You might have heard about the pageants like Mr. India and Miss India. But this is for the first time that India is organizing a pageant which is different from all. This is pageant is a hunt to find India’s first Trans Queen! The finale of this beauty pageant will be held in Gurgaon. 16 trans beauty queens are get shortlisted for this competition.
Reena Rai a homemaker living in Patel Nagar is the one who got the idea to organize such kind of event that uplift a community of a society which always gets neglected. 15 thousand trans women registered their names in this competition. The auditions were held in Delhi, Mumbai and Imphal. And now 16 trans women got shortlisted for the finale.
The trans queen who will win the competition will take part in Transwoman Miss International 2017 in Thailand. The final for Miss Trans Queen India 2017 will be on August 27. Reena says,
“We became really good friends and started hanging out together. People used to stare at me whenever I went out with Vippy, but I never cared about it. Vippy used to frequent my home, and my 10-year-old daughter refers to her as massi (mother-like). Gradually, I got to know about her share of problems. Especially when I visited Hijra Habba in Delhi last year, I found that the transgenders have an enormous amount of talent and beauty, which is usually always sidelined,”
Competitions like are appreciable! Such contests will provide an opportunity to transgenders from across the country to grow more in their lives.