Philippines’ bet, transgender Trixie Maristela, bagged the crown in Miss International Queen 2015 held Friday at Pattaya City, Thailand.
The reigning Miss Gay Manila and Eat Bulaga’s Super Sireyna 2014 bested 26 contestants from countries across the globe who joined the pageant including fellow Filipino transgender women Michelle Binas and Francine Garcia. All three of them were part of the Top 10.
Miss Brazil Valesca Dominik Ferraz and Miss Thailand Sopida Siriwattananukoon were crowned first runner-up and second runner-up respectively.
During the Q&A portion, Maristela was asked “How do you compare beauty inside and beauty outside?”
She answered: “Beauty from the inside starts from the heart while beauty from the outside is just a physical appearance. In the end what matters is that your beauty from the inside will radiate outside, because a true queen does not want just a beautiful face or golden crown but a true queen also possess a golden heart and that will make her beautiful inside out.”