Miss International Queen

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Miss International Queen Pageant
Formation2004
TypeBeauty Pageant
HeadquartersPattaya City, Chon Buri
Location
Official language
English, Thai
Interpreters provided
President
Alisa Phanthusak
Key people
Seree Wongmontha Ph D
Websitemissinternationalqueen.com

Miss International Queen® is the world's beauty pageant for transgender women from different parts of the world. The pageant was named the largest and most prestigious by CNN original documentary television series "This Is Life with Lisa Ling" aired on 26 November 2017.

The pageant is a registered trademark of Thailand's company - Tiffany's Show Pattaya Co, Ltd. It is held annually in Pattaya City, Thailand since 2004.[1] The mission of the pageant aims towards LGBTQ and Transgender awareness and equality in both society and workforce, while all the monetary profits of the actual televised show goes to the Royal Charity AIDS Foundation of Thailand.

The current Miss International Queen is Jazell Barbie Royale from United States, who was crowned on 8 March 2019.[2] She is the first woman of African descent to win this international title.[3]

History[edit]

The Miss International Queen official website states that the beauty pageant was established with the intent to, "offer an international competition for transgender and transsexual from around the world, to provide an opportunity for transgender/transsexual to be more accepted in today's world, to create transgender rights awareness among international communities and to build friendship and exchange ideas among international lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender/transsexual communities."[4]

Pageant requirements[edit]

The contestants must have been born male, can be pre- or post-operation and between the ages of 18 to 35. In addition, participants can only represent their country of birth or that listed in their passport and must not have previously joined any publication/website/adult film/prostitution showcasing nudity. Previous winners or runner-up contestants are not allowed to join again. Repeat non-placement candidates are allowed to re-submit their credentials and application.

Only about 25 semi-final contestants chosen would go on to compete in the final round and are required to participate in two weeks of activities: photo shoots, luncheons with city officials, dinner with the press, sponsor visits and community outreach, similar conditions to competitors in other beauty pageants. The final show will be aired on Thai television as well as live online streaming.

Crown design and prize[edit]

In 2011, the crown for Miss International Queen Crown was re-designed by an inspiration of butterflies and the crown of Lady Liberty. The butterflies were intended to symbolize beauty found in nature and the idea of rebirth. The crown remains with the Miss International Queen Organization at an estimated value of US$10,000.[5] The Miss International Queen winner receives cash prize of 450,000 Thai baht (about US$14,500), many sponsor gifts, an apartment at Woodlands Resort Pattaya during her reign and memories that last a lifetime.

Charity trademarks[edit]

Miss International Queen is a registered trademark and a non-profit sector of the organizer Tiffany's Show Pattaya Co., Ltd., world's largest transgender cabaret show since 1974 and sponsored by Tourism Authority of Thailand. All the monetary profits of the final televised show goes to the Royal Charity AIDS Foundation of Thailand.

Transgender inclusion in pageants[edit]

According to recent studies, transgender and transsexual individuals are often the victims of social and political discrimination.[6] The Miss International Queen pageant offers contestants the opportunity to compete and showcase their talent and beauty in a LGBT friendly environment.

Transgender pageant cases[edit]

Recent events have drawn attention to the treatment of transgender pageant contestants and how their personal identification impacts their eligibility. There have been instances where transgender and transsexual pageant winners have lost their title for not being "transgender enough".[7] On the other hand, certain participants have also been disqualified from cisgender female pageants for not being a "natural born female". In 2012, Jenna Talackova who participated in Miss International Queen in 2010 was disqualified from Miss Universe Canada on the basis of competing as a woman when she was born a male. Supporters of Talackova argue that there were no rules explicitly banning transsexuals from competing.[8] Talackova joined in the 2010 Miss International Queen competition. This instance sparked a debate as to how Talackova's gender identification affected her eligibility to compete in both competitions.[9] Talackova argued that if she was transgender, she could participate in transgender pageants. At the same time, if she identified as a woman, she would have had the right to participate fairly in the Miss Universe Canada competition.[10] Jenna Talackova's case is one that brings awareness to the public perception and personal opinions pertaining to transgenders competing in pageants.[11]

A similar case occurred later in 2016 when the winner of the Miss Transgender UK, Jai Dara Latto, was stripped of her title after pageant organizers claimed she was not living "full time" as a woman. This was after footage was uncovered of Latto walking around in boxers rather than female undergarments. Latto was pegged as a "drag queen" rather than a transgender woman and proceeded to forfeit her pageant title and earnings. Latto pledged to walk thirty miles in high heels in honor of transgender rights after the allegations.[7]

Both Talackova and Latto's cases raise the question as to who is eligible to win a cisgender pageant and also what qualifications or standards must be met in order for a transgender pageant winner to retain her title. Participants are eligible to compete and win the title of Miss International Queen if they were born male and their sexual or gender identification is that of a female. These recent events have sparked a debate involving the social inclusion and equality that is associated with an individual's sexual and gender identification.[6]

Public perception of transgender beauty pageants[edit]

General attitudes towards pageants like Miss International Queen vary among members of the population. Studies have suggested that some people are in favor of transgender inclusion in beauty pageants, while others argue that it is only fair that they compete in pageants that are exclusively for transgender contestants.[6] Although the premise of pageants has varying opinions as well, competitions like Miss International Queen offer the same opportunity to transgender women that individuals who were born female and identify as one have. Recent publications and studies claim that beauty pageants have negative impacts, while other sources suggest that pageants portray the intersectionality and dynamics of gender politics, sexual orientation, and cultural stigmas.[12]

Kathoeys and inclusion[edit]

Thailand is well-known for its high rates of sex tourism, especially in Pattaya. Miss International Queen pageant and its organization is aiming to show the transgender women that there are alternative career choices. Kathoey typically refers to a transgender woman or a very feminine acting male. A kathoey is often called a ladyboy in the English language.[13] Although Thailand is much more accepting of transgenders than most other countries, there is still a stigma that surrounds LQBTQ+ individuals. Cultural norms still suggest that someone's hobbies, mannerisms, and interests should match one's gender. So, even though kathoeys are accepted in society, a cisgender male working a typically female job is still looked down upon.[14] But, in October 1997, Thailand released a constitution that called for equal rights and treatment for all people, regardless of race, sex, gender, and more. Therefore, Thai culture slowly started to accept all individuals.

Sex reassignment surgery[edit]

Trans culture is very prevalent in Thailand due to extensive medical research done and sex-change surgeries. The first documented sex change in Thailand was in 1975, and attitudes and surgical techniques have improved much since then. On 25 November 2009, the Thailand Medical Council released a policy that was titled "Criteria for the treatment of sex change, Census 2009". Since this policy change, ninety percent of those who received a sex change operation are foreigners to Thailand.[15] With this much tourism based solely off of sex reassignment surgery, Thailand's transgender community has not only grown, but trans individuals in Thai society are accepted on a much larger scale and will continue to be so in the future if the trend continues.

Self-esteem[edit]

Transgender beauty pageants like Miss International Queen celebrate the contestants and promote awareness of the transgender community. Studies have shown that competing in prestigious beauty pageants are linked to higher levels of self-esteem.[16] These higher levels of self-esteem can stem from a stronger sense of identity experienced after competing against other transgender women. However, finishing as winners or runners-up in the beauty pageants did not further increase levels of self-esteem and confidence.[16] Instead, simply increasing the number of competitions were found to be much more effective in raising self-esteem.[16] This information shows that the result of the beauty pageant is less important in terms of self-esteem than participation in the beauty pageant itself.

Fair competition in female pageants[edit]

Transgender-only beauty pageants provide a way for transgender women to fairly compete against one another. Inclusion of transgender women in all-female beauty pageants like Miss Universe is not only less common, but raise questions about fairness of competition. One viewpoint argues that though it is politically correct to include transgender women in beauty pageants, it does not promote the spirit of a fair competition.[17] An analogy given for this theory is through the sex segregation of sports based on physical differences.[17] As most female track and field sprinters cannot run faster than male track and field sprinters because of physiological differences, transgender women cannot always portray the feminine beauty norms that judges in popular beauty pageants critique contestants on. For example, some transgender women cannot achieve the certain <emp>look</emp> that comes from the wider hips that women tend to have.[17] However, the theory acknowledges that it is difficult to determine which physical inequalities are actually relevant in judging feminine beauty and creating a fair competition.[17] With transgender-only beauty pageants, these inequalities are gone and a platform for equal competition can be established.

Judgment in pageants[edit]

Miss International Queen is owned by Tiffany's Show of Pattaya City, Thailand.[18] Its Thai contestants qualify for the competition by winning the title of Miss Tiffany's Universe which also owned by Tiffany's Show Pattaya Co. Ltd.[4] There has been controversy over the look and race of the winners of each year.[6] Over its entirety, an African diaspora trans woman won the crown for the first time in 2019.[11]

Beauty pageants and politics[edit]

Studies show that participating in beauty pageants can aid in achieving political office. In the United States, a significant 12 percent of all female governors competed in beauty pageants.[19] Many of the same skills required to compete and do well in beauty pageants apply to politics as well.[citation needed] Some of these overlapping skills include public speaking, poise under pressure, and solicitation of funds.[19] Pageant winners are often viewed as representatives of their hometown, state, or country. This experience in representing one's hometown in beauty pageants have been shown to translate over to prowess in political representation as well.[19]

The number of transgender politicians and beauty pageants are relatively low when compared to their cisgender counterparts. However, beauty pageants can still serve as a way for transgenders to attain political office because the same dynamics of cisgender beauty pageants are present in transgender pageants. Transgender beauty pageants like Miss International Queen not only bring fame and name recognition to its winners, but provide a platform to bring awareness to transgender politics.[20] Transgender beauty pageants represent a springboard to future opportunities for many transgender individuals.[20]

Titleholders[edit]

YEAR COUNTRY WINNER NATIONAL TITLE VENUE FINALIST
2020 TBA TBA TBA Pattaya City, Thailand TBA
2019  United States Jazell Barbie Royale[3] Miss USA Continental Pattaya City, Thailand 20
2018  Vietnam Nguyễn Hương Giang Miss International Queen Vietnam Pattaya City, Thailand 28
2017  Thailand Jiratchaya Sirimongkolnawin Miss Tiffany's Universe Pattaya City, Thailand 28
2016 *No contest due to mourning of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand*
2015  Philippines Trixie Maristela [18] Miss Gay Manila Pattaya City, Thailand 26
2014  Venezuela Isabella Santiago Miss Gay Venezuela Pattaya City, Thailand 22
2013  Brazil Marcela Ohio [21] Miss T Brasil Pattaya City, Thailand 25
2012  Philippines Kevin Balot [22] Miss Philippines (Transgender) Pattaya City, Thailand 25
2011  Thailand Sirapassorn Atthayakorn Miss Tiffany's Universe Pattaya City, Thailand 22
2010  South Korea Mini Han[23] Miss Korea Transgender Pattaya City, Thailand 20
2009  Japan Ai Haruna [24] Miss International Queen Japan Pattaya City, Thailand 18
2008 x No contest due to the political unrest in Thailand x
2007  Thailand Tanyarat Jirapatpakon Miss Tiffany's Universe Pattaya City, Thailand 24
2006  Mexico Erica Andrews [25] Miss USA Continental Pattaya City, Thailand 23
2005  United States Mimi Marks Miss USA Continental Pattaya City, Thailand 23
2004  Thailand Treechada Petcharat Marnyaporn Miss Tiffany's Universe Pattaya City, Thailand 22

By number of wins[edit]

COUNTRY/TERRITORY TITLES WINNER YEAR
 Thailand
4
2004, 2007, 2011, 2017
 United States
2
2005, 2019
 Philippines 2012, 2015
 Vietnam
1
2018
 Venezuela 2014
 Brazil 2013
 South Korea 2010
 Japan 2009
 Mexico 2006

Runners-up[edit]

YEAR 1st RUNNER-UP 2nd RUNNER-UP
2019  Thailand
Kanwara Kaewjin
 China
Yaya
2018  Australia
Jacqueline Angliss Gillies
 Thailand
Rinrada Thurapan
2017  Brazil
Nathalie De Oliveira
 Venezuela
Andrea Collazo
2016 No contest due to the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej
2015  Brazil
Valesca Dominik Ferraz
 Thailand
Sopida Siriwattananukoon
2014  Thailand
Nitsa Katrahong
 Laos
Piyada Inthavong
2013  USA
Shantell D'Marco
 Thailand
Nethnapada Kanrayanon
2012  Brazil
Jessika Simões
 Thailand
Panvilas Mongkol
2011  Nigeria
Sahara
 Lebanon
Margaret
2010  Japan
Ami Takeuchi
 USA
Stasha Sanchez
2009  Thailand
Kangsadal Wongdusadeekul
 Brazil
Daniela Margues
2008 No contest due to Political Turmoil
2007  Brazil
Aleika Barros
 Philippines
Chanel Madrigal
2006  Philippines
Patricia Montecarlo
 Thailand
Ratravee Jiraprapakul
2005  Korea
Yu Ri
 Thailand
Tiptantree Rujiranon
2004  India
Arisha Rani
 Philippines
Ma. Cristina Dandan

Special awards[edit]

Year Best National Costume Best Evening Gown Miss Photogenic Best Talent Miss Congeniality Most Popular Introductory Video Miss Friendly Air Asia Miss Ripley's Poppular Vote Miss Perfect Skin Best Swimming Suite
2019  Nicaragua
Tiffany Colleman
 Brazil
Rafaela Manfrini
 Thailand
Kanwara Kaewjin
 USA
Jazelle Barbie Royale
 China
Yaya
 Vietnam
Do Nhat Ha
- - - -
2018  Indonesia
Dinda Syarif
 Venezuela
Michel Epalza Betancourt
 Brazil
Isabelle Coimbra
 Vietnam
Nguyen Huong Giang
 Honduras
Amelia Vega
 Vietnam
Nguyen Huong Giang
- - - -
2017  Laos
Wanmai Thammavong
 Brazil
Lavine Holanda
 Philippines
Stacy Biano
 Italy
Roberta Marten
-  Mexico
Giselle Valero
 Malaysia
Star
- - -
2015  Australia
Sofiya Iya
 Italy
Nicole Fontanell
 Japan
Satsuki
 Australia
Taliah
- -  Peru
Dayana Valenzuela
 Philippines
Francine Garcia
- -
2014  Thailand
Nitsa Katrahong
 Venezuela
Isabella Santiago
 Thailand
Nitsa Katrahong
 USA
Samira Sitara
 Cuba
Yuni Carey
- -  Laos
Piyada Inthavong
- -
2013  Korea
Arisa South
 Brazil
Marcela Ohio
 Thailand
Nethnapada Kanrayanon
 Malaysia
Nur Sajat Fariz
 Spain
Carolina Medina
- -  Singapore
Anne Patricia Lee
- -
2012  Japan
Yuki Tachibana
 USA
Sunny Dee Lite
 Philippines
Kevin Balot
 Japan
Tukishima Beni
 Venezuela
Noa Herrera
- -  Philippines
Stefania Cruz
 Guam
Matrica Mae Centino
-
2011  Brazil
Yasmin Dream
 Japan
Karin Fujikawa
 Cuba
Yuni Carey
 China
Lucky
 USA
Mokha Montrese
- -  Philippines
Marianne Arguelles
 Thailand
Sirapassorn Atthayakorn
-
2010  Korea
Mini
 Thailand
Nalada Thamthanakorn
 Japan
Ami Takeuchi
 Colombia
Melania
 France
Stella Rocha
- -  Belgium
Barbie Gauthier
 Sweden
Alexandra
-
2009  Thailand
Kangsadal Wongdusadeekul
 USA
Sunny Dee-Lite
 Thailand
Kangsadal Wongdusadeekul
 Japan
Ai Haruna
 Philippines
Godiva Marie Arcachie
- - - - -
2007  Japan
Beni Tsukishima
 Philippines
Chanel Madrigal
 Colombia
Melania Armenta
 Venezuela
Gresia Rivas
 Germany
Ireen Sue
- -  Philippines
Rain Marie Madrigal
- -
2006  Korea
Maria
 India
Phylliscia Hsuan
 Philippines
Armela Esguera
 USA
Domanigue Shappelle
 Philippines
Shaina Marie Barber
- -  Philippines
Alexis Marinas Jaromillo
- -
2005  Korea
Yu Ri
 USA
Mimi Marks
 Philippines
Mary Jane Castro
 USA
Tiffany Ross
 Indonesia
Olivia Lauren
- - - - -
2004  Korea
Choi
 India
Arisha Rani
 Taiwan
Angela
-  Germany
Ireen Sue
- - - -  Thailand
Treechada Petcharat

List of contestants[edit]

Color key
  •      Winner
  •      Runner-up
  •      Finalist or semifinalist

The number of contestants are increasing yearly.

2019 2018 2017 2015 2014 2013 2012
 Brazil
Rafaela Manfrini
 Argentina
Sofia
 Brazil
Lavine Holanda
 Mexico
Miranda Lambardo
 Philippines
Kim Marie Villagalano
 Myanmar
Tanya Maung
 Singapore
Marla Vera
 Canada
Julie Vu
 Brazil
Isabelle Coimbra
 Myanmar
Htar Htar
 Belgium
Andrea Van Brugghe
 Brazil
Rafaela Manfrini
 Brazil
Roberta Holanda
 Russia
Veronika
 China
Yaya
 China
Ellie Cheng
 Germany
Naomi Yamaji
 Philippines
Michelle Binas
 Vietnam
Angelina May Nguyen
 Australia
Sharleng Gonzalez
 Philippines
Kevin Balot
 Ecuador
Mia Isabella Maquilón
 Colombia
Mia
 Malaysia
Shazzyra Zahry
 France
Brittanie
 Korea
Ribbon Park
 Venezuela
Chanel
 United States [26]
Ruby Bella Cruz [26]
 India
Veena Sandre
 Australia
Jacqueline Angliss Gillies
 Mongolia
Amina
 USA
Adriana Mallea
 Malaysia
Cicie Sinclair
 Philippines
Godiva Marie Archachia
 Venezuela
Noa Herrera
 Indonesia
Indah Cheryl
 France
Livia
 Vietnam
Bella
 Japan
Riyo Mizuno
 Brazil
Raika Ferraz
 Japan
Seri Fujinomiya
 Turkey
Deniz
 Japan
Van
 Honduras
Amelia Vega
 Colombia
Amethyst Dela Espriella
 Thailand
Sopida Siriwattananukoon
 Japan
Annabel Yu
 Spain
Carolina Medina
 Angola
Imanni Da Silva
 Korea
Ssehi
 India
Nitasha Biswas
 Thailand
Jiratchaya Sirimongkolnawin
 Turkey
Basak
 Turkey
Yanki Bayramoglu
 Malaysia
Nur Sajat Fariz
 Thailand
Panvilas Mongkol
 Laos
Kanrayany Phothimath
 Indonesia
Dinda Syarif
 Mexico
Giselle Valero
 Australia
Sofiya Iya
 Spain
Cristini Couto
 Thailand
Nethnapada Kanrayanon
 Philippines
Miriam Jimenez
 Malaysia
Larra Jassinta
 Israel
Elian
 Japan
Maika Kunisaki
 Laos
Inleusa
 Thailand
Nitsa Katrahong
 Australia
Victoria Martin
 Nicaragua
Berdien Lavyeska Diedrish Blandino
 Mexico
Grecia Culpo
 Italy
Marianna Melo
 Italy
Roberta Marten
 Japan
Satsuki
 Chile
Daniela Manyoma
 Japan
Annabel Yu
 Brazil
Jessika Simões
 Myanmar
Nann Mway Hnin
 Japan
Yuko
 Indonesia
Lily Bakrie
 Italy
Nicole Fontanell
 Myanmar
Myo Ko Ko San
 Indonesia
Angeline Hanum
 Japan
Tukishima Beni
   Nepal
Angel Lama
 Laos
Longsi Sinakhone
 Myanmar
Shaung Than Zin
 Malaysia
Catherina Chandran
 Nicaragua
Ithzelle Berdrinadxy
 Philippines
Andrea Justine Aliman
 Spain
Nikki Normanson Mascenon
 Nicaragua
Tiffany Colleman
 Malaysia
Suki Low
   Nepal
Aniee Lama
 Philippines
Trixie Maristela
 Mongolia
Solongo
 South Africa
Anastasia South
 Guam
Matrica Mae Centino
 Panama
Candy Pamela
 Mexico
Anahi Christobal Altuzar
 Philippines
Sabel Gonzales
 Turkey
Zuzi Narin
 Russia
Veronica Svetlova
 Brazil
Marcela Ohio
 Indonesia
Leha Angel Lelga
 Peru
Adriana Jya
 Mongolia
Solongo
 India
Bishesh Huirem
 Mexico
Brenda Contreras
 Philippines
Maria Venus Gomez
 Venezuela
Nohemi Montilla
 Brazil
Bianca hotpink
 Philippines
Nicole Guevarra Flores
 Myanmar
Juana Paing
 Brazil
Nathalie De Oliveira
 Myanmar
Nan Htet Htet Moon
 Venezuela
Isabella Santiago
 Malaysia
Patricia Asyeera Wong
 Japan
Yuki Tachibana
 Thailand
Kanwara Kaewjin
   Nepal
Swastika Lama
 Philippines
Stacy Biano
 Laos
Ninlamon Phimpha
 Laos
Piyada Inthavong
 Korea
Arisa South
 Philippines
Michelle Montecarlo
 USA
Jazelle Barbie Royale
 Nicaragua
Barbie D’Ebano
 Venezuela
Andrea Collazo
 Brazil
Valesca Dominik Ferraz
 Brazil
Mariah Fernanda
 USA
Shantell D'Marco
 Mexico
Morgana
 Venezuela
Sofia Colmenarez
 Peru
Ghina Chacon
 Malaysia
Star
 Australia
Taliah
 USA
Samira Sitara
 Japan
Akiho Nakagawa
 Romania
Tanja
 Vietnam
Do Nhat Ha
 Philippines
Carla Marie Madrigal
 Peru
Kayra
 Philippines
Francine Garcia
 Japan
Lilia Kisaragi
 Brazil
Veronica Haddad
 Philippines
Stefania Cruz
 Sri Lanka
Noel Tokuhisa
 Japan
Yuma Suzuki
 Japan
Sora Sakuragi
 Cuba
Yuni Carey
 Philippines
Kristina Cassandra Ybarra
 USA [27]
Sunny Dee Lite [27]
 Thailand
Rinrada Thurapan
 USA
Camille Anderson
 Malaysia
Nur Hendra Ikram
 India
Angela
 French Polynesia
Feleu Myroina
 Turkey
Nez Sayginer
 Laos
Savannakhet
 Singapore
Priyanka Raichanel
 Germany
Renata Ferreira
 USA [28]
Mokha Montrese [28]
 United Kingdom
Francesca
 Egypt
Laura Lawrence
 Mauritius
Anthea Diane
 Singapore
Anne Patricia Lee
 Indonesia
Dewi Fortuna
 USA
Kataluna Enriquez
 Cambodia
Reelawadee
 Peru
Dayana Valenzuela
 Vietnam
Nguyen Huong Giang
 Spain
Mishella
 Venezuela
Michel Epalza Betancourt
 Mexico
Italia Navarrete
 Laos
Wanmai Thammavong

2004 - 2011[edit]

2011 2010 2009 2007 2006 2005 2004
 Brazil
Yasmin Dream
 Sweden
Alexandra
 China
Maggie Gao
  Switzerland
Bruna Gabral
 USA
Asia Vitaie
Unknown  Japan
Miki Yoshikawa
 Nigeria
Sahara
 Japan
Ami Takeuchi
 USA
Sunny Dee-Lite
  Switzerland
Camila Pryns
 Malaysia
Shasha
Unknown  Japan
Fujiko Sakaki
 Philippines
Marianne Arguelles
 Japan
Shima Shyna
 Philippines
Jamby Lim Garcia
 Malaysia
Natasha Lim
 Philippines
Katrina Ileth Halili
Unknown  Thailand
Treechada Petcharat
 Sri Lanka
Chamila
 Belgium
Barbie Gauthier
 United Kingdom
Asunta Mae
 Philippines
Rain Marie Madrigal
 England
Leah True
Unknown  Korea
Eun Kyung
 Thailand
Sirapassorn Atthayakorn
 Philippines
Bembem Radaza
 Thailand
Kangsadal Wongdusadeekul
 Colombia
Melania Armenta
 Japan
Baby Christina Andaya
Unknown  Japan
Tsukusa Yamazaki
 China
Lucky
 Sri Lanka
Chamila
 Singapore
Camillia Dzelma
 Philippines
Perla Quigaman
 Philippines
Donita Crown Linapacan
Unknown  Japan
Tomo
 Italy
Marry de Francy
 Singapore
Cheryl Isabelle
 Japan
Bemi Tukismshi
 Mexico
Sofia Montana
 Philippines
Armela Esguera
 Brazil
Andressa
 Singapore
Sonia Slizstar
 France
Herika Borges
 Philippines
Claire Harlow
 Malaysia
Roxaanne Fonseka
 Venezuela
Gresia Rivas
 India
Phylliscia Hsuan
Unknown  Malaysia
Natasha
 Venezuela
Chanel
 Philippines
Chelsea Marie
 Philippines
Anna Marie
 Costa Rica
Ruby Bella Cruz
 Egypt
Darlene Illyana
 USA
Victoria Rall
 Korea
Choi
 Russia
Varvara Strange
 France
Stella Rocha
 Japan
Ai Haruna
 Philippines
Francine Garcia
 Philippines
Alexis Marinas Jaromillo
 Philippines
Sean Pacifico
 Philippines
Apple Pie Mendoza
 Colombia
Yania
 Canada
Jenna Talackova
 Thailand
Sorrawee Nattee
   Nepal
Akanchya Moktan
 USA
Domanigue Shappelle
Unknown  Indonesia
Vena
 Philippines
Hazel Andrada
   Nepal
Meghana Lama
   Nepal
Sandhya Lama
 Japan
Ai Haruna
 Australia
Kathrya Cole
 Korea
Yu Ri
 Germany
Ireen Sue
 India
Malaika
 Brazil
Michelly X
 Philippines
Godiva Marie Arcachie
 Thailand
Tanyarat Jirapatpakon
 Philippines
Patricia Montecarlo
 Thailand
Tiptantree Rujiranon
 Indonesia
Chenny Han
 USA
Silkie O' Hara Munro
 Korea
Mini
 Japan
Yuki Saejima
   Nepal
Anjali Lama
 Japan
Hikaru Asakawa
 USA
Tiffany Ross
 Taiwan
Cher
 Japan
Karin Fujikawa
 Philippines
Miranda Diana Kerr
 Brazil
Daniela Margues
   Nepal
Bhumika Shrestha
 Italy
Alessandea Da Costa
 USA
Mimi Marks
 Indonesia
Megie
 Venezuela
Noa Herrera
 Thailand
Nalada Thamthanakorn
 Puerto Rico
Naysha Lopez
 Brazil
Aleika Barros
 Philippines
Joyce
 Philippines
Donita Gauten
 India
Arisha Rani
 Lebanon
Margaret
 Philippines
Nixie Salonga
 USA
Stacey Jacobs
 Philippines
Chanel Madrigal
 Colombia
Diana Mascaros
 USA
Zsane' Braxton
 France
Sylvie Iynn
 Germany
Alessandra Vargas
 USA
Stasha Sanchez
 Philippines
Maria Selita Erica Fideroa
 Japan
Shining Shyna
 Philippines
Shaina Marie Barber
 Philippines
Mika Lee Adriana
 Taiwan
Angela
 Philippines
Michelle Binas
 USA
Sunny Dee Lite
 Philippines
Joana Castillanes
 Mexico
Erica Andrews
Unknown  Laos
Sendgao
 France
Estelle Roedrer
 Ecuador
Susi Villa
 Germany
Ireen Sue
 Philippines
Kristina Madrigal
Unknown  Hong Kong
Yan
 Cuba
Yuni Carey
 Colombia
Melania
 United Kingdom
Melania Robles Lacson
 Thailand
Ratravee Jiraprapakul
Unknown  Philippines
Michelle
 Chile
Vanessa
 Italy
Patricia Binotto
 Indonesia
Syllvia
Unknown  Philippines
Ma. Cristina Dandan
 USA
Mokha Montrese
 Puerto Rico
Jazmine International
 Korea
Maria
Unknown
 Japan
Beni Tsukishima

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References[edit]

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