Transgender beauty contest in Thailand for Miss International Queen 2013

25 transgender beauty queens battled it out on stage in the 9th Miss International Queen on Friday evening (November 1) in Thailand.

The annual pageant is held in the popular beach town of Pattaya located in Chonburi, a province approximately 130 kilometres (81 miles) south of Bangkok. The participants are nationals of 16 countries including the United States, Brazil, Japan and South Korea.

This year marks the first time a contestant from Myanmar joined the competition.

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