Twenty transgender people vied for the title of Miss Healthy Queen International, a Pattaya beauty pageant organized to promote safe sex and equality among the so-called “third sex.”
Organized by Sisters, a Pattaya transgender-advocacy group, the Sept. 19 pageant at Central Center Pattaya, was supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development and PSI Thailand.
Kanmol Phunpetch (seated center) took first place while Kanchanapa Puengpho (seated left) was the first runner-up and Klitsanaporn Thaiwong (seated right) came in third.
The objective of the event was to show the potential and equality that transgender persons also have human rights just like men and women, and that they have a beautiful personality.
Kanmol Phunpetch took first place while Kanchanapa Puengpho was the first runner-up and Klitsanaporn Thaiwong came in third.
They will next serve as representatives for Sisters as it organizes activities and future campaigns, such as public announcements on safe sex to prevent HIV and more.