Love is blind and pushes you to make sensational acts to conquer your beloved. But sometimes it also makes you do foolish things, perhaps regardless of the law. In Kazakhstan, a 20-year-old boy had a surprisingly strange idea to help his girlfriend to overcome fear of examinations: he dressed as a female and introduced himself to the professors in her place.
The incident occurred in Zhetisai, in the south of the country, and led to the conviction of the young man in love to pay a fine of two thousand euro. He justified himself by saying that he made this choice because he was concerned about the health of his girlfriend, terrified by the examination. So, in a dress and with a wig on, Ayad Zhamenov – this is his name – presented himself to the professors in place of his beloved.
The examination – rigorously in falsetto in a desperate attempt to disguise his masculine voice – was something both surreal and tragic. Professors, more and more perplexed as the time went by, finally discovered the deception and threw the young out. The story has gone around the world and has moved some local billionaire who has offered to pay half the fine in place of this reckless Romeo.
Translation provided by Maria Rosaria Mastropaolo