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Woman wears colander for driver's license photo

India TV News Desk 18 Nov 2014, 8:03:23 AM IST
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Salt Lake City: A Utah woman says she encountered only brief resistance to getting her driver's license photo taken while wearing a colander as a religious statement.

Asia Lemmon, whose legal name appears on her driver's license as Jessica Steinhauser, says the pasta strainer represents her beliefs in the satirical Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Utah Driver License Division Director Nannette Rolfe says officials determined it is an established religion, so adherents are allowed to wear the headgear as long as their face is visible.

The Spectrum of St. George reported Monday that Lemmon is a former porn star who performed under the name Asia Carrera.

She calls herself a proud atheist.

The Flying Spaghetti Monster movement started in 2005 as a protest against teaching intelligent design in Kansas schools.