Meet Manko, an English SuicideGirl who says she enjoys the smell of hair bleach and being mistaken for a transvestite.


Name: Manko

Location: United Kingdom

Occupation: Deconstructing reality

Into: People who have notes written on their hand in blue biro

Not into: That question “Who is the girl behind the image?”

Makes me happy: The smell of hair bleach, jinxing people on my blacklist and getting mistaken for a tranny

Makes me sad: That David Bowie ruined his fabulous Ziggy Stardust fangs in the States in the 80s

Five things I can’t live without: A handful of people and plane tickets to see them

I spend most of my free time: Dressing up, wallowing in self-obsession, excessively drinking, mocking things, making things, entertaining my alter ego, not being very nice, dreaming

Favorite bands:

  1. My Toys Like Me
  2. Ebony Bones
  3. Foetus
  4. The Fall
  5. Noblesse Oblige

Favorite films:

  1. ‘Funeral Parade of Roses’
  2. ‘Spider Baby’

Favorite books:

  1. Stolen Diaries
  2. Joe Orton Diaries
  3. Jayne County – Man Enough To Be a Woman
  4. Almost Transparent Blue
  5. Charles Bukowski
  6. Christopher Hitchens

Favorite TV shows:

  1. ‘Pete and Dud’
  2. ‘David Attenborough’

Favorite artists:

  1. Francis Bacon
  2. Toshio Saeki

SuicideGirls is a community that celebrates alternative beauty and alternative culture from all over the world. Since 2001, tens of thousands of models have submitted millions of photos to their website hoping to become SuicideGirls.


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