Miss Tiffany's Universe
Miss Tiffany's Universe (Thai: มิสทิฟฟานี่ยูนิเวิร์ส) is a beauty contest for Thai transgender women, held in mid-May, in Pattaya in the Kingdom of Thailand. It has taken place annually since 1998.
The contest is opened to all transgender women who may or may not have gone through sex reassignment surgery. Ladyboy or Kathoey are commonly used terms in Thailand to describe effeminate gay male or transgender women. Each year, about 100 candidates from across Thailand apply to take part in the pageant. All contestants need to have Thai nationality and be between the age of 18 and 25. Contestants under the age of 20 are required to obtain parental permission in order to be eligible for the contest. Contestants come from a variety of professional backgrounds, including university students, doctors, engineers, pharmacists, etc. Once chosen to participate in the pageant, the contestants are judged based on physical attributes and overall performance in accordance to the feminine ideal.
Miss Tiffany’s Universe winner receives Honda Jazz, cash prizes, crown, trophy, jewelries and other gifts from sponsors. Aside official titleholders, other special awards including Miss Photogenic, Miss Sexy Star, Miss Congeniality and Miss Popular Vote are also given to several chosen contestants. . Miss Tiffany's Univers is Thailand's official representative to Miss International Queen.
The Miss Tiffany’s Universe contest held once a year is receiving more attention especially since it is broadcast live on National Thai television with an average of 15 million viewers.
Miss Tiffany's Universe is registered trademark of Tiffany’s Show Pattaya Co,ltd. The organization also take part into charity events for the less fortunate within the Thai communities and to support The Royal Sponsored AIDS Foundation; a charity program. The goal of this contest is to promote the rights and equality and improve the quality of life for transgender communities in Thailand. The pageant is also a source of significant income and open up many opportunities for economic growth to the pageant contestants.
- Declared as Winner
- Ended as Runner-up
- Ended as one of the top Semi-Finalists
|Hometown||Placement||Special awards and
|2016||Jiratchaya Sirimongkolnawin||Bangkok||Miss International Queen 2016||Miss Ripleys Popular World|
|2014||Nitsa Katrahong||Prachuab Khiri Khan||1st Runner-up||Miss Photogenic, Best National Costume|
|2013||Nethnapada Kanrayanon||Samut Prakan||2nd Runner-up||Miss Photogenic|
|2012||Panvilas Mongkol||Bangkok||2nd Runner-up|
|2011||Sirapassorn Atthayakorn||Chiang Mai||Miss International Queen 2011||Miss Perfect Skin By Asoke Skin Hospital|
|2010||Nalada Thamthanakorn||Bangkok||Top 10 Semi-Finalist||Best Evening Gown|
|2009||Sorawee Nattee||Songkhla||Top 10 Semi-Finalist||Best National Costume|
|2008||Kangsadal Wongdutsadeekul||Kanchanaburi||1st Runner-up||Miss Photogenic|
|2007||Thanyarat Jiraphatpakorn||Maha Sarakham||Miss International Queen 2007|
|2006||Ratravee Jirapraphakul||?||2nd Runner-up|
|2005||Tiptantree Rujiranon||?||2nd Runner-up|
|2004||Treechada Petcharat||Phang Nga||Miss International Queen 2004||Best Swimwear|
|Representatives at Miss Queen of the Universe|
|2002||Thanyaporn Aunyasiri||?||Miss Queen of the Universe 2002||Miss Congeniality|
|2000||Chanya Moranon||?||Miss Queen of the Universe 2000||Best National Costume|
|1999||Phatreeya Siri-ngamwong||?||Miss Queen of the Universe 1999||Best Evening Gown|
By number of provinces
|Prachuap Khiri Khan||1||2014|
|Unknown||8||1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006|
By Geographical regions
|Bangkok Metropolitan||3 title(s) won by Bangkok(2), Samut Prakan(1)|
|Central||0 title(s) won by|
|Western||2 title(s) won by Kanchanaburi(1), Prachuap Khiri Khan(1)|
|Northern||1 title(s) won by Chiang Mai(1)|
|Southern||2 title(s) won by Songkhla(1), Phang Nga(1)|
|Eastern||0 title(s) won by|
|Northeastern||1 title(s) won by Maha Sarakham(1)|
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