23 Nov 2018

Watch: Transitioning from bullied kid to wrestling champ

12:11 pm on 23 November 2018

Leilani Tominiko watched wrestling to escape transphobic bullying as a child. The ring became her "happy place".

Now, she's a grown woman and has realised her dream by becoming the professional wrestler Candy Lee.

A new short documentary, directed by Roberto Nascimento and made for the fourth series of RNZ's Wireless Docs, tells her story.

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Candy Crush was made possible by NZ On Air.