Venezuelan wins transgender beauty pageant

Isabella Santiago transgenderLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — A Venezuelan contestant in the all-transgender Miss International Queen pageant won the crown this weekend in Pattaya, Thailand. The winner, Isabella Santiago, topped out a number of contestants from 18 different countries. According to a judge, their selection of Santiago was unanimous.

According to a news report in the Bangkok Post,  the pageant says they’re the world’s largest trans pageant and one of its purposes is to promote transgender rights.


Congrats to Isabella. I’ve long learned not to knock beauty contests — they’re an incredible source of positive PR for us in mainstream society, and they’re also an esteem builder for many a trans person saddled with dire existences.

Earlier article on beauty pageants and why I changed my way of thinking on pageants:

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T/H Kayla Beccy Bee

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