Transgender men power up for Thailand Muscle and Physique Championship in Pattaya

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Contestants flex their muscles vying for the top prize of the championships.
Contestants flex their muscles vying for the top prize of the championships.

Transgender men showed off their surgically altered figures at the Thailand Muscle and Physique Championship in Pattaya.


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City tourism advisor Rattanachai Sutidechanai and Sukree Supawareekul, President of Thailand Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Association, kicked off the July 26 contest at Royal Garden Plaza. The event was closed to the public for disease-control reasons, but was live-streamed on Facebook.

City tourism advisor Rattanachai Sutidechanai officiated at the Body Building Championships.
City tourism advisor Rattanachai Sutidechanai officiated at the Body Building Championships.

The event is the first bodybuilder contest of 2020 in Thailand, rescheduled from February due to the pandemic.

The contest was a twist on the usual muscle show as six contestants were transgender men showing off their surgically altered male physiques.

Sukree said the unique competition generated a lot of interest in the sport and will be staged again next year.

The association’s next show, featured men born male, will be the Mr. Thailand Bodybuilding Championship 2020 Aug. 21-23 in Bangkok.

Six contestants received awards for showing off their altered male physiques.
Six contestants received awards for showing off their altered male physiques.

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A contestant in the special category shows off his physical prowess.
A contestant in the special category shows off his physical prowess.



Sukree Supawareekul, President of Thailand Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Association makes his address.
Sukree Supawareekul, President of Thailand Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Association makes his address.