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Businessman comes out

Messages of love, support, and well wishes poured from the business and motoring community, as well as from ordinary netizens, for prominent businessman Ian Angelo King, who publicly came out as transgender on social media site Instagram yesterday.

Son of the late Archimedes King, the philanthropist who founded the Victoria Court chain of hotels, and Ling Ling King, Ian is well known as the manager of the chain and his personal automotive business, Car Porn Racing.

Although Ian, who has chosen the name Angelina Mead King, has been transitioning for quite a while (and taking his HRT shots since seven months ago), it was the one-word caption on a photo his wife of five years, celebrity host and supermodel Joey Mead King, posted that broke the Internet – a photo of Angelina or Angie floating on her back in a pool wearing a two-piece swimsuit, with a simple caption that read, “Freedom.” Angelina says that the “Mead” in her trans-name is in honor of Joey, “my rock and No. 1 supporter.” (Krizette Chu)