Miss International Queen (Transgender Beauty Pageant) – Info and Detail

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About Miss International Queen

Miss International Queen is the world’s beauty pageant for transgender & transvestites women. Any transgender or transvestites woman from any part of the world can participate in this contest.

Miss International Queen pageant was established and organized by Tiffany’s Show Pattaya Co, Ltd. a Thailand’s company. The same company that organize Miss Tiffany’s Universe, Trans Beauty Pageant for Thai Transgender women. The pageant is held every year in Pattaya City, Thailand since 2004. Show is sponsored by Tourism Authority of Thailand.

The pageant aim is to raise awareness and equality towards LGBTQ+ and Transgender in both society and workforce. Pageant has been promoting human rights and equality across the globe. and getting attention of international media including CNN and BBC. All the profit from televised show of Miss International Queen goes to the ‘Royal Charity AIDS Foundation of Thailand’.

Miss International Queen Pageant Requirements

The contestants must have been born male, can be pre- or post-operation. Age between 18 to 35. Participants can only represent their country of birth or that listed in their passport. 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.

Crown and prize

Miss International Queen crown estimated value is US$10,000. The Miss International Queen winner receives cash prize of 450,000 Thai baht (US $14,500), many sponsor gifts, an apartment at Woodlands Resort Pattaya during her reign.

Final Round

Around 25 contestants from semi-final qualify to compete in the final. They participate in 2 week activities such as photo shoots, luncheon with city official, dinner with the press, sponsor visits and community outreach, same as in other beauty pageants. The final show aired on Thai television as well as live online streaming.

Watch 2018 swimsuit round

 

Special Awards

Each year in pageant contestant get rewarded with special awards :

  • Best National Costume
  • Best Evening Gown
  • Miss Photogenic
  • Best Talent
  • Miss Congeniality
  • Best Swimming Suite
  • Miss Friendly Air Asia
  • Most Popular Introductory Video
  • Miss Perfect Skin
  • And Miss Ripley’s Poppular Vote

Miss International Queen Winners

In 2019 Jazell Barbie Royale from USA won Miss international title. Kanwara Kaewjin from Thailand was 1st Runner up and Yaya from China was 2nd Runner-up.

YEAR COUNTRY WINNER FINALIST
2019  USA Jazell Barbie Royale 20
2018  Vietnam Nguyễn Hương Giang 28
2017  Thailand Jiratchaya Sirimongkolnawin 28
2016 No contest due to mourning of ‘King Bhumibol Adulyadej’ of Thailand
2015  Philippines Trixie Maristela 26
2014  Venezuela Isabella Santiago 22
2013  Brazil Marcela Ohio 25
2012  Philippines Kevin Balot 25
2011  Thailand Sirapassorn Atthayakorn 22
2010  South Korea Mini Han 20
2009  Japan Ai Haruna 18
2008 No contest due to the political unrest in Thailand x
2007  Thailand Tanyarat Jirapatpakon 24
2006  Mexico Erica Andrews 23
2005  United States Mimi Marks 23
2004  Thailand Treechada Petcharat Marnyaporn 22

 

Watch Full Final round 2019 :

 

Number of Wins by each country

So far Thailand have won 4 times. USA and Philippines have won twice. see detail below.

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

 

How to Participate

Miss International Queen welcomes applications from around the world. Apply online Click here or email MIQ Head Office at songkiet@tiffany-show.co.th for more information. For more detail you can check official website www.missinternationalqueen.com

 

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