Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Caster Semenya gets a makeover and a new coach!
This week South African track star Caster Semenya has gone through a week of "change." She is the woman at the center of a gender controversy during last month's world track championships in Berlin, Germany.
The first change she went through this week was that of her coach quitting after feeling ashamed of not telling Caster about the gender testing she was set to undergo. He duped her into thinking she was taking a doping test. The second change she went through was appearing on the cover of a popular South African magazine titled "You." On the cover of the magazine she appears with a complete makeover putting to rest all the claims insisting she is a man.
In the photo shoot, Caster is sporting a curly hair do, a nice womanly designer dress, jewelry, makeup, and even has her nails done. What many do not know is that this is truly the first time Caster has appeared like an actual woman. Caster says she truly likes her new look.
Caster told the British Broadcasting Corporation she would like to dress up more often, but really never gets too many chances to do so.
After being subjected to all the gender controversy, Caster continued to don her cornrows and pound her chest like that of a defensive back. Lets hope Caster did this at her own peril and not simply because she wanted to prove her critics wrong. Truly if Caster wants to wear baggy clothes and dress like a man, then she should do so without being subjected to the opinion of a some jealous coaches. Former coach Wildred Daniels apparently was told the entire gender matter would stay private, unfortunately it did not happen.