Ananova: Asteroid Named after Bulgarian Gypsy Azis

Society | November 7, 2005, Monday // 00:00
Ananova: Asteroid Named after Bulgarian Gypsy Azis Azis will really become a star with his own asteroid. Photo by

A new asteroid is to be named after a transvestite gypsy folk singer from Bulgaria, the Ananova agency broke.

The asteroid, which was spotted in the Taurus constellation, is likely to get the name Azis.

A team of Bulgarian astronomers have discovered the minor planet, with the help of scientists from Spain and the UK.

Bulgaria's scientists suggested the name Azis because of the singer's tremendous popularity in the country, Ananova says.

The agency explains that Azis is a controversial figure in the conservative country as he is openly homosexual.

Indeed, the Roma performer is famous for his pompous feminine costumes and the series of plastic surgeries he had, including liposuction and penis enhancement.

The past summer Azis attracted extra attention by running for an MP post. He was campaigning for the Evroroma faction, which consequently failed to enter Parliament.

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