Ex-Prostitute one of several unconventional candidates running in Peru national congress elections

Ex-prostitute Angela Villon is one of several unconventional candidates vying for a seat in Peru’s national congress in elections – a reflection of the country’s growing diversity.

These atypical candidates include a Jesus actor, a cosplaying anime fan, and a leftist politician hoping to become Peru’s first transgender congresswoman.

They are among 2,572 candidates running for a seat in Peru’s 130-seat legislature, and their chosen issues vary radically.

Villon says that if she is elected, she would push for prostitution to be legalized and for its practitioners to be afforded dignity.