12/26/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Transvestite Ex-MP Wins Italian Celeb Reality Show

The first transvestite elected to the Italian parliament, Vladimir Luxuria, garnered the votes of most TV viewers Monday night as the winner of the reality TV show "Celebrity Island."

The 43-year-old served in parliament for two years as a member of the Refoundation Communist Party before losing his bid for re-election in April.

Over the past six weeks Luxuria, whose real name is Wladimiro Guadagno, has been a star on reality TV, trying to survive living on the beaches of Honduras with other celebrity "survivors". In the end viewers picked Luxuria as their favourite.

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