A former pornstar has been allowed to wear a colander on her head in her driving licence photo because of her Pastafarian faith.
Asia Lemmon, whose legal name is Jessica Steinhauser, said the colander is a symbol of her membership of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, a satirical group that encourages a light-hearted view of religion.
And Ms Lemmon, who performed under the name of Asia Carrera as an adult film star in the early 2000s, has been allowed to wear the kitchen item on her head by the Division of Motor Vehicles office in Hurricane, Utah.
‘I’m a really proud, outspoken atheist,’ she told The Spectrum.
‘I am proud of Utah for allowing freedom of all religions in what is considered by many to be a one-religion state.’
Two-thirds of Utah residents identify as Mormons, while the state is also home to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Bobby Henderson, who founded the CRSM, said they were fortunate to have Ms Lemmon as a member of the church.
‘I’m 100 percent sure Asia is doing this for good-natured reasons. She’s great,’ he said.