Tuesday, September 06, 2016
5th Annual Miss Trans Star International Pageant
We still have several national Miss Universe organizations (Mexico, Venezuela) that even though the parent Miss Universe organization's rules allows qualified trans women who are 18-27 to enter and compete, they transphobically refuse to allow trans entrants.
The longest running trans pageant open to international contestants with international recognition has been the Thailand based Miss International Queen one that I've covered on these TransGriot electronic pages. The Thais also have the Miss Tiffany pageant for Thai trans women only that happens in May.
In the United States, we have the prestigious Miss Continental Pageant that has been around since it was founded by Jim Flint in 1980 and just concluded its annual Labor Day weekend competition to crown its new queen yesterday.
Miss International Queen one has been around since 2004 and currently has the most international acclaim and news coverage since that time. It has become a sought after title for trans women around the globe. But with increasing criticism of its all Thai judges panel that got louder after a controversial 2011 end to it, exacerbated by the fact there has never been an African descended girl win Miss International Queen, much less a dark skinned beauty period, I'm not surprised that other international trans pageants are popping up in different parts of the world.
one of the 28 women entered in the 2016 edition of this pageant is another one of my international trans homegirls in Miss SaHHara. She'll be representing her birth nation of Nigeria, and she was the runner up at Miss International Queen in 2011.
Well, you know I'll have my eye on this upcoming pageant. Best of luck to my sis Miss SaHHara and all the women competing in Barcelona for this title.