The 2011 Miss International Queen pageant, the world’s best known transgender pageant with the stated goal of fostering understanding of transgender communities worldwide, will be held in
Pattaya, Thailand next month.
It is wildly popular in the Land of Smiles and not only does the venue it is held in sell out, the pageant finals get national TV coverage in addition to drawing interest from various international news networks
This year’s edition of the Miss International Queen pageant will be conducted from October 31 to November 4 at Tiffany’s Show Theater in Pattaya. The competition is open to transgender and transsexual people
from around the world aged 18-36 and will allow them to show off their beauty and
And yes, there are prizes and cash they are competing for. Winners of the pageant not only get ot claim the
Miss International Queen title but cash prizes of up to $10,000 .
The Miss International Queen pageant is organized each year to help improve cultural
acceptance of transgender people and create human rights awareness, promoting Pattaya as a center for entertainment and tourism and as a charity event to raise money for the Royal AIDS Foundation.
Of course, like I’ve done on TransGriot for several years now, I’ll keep you posted on who won.