The annual Miss International Transgender Queen Pageant was held in Pattaya, Thailand on Friday. The beauty pageant, complete with a talent competition, aims to celebrate the beauty, talents and acceptance of transgender and transsexual people. All twenty one contestants from fifteen different countries were born male and look incredible in an evening gown. Want to see more? Find out who took the crown and browse the gallery below!


Last year’s winner, Thailand’s Sirapassorn “Sammy” Atthayakorn (right) poses with Miss Thailand. Some controversies surrounding the pageant claim Miss International Queen Pageant is rigged in favor of their homeland Thai queens. This year, however, it was Kevin Ballot from the Philippines that took home the crown:


The Miss International Queen winner was awarded $10,000 plus an apartment in Pattaya for one year, a Thai cell phone and of course, the beautiful winning crown that she must return next year. Congrats, Kevin! [via Buzzfeed]

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