Photo: The Province
On the 22nd of October over 20 transgendered and transsexual beauties gathered for their first 'meet-and-greet' in Manila, according to The Province. The coronation event is on the 26th of November.
Check the photos out. Number 14 (above) has an enviable waist-to-hip ratio. Yes, I notice these things, but you can't accuse me of being shallow about a beauty contest. I have to say, though: everyone in this picture radiates confidence. The event is meant to 'promulgate and endorse camaraderie', quite the reverse of the usual sort of jealous hair-yanking, back-stabbing competition a pageant is supposed to be. If the photos are anything to go by, you can tell there is a sense of fun in the air along with the vanity. Hey, if walking the ramp can be this empowering and friendly, all the power to them.
According to this article on Business Insight, the 'primary objective [of the competition is] uplifting all appalling impressions of gay beauty pageants'. A worthy cause, with a good dose of glamour. What's not to like?
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