Barack Obama's former nanny has been revealed as a gay transgender
man who made the future president laugh by trying on his mother's
'Evie' cared for the boy she called Barry when his mother Ann Dunham
moved to the Indonesian capital of Jakarta in the late 1960s.
The nanny, who turned to prostitution after the family left and now
lives in a slum, met the future commander-in-chief's mother at a
cocktail party in 1969.
Dunham, who had moved to the country two years earlier with her
second husband Lolo Soetoro, sampled Evie's beef steak and fried
rice and was so impressed that she offered her a job.
It did not take long before she was also eight-year-old Barack's
carer, playing with him and bringing him to and from school.
Neighbours recalled they often saw Evie, who believes she is really
a woman, leave the house in the evening fully made up and dressed in
But when the family left in the early 1970s, things started going
downhill. Evie moved in with a boyfriend. That relationship ended
three years later, and she became a sex worker.