  4. ^ 椿姫彩菜が“就活”ドラマで女優デビュー [Ayana Tsubaki debuts as actress in "Shukatsu" drama]. Oricon Style (in Japanese). Japan: Oricon ME Inc. 23 March 2009. Retrieved 27 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "C'est ma vie" photo book on CDJapan Archived 21 February 2009 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 14 February 2009.
  6. ^ 椿姫以前 on Amazon.com Retrieved on 14 February 2009. (in Japanese)

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