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Miss International Queen

Miss International Queen® is the world's largest and most prestigious beauty pageant for transgender women from different parts of the world. It is held annually in Pattaya City, Thailand since 2004.


Shruti Sharma

Shruti Sharma is an Indian model, beauty pageant contestant and actress. She was the first runner up and winner of Miss India World title at the 2002 Femina Miss India pageant. She represented India at the 2002 Miss World pageant held at London and made it to the semi-finals. She was also an unplaced contestant in the 2001 Miss India pageant

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Maggie Wilson

Margaret Nales Wilson-Consunji is a British-Filipino beauty pageant contestant, TV personality, actress and model from San Enrique, Negros Occidental.


Venus Ramey

Venus Ramey Murphy was an American beauty pageant contestant, and later an activist. She won the Miss America competition in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 9, 1944.

Movies, Entertainment, Art

Catherine Fulop

Catherine Amanda Fulop García is a Venezuelan actress, model, beauty pageant contestant, and television presenter. She participated in the Miss Venezuela 1986, finishing as the fourth runner–up. Fulop has since launched a successful acting career throughout Latin America, most notably on television.


Miss Tiffany's Universe

Miss Tiffany's Universe is a beauty contest for Thai transgender women in Pattaya, Thailand. It has taken place annually since 1984.


Burcu Esmersoy

Burcu Esmersoy is a Turkish anchorwoman, journalist, model, occasional actress, and former beauty pageant contestant who represented her nation at Miss International in Japan. She received a Golden Butterfly for Best Female Presenter. Burcu Esmersoy is regarded as Turkey's most leading female reality show host and one of most famous and highest-paid television personalities. Amongst the Turkish television shows hosted by Esmersoy are Ver Fırına, Survivor, Popstar, Nedir Ne Değildir, Late Summer Night with Burcu Esmersoy, Komedi Türkiye, En Güzel Bölüm, Elin Oğlu, and Dancing with the Stars. As an actress, she starred in Romantik Komedi (2010), Dedektif Memoli (2011), as Aylin Youlin in Çocuklar Duymasın (2012), and as special guest star Melda in Bir Erkek Bir Kadın (2013), Turkish adaptation of the French-language Canadian comedy television series Un gars, une fille.


Shawntel Smith

Shawntel Smith Wuerch is an American beauty pageant contestant, who was Miss America in 1996. She was born in Muldrow, Oklahoma. She attended Oklahoma City University.


Ushoshi Sengupta

Ushoshi Sengupta is an Indian beauty pageant contestant who won the title of I Am She – Miss Universe India and represented India in Miss Universe 2010 held at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada, on August 23.


Adwoa Yamoah

Adwoa Yamoah is a Ghanaian-Canadian beauty pageant contestant who placed 1st runner-up at Miss Universe Canada 2012 and represented Canada in the Miss Universe 2012 pageant after the winner Sahar Biniaz allegedly hurt her foot a few days before the pageant was about to start.

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Feriha Tevfik

Feriha Tevfik Dağ was a Turkish beauty pageant contestant and actress. She is best known for being the first Miss Turkey (1929). She participated again in the pageant in 1932 and finished second after Keriman Halis.


Richa Adhia

Richa Maria Adhia is a model and beauty pageant contestant who won Miss Earth Tanzania 2006 and Miss Tanzania 2007., She represented Tanzania in both Miss Earth 2006 in the Philippines and Miss World 2007 in China. So far she remains the only Tanzanian beauty pageant contestant to have represented her country in both of the International contests, In 2010 she was also chosen to represent Tanzania at Miss India Worldwide pageant.

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Raquel Argandoña

Raquel Eliana Argandoña de la Fuente is a Chilean former beauty pageant contestant, TV presenter, actress mayor of Pelarco. She is best known for her role as the La Quintrala in the 1986 TV mini-series of the same name. Raquel Argandoña was also the 1975 Miss Universo Chile. Raquel is the mother of the actress-singer Raquel Calderón.


Kamidia Radisti

Kamidia Radisti is an Indonesian beauty pageant contestant, and winner of the 2007 Miss Indonesia title. She represented the province of West Java. She competed against 32 other finalists to win the title.

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Jitka Válková

Jitka Boho is a Czech singer and former model, who as a beauty pageant contestant from Třebíč won Česká Miss 2010 and ended on the top 15 on Miss Universe 2010.