Fulvia Celica Siguas Sandoval

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Fulvia Celica Siguas Sandoval was a Peruvian transsexual woman. She had 64 different operations since 1979,[1] to change her physical sexual characteristics, or for cosmetic enhancements, and is the Guinness Book of World Records record holder for the most gender reassignment surgeries.[2] Sandoval, who was on TV for practicing clairvoyance, hit the news in 1998, when she registered as a candidate in the mayoral elections in Lima, Peru.[3] She reported to the news agency Reuters: "I have liked politics for a long time, but people like me have always been marginalized. Because I have been operated on, they think I am simply a queer."

Sandoval died on September 10, 2004, in her apartment in Jesus María, Lima.[4]


  1. ^ "Listos los récords del 2006" [2006 records, ready] (in Spanish). El Tiempo (Colombia). 
  2. ^ "Most gender reassignment surgery". Guinness Book of World Records. Retrieved 18 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Alva, Gina (5 May 1998). "Transexual Fulvia Célica. Su incursión en la política la pone en el candelero. Ver carta `Alma Femenina'" [Transexual Fulvia Celica. Her foray into politics puts her in the spotlight. See letter `Alma Femenina '.]. Nos Escriben y Contestamos (in Spanish). New York. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Fallece Fulvia Célica, una de las primeras y mas reconocida transexual de Perú" [Fulvia Celica died, one of the first and most recognized transsexuals in Peru] (in Spanish). 2004-09-13. Retrieved 16 January 2013.