Miss International Queen

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Miss International Queen
Formation 2004
Type Beauty Pageant for Transgender women
Headquarters Pattaya City, Chon Buri
Location
Official language
English, Thai
Interpreters provided
President
Alisa Phanthusak
Key people
Seree Wongmontha, PhD
Website missinternationalqueen.com

Miss International Queen is the world's largest and most prestigious beauty pageant for transgender women from different parts of the world. It is held annually in Pattaya City, Thailand since 2004.[1]

The mission of the pageant aims towards LGBT and Transgender awareness and equality in both society and workforce, while the monetary profits of the actual televised show goes to the Royal Charity AIDS Foundation of Thailand.

The current Miss International Queen is Jiratchaya Sirimongkolnawin from the Thailand, who was crowned on 10 March 2017.

Pageant requirements[edit]

The contestants must have been born male, can be pre or post-operation and between the age 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 magazine publication/website showcasing total frontal 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 stay together for 2 weeks to participate in activities: photo shoots, luncheons with city's officials, dinner with the press, visit sponsors and community outreach, similar conditions to competitors in the female beauty pageant. The final show will be aired on live broadcast Thailand's television as well as live online streaming.

Some of the pageant objectives are: creating transgender rights awareness among international communities, to build friendship, sportsmanship and exchange ideas between international LGBTQ communities.[2]

Crown redesign[edit]

In 2011, the crown for Miss International Queen Crown was re-designed by an inspiration of butterflies and the crown of Lady liberty.

Charity trademarks[edit]

Miss International Queen® is a registered trademark of the organizer Tiffany's Show Pattaya Co., Ltd., world's largest transgender cabaret show since 1974 and sponsored by Tourism Authority of Thailand, Thai AirAsia.[1] All proceeds from the final show are donated to Thailand's Royal AIDS Foundation.

Titleholders[edit]

YEAR COUNTRY WINNER NATIONAL TITLE VENUE FINALIST
2016/17  Thailand Jiratchaya Sirimongkolnawin Miss Tiffany's Universe Pattaya City, Thailand 25
2015  Philippines Trixie Maristela [3] Miss Gay Manila Pattaya City, Thailand 26
2014  Venezuela Isabella Santiago Miss Gay Venezuela Pattaya City, Thailand 20
2013  Brazil Marcela Ohio[2] Miss T Brasil Pattaya City, Thailand 25
2012  Philippines Kevin Balot[4] Miss Philippines Pattaya City, Thailand 25
2011  Thailand Sirapassorn Atthayakorn Miss Tiffany's Universe Pattaya City, Thailand 20
2010  South Korea Mini Han[5] Miss Korea Pattaya City, Thailand 20
2009  Japan Ai Haruna[6] Miss Japan Pattaya City, Thailand 30
2008 x No Contest Held Due to the Political Unrest in Thailand x
2007  Thailand Tanyarat Jirapatpakon Miss Tiffany's Universe Pattaya City, Thailand 25
2006  Mexico Erica Andrews[7] Miss Trans Mexico Pattaya City, Thailand 26
2005  United States Mimi Marks Miss USA Continental Pattaya City, Thailand 25
2004  Thailand Treechada Petcharat Marnyaporn Miss Tiffany's Universe Pattaya City, Thailand 26

Winners[edit]

YEAR WINNER 1st RUNNER-UP 2nd RUNNER-UP
2016/17
Thailand Jiratchaya Sirimongkolnawin Brazil Nathalie Oliveira Venezuela Andrea Collazo
2015
Philippines Trixie Maristela Brazil Valesca Dominik Ferraz Thailand Sopida Siriwattananukoon
2014
Venezuela Isabella Santiago Thailand Nitsa Katrahong Laos Piyada Inthavong
2013
Brazil Marcela Ohio United States Shantell D'Marco Thailand Nethnapada Kanrayanon[2]
2012
Philippines Kevin Balot Brazil Jessika Simoes Thailand Panvilas Mongkol[4]
2011
Thailand Sirapassorn Atthayakorn Nigeria Miss Sahhara Lebanon Margaret
2010
South Korea Mini Han Japan Ami Takeuchi United States Stasha Sanchez
2009
Japan Ai Haruna Thailand Kangsadal Wongdusadeekul Brazil Daniela Marques[6]
2008
No contest due to Political Turmoil
2007
Thailand Tanyarat Jirapatpakon Brazil Aleika Barros Philippines Chanel Madrigal
2006
Mexico Erica Andrews Philippines Patricia Montrecarlo Thailand Ratravee Jiraprapakul
2005
United States Mimi Marks South Korea Yu Ri Thailand Tiptantree Rujiranon
2004
Thailand Treechada Petcharat India Arisha Rani Philippines Ma. Cristina Dandan

By number of wins[edit]

Country/Territory Titles Winning Years
 Thailand
4
2004, 2007, 2011, 2016
 Philippines
2
2012, 2015
 Venezuela
1
2014
 Brazil 2013
 South Korea 2010
 Japan 2009
 Mexico 2006
 United States 2005

List of contestants[edit]

Color key
  •      Declared as Winner
  •      Ended as runner-up
  •      Ended as one of the finalists or semifinalists

The number of contestants are increasing year after year.

2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
 Brazil

Lavine Holanda

 Mexico

Miranda Lambardo

 Philippines

Kim Marie Villagalano

 Myanmar

Tanya Maung

 Singapore

Marla Vera

 Brazil

Yasmin Dream

 Sweden

Alexandra

 Myanmar

Htar Htar

 Belgium

Andrea Van Brugghe

 Brazil

Rafaela Manfrini

 Brazil

Roberta Holanda

 Russia

Veronika

 Nigeria

Miss Sahhara

 Japan

Ami Takeuchi

 Germany

Naomi Yamaji

 Philippines

Michelle Binas

 Vietnam

Angelina May Nguyen

 Australia

Sharleng Gonzalez

 Philippines

Kevin Balot

 Philippines

Marianne Arguelles

 Japan

Shima Shyna

 Malaysia

Shazzyra Zahry

 France

Brittanie

 South Korea

Ribbon Park

 Venezuela

Chanel

 USA [8]

Ruby Bella Cruz [8]

 Sri Lanka

Chamila

 Belgium

Barbie Arcache Gauthier

 Mongolia

Amina

 United States

Adriana Mallea

 Malaysia

Cicie Sinclair

 Philippines

Godiva Marie Archachia

 Venezuela

Noa Herrera

 Thailand

Sirapassorn Atthayakorn

 Philippines

Bembem Radaza

 Vietnam

Bella

 Japan

Riyo Mizuno

 Brazil

Raika Ferraz

 Japan

Seri Fujinomiya

 Turkey

Deniz

 China

Lucky

 Sri Lanka

Chamila

 Colombia

Amethyst Dela Espriella

 Thailand

Sopida Siriwattananukoon

 Japan

Annabel Yu

 Spain

Carolina Medina

 Angola

Imanni Da Silva

 Italy

Marry de Francy

 Singapore

Cheryl Isabelle

 Thailand

Jiratchaya Sirimongkolnawin

 Turkey

Basak

 Turkey

Yanki Bayramoglu

 Malaysia

Nur Sajat Fariz

 Thailand

Panvilas Mongkol

 France

Herika Borges

 Philippines

Claire Harlow

 Mexico

Giselle Valero

 Australia

Sofiya Iya

 Spain

Cristini Couto

 Thailand

Nethnapada Kanrayanon

 Philippines

Miriam Jimenez

 Venezuela

Chanel

 Philippines

Chelsea Marie

 Japan

Maika Kunisaki

 Laos

Inleusa

 Thailand

Nitsa Katrahong

 Australia

Victoria Martin

 Nicaragua

Berdien Lavyeska Diedrish Blandino

 Russia

Varvara Strange

 France

Estelle Roeder

 Italy

Roberta Marten

 Japan

Satsuki

 Chile

Daniela Manyoma

 Japan

Annabel Yu

 Brazil

Jessika Simões

 Colombia

Yania

 Canada

Jenna Talackova

 Indonesia

Lily Bakrie

 Italy

Nicole Fontanell

 Myanmar

Myo Ko Ko San

 Indonesia

Angeline Hanum

 Japan

Tukishima Beni

 Philippines

Hazel Andrada

   Nepal

Meghana Lama

 Myanmar

Shaung Than Zin

 Malaysia

Catherina Chandran

 Nicaragua

Ithzelle Berdrinadxy

 Philippines

Andrea Justine Aliman

 Spain

Nikki Normanson Mascenon

 India

Malaika

 Brazil

Michelly X

   Nepal

Aniee Lama

 Philippines

Trixie Maristela

 Mongolia

Solongo

 South Africa

Anastasia South

 Guam

Matrica Mae Centino

 USA

Silkie O' Hara Munro

 South Korea

Mini

 Philippines

Sabel Gonzales

 Turkey

Zuzi Narin

 Russia

Veronica Svetlova

 Brazil

Marcela Ohio

 Indonesia

Leha Angel Lelga

 Japan

Karin Fujikawa

 Philippines

Miranda Diana Kerr

 India

Bishesh Huirem

 Mexico

Brenda Contreras

 Philippines

Maria Venus Gomez

 Venezuela

Nohemi Montilla

 Brazil

Bianca hotpink

 Venezuela

Noa Herrera

 Thailand

Nalada Thamthanakorn

 Brazil

Nathalie De Oliveira

 Myanmar

Nan Htet Htet Moon

 Venezuela

Isabella Santiago

 Malaysia

Patricia Asyeera Wong

 Japan

Yuki Tachibana

 Lebanon

Margaret

 Philippines

Nixie Salonga

 Philippines

Stacy Biano

 Laos

Ninlamon Phimpha

 Laos

Piyada Inthavong

 South Korea

Arisa South

 Philippines

Michelle Montecarlo

 Germany

Alessandra Vargas

 USA

Stasha Sanchez

 Venezuela

Andrea Collazo

 Brazil

Valesca Dominik Ferraz

 Brazil

Mariah Fernanda

 United States

Shantell D'Marco

 Mexico

Morgana

 Philippines

Michelle Binas

 USA

Sunny Dee Lite

 Malaysia

Star

 Australia

Taliah

 United States

Samira Sitara

 Japan

Akiho Nakagawa

 Romania

Tanja

 France

Estelle Roedrer

 Ecuador

Susi Villa

 Peru

Kayra

 Philippines

Francine Garcia

 Japan

Lilia Kisaragi

 Brazil

Veronica Haddad

 Philippines

Stefania Cruz

 Cuba

Yuni Carey

 Japan

Yuma Suzuki

 Japan

Sora Sakuragi

 Cuba

Yuni Carey

 Philippines

Kristina Cassandra Ybarra

 USA [9]

Sunny Dee Lite [9]

 Chile

Vanessa

 United States

Camille Anderson

 Malaysia

Nur Hendra Ikram

 India

Angela

 French Polynesia

Feleu Myroina

 Laos

Savannakhet

 Singapore

Priyanka Raichanel

 Germany

Renata Ferreira

 USA [10]

Mokha Montrese [10]

 Egypt

Laura Lawrence

 Mauritius

Anthea Diane

 Singapore

Anne Patricia Lee

 Indonesia

Dewi Fortuna

 Cambodia

Reelawadee

 Peru

Dayana Valenzuela

 Spain

Mishella

 Mexico

Italia Navarrete

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Brazilian Transgender Crowned as Miss International Queen 2013 (See Video)". International Business Times. 4 November 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c "Miss International Queen 2013: Miss Brazil Marcelo Ohio Wins Transvestite Beauty Pageant". International Business Times. 4 November 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Miss International Queen 2015". mb. November 8, 2015. Retrieved November 9, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Miss International Queen 2012 Transsexual and Transgender Crown Goes to Philippines [PHOTOS]". International Business Times. 3 November 2012. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "Korean wins transvestite pageant in Thailand". The China Post. 21 November 2010. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Gallery: The glitz and glamour of Miss International Queen 2009". CNN Travel. 3 November 2009. Retrieved 31 October 2015.  (Need to scroll through images to find information in the images' caption)
  7. ^ "Mexican transsexual crowned beauty queen". China Daily. 30 October 2006. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  8. ^ a b Reuters (November 2, 2012). "Beauty pageant". baltimoresun.com. Retrieved June 21, 2016. 
  9. ^ a b "Pictures of Transgenders, Transvestites at Miss International Queen Contest [PHOTOS]". International Business Times, India Edition. November 7, 2012. Retrieved June 21, 2016. 
  10. ^ a b "Features". Pattaya Mail. November 24, 2011. Retrieved June 21, 2016. 

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