The World's Most Beautiful Transsexual Contest
Jahna Steele was the mistress of ceremonies for the pageant, in which 35 trans women competed. Contestants were required to provide proof of their original sex, and both pre-operation (pre-op) and post-operation (post-op) trans women were allowed to enter the contest.
The pageant featured four competition stages:
- evening gown
- talent competitions
Entertainment Tonight and The Howard Stern Show were among the many media organizations that covered the pageant, which was also made into a documentary entitled Trantasia which aired on Showtime. Three of the contestants featured in the pageant and documentary later reunited to appear in their own reality television series Wild Things.
The 2004 winner was Chicago showgirl Mimi Marks, who had won the "Miss Continental Pageant" in 1992. Erica Andrews (Miss Continental 2004) was the first runner-up and Lucie Marie Pereyra was the second runner-up  In addition, both Mimi and Erica have won the "Miss International Queen" contest in Pattaya, Thailand; Marks in 2005, Andrews in 2006.
Other category winners included:
- Erica Andrews, "Best Talent"
- Lucy Marie Pereyra, "Best Swimsuit"
- Tara Willow Desy, "Miss Congeniality"
Original 2004 Contestants
Other transsexual pageants
- The Amazing Philippines Beauty Contest is another annual pageant that is strictly opened to transsexuals, transvestites, and other transgender competitors. Held in Manila, the 2006 winner was Maria Romano Monte Carlo, who defeated 27 rivals for the crown. She went on to compete in the Miss International Queen pageant in Thailand in 2007.