I’m posting this because it seems rather simple, but it took me a while to find – even with some tips from some helpful people in the #django IRC channel.

Let’s say you have a ChoiceField set up like the documents describe:

 

class Foo(models.Model):
    GENDER_CHOICES = (
        ('M', 'Male'),
        ('F', 'Female'),
    )
    gender = models.CharField(max_length=1, choices=GENDER_CHOICES)

Now, you want to display the gender field in a template. If you use the {{ person.gender }} variable, you would get “M” or “F” to display on your page. But what if you want “Male” or “Female”? Then you would use {{ person.get_gender_display }}.

Nifty.