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Pattaya
By Biel Calderon
07 Mar 2019

Jazell Barbie Royale from the USA was crowned 'Miss International Queen 2019' in Pattaya, Thailand, on March 8. This yearly event is considered as one of the world's biggest and most popular beauty pageant for transgender women. 20 contestants from around the world competed for the crown this year taking part in various rounds, including the national costume performance. Thailand's contestant Kanwara Kaewjin and Yaya of China were named first and second runner-up, respectively. This well-known pageant was launched in 2014 as a platform for trans women to display their talent and to raise understanding and acceptance of transgender people. While they all fiercely compete to win the title of Miss International Queen, the event also brings trans women together and offers them an opportunity to speak out for transgender equality. The contestants come from different backgrounds, but they all share similar stories of both discrimination and achievement over their identities.

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Pattaya
By Biel Calderon
07 Mar 2019

Jazell Barbie Royale of USA poses for the camera after getting her makeup done. Jazell was crowned 'Miss International Queen 2019'

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Pattaya
By Biel Calderon
07 Mar 2019

Jazell Barbie Royale from the USA was crowned 'Miss International Queen 2019' in Pattaya, Thailand, on March 8. This yearly event is considered as one of the world's biggest and most popular beauty pageant for transgender women. 20 contestants from around the world competed for the crown this year taking part in various rounds, including the national costume performance. Thailand's contestant Kanwara Kaewjin and Yaya of China were named first and second runner-up, respectively. This well-known pageant was launched in 2014 as a platform for trans women to display their talent and to raise understanding and acceptance of transgender people. While they all fiercely compete to win the title of Miss International Queen, the event also brings trans women together and offers them an opportunity to speak out for transgender equality. The contestants come from different backgrounds, but they all share similar stories of both discrimination and achievement over their identities.

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Pattaya
By Biel Calderon
07 Mar 2019

Van from Japan does her makeup backstage as she prepares to compete with 20 other transgender women at the Miss International Queen 2019, an annual transgender beauty pageant celebrated in Pattaya on March 8, 2019.

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Pattaya
By Biel Calderon
07 Mar 2019

Contestants wait for their turn to talk with the Jury during the Miss International Queen 2019, an annual transgender beauty pageant celebrated in Pattaya on March 8, 2019.

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Pattaya
By Biel Calderon
07 Mar 2019

Adriana Jya of Peru after talking with the Jury during the Miss International Queen 2019, an annual transgender beauty pageant celebrated in Pattaya on March 8, 2019.

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Pattaya
By Biel Calderon
07 Mar 2019

A traditional costume from Peru during the national costume round at the Miss International Queen 2019, an annual transgender beauty pageant celebrated in Pattaya on March 8, 2019.

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Pattaya
By Biel Calderon
07 Mar 2019

Contestants wear traditional costumes with an innovative touch for the national costume round at Miss International Queen 2019, an annual transgender beauty pageant celebrated in Pattaya on March 8, 2019.

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Pattaya
By Biel Calderon
07 Mar 2019

Contestants backstage during the Miss International Queen 2019, an annual transgender beauty pageant celebrated in Pattaya on March 8, 2019.

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Pattaya
By Biel Calderon
07 Mar 2019

A contestant gets ready backstage as she prepares for the final round of Miss International Queen 2019, an annual transgender beauty pageant celebrated in Pattaya on March 8, 2019.

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Pattaya
By Biel Calderon
07 Mar 2019

Contestants wait for their turn to talk with the Jury during the Miss International Queen 2019, an annual transgender beauty pageant celebrated in Pattaya on March 8, 2019.

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Pattaya
By Biel Calderon
07 Mar 2019

A contestant gets ready backstage during the Miss International Queen 2019, an annual transgender beauty pageant celebrated in Pattaya on March 8, 2019.

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Pattaya
By Biel Calderon
07 Mar 2019

A contestant gets ready backstage during the Miss International Queen 2019, an annual transgender beauty pageant celebrated in Pattaya on March 8, 2019.

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Pattaya
By Biel Calderon
07 Mar 2019

Rafaela Manfrini of Brazil adds the finishing touches to her makeup backstage during the celebration of Miss International Queen 2019, an annual transgender beauty pageant celebrated in Pattaya on March 8, 2019

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Pattaya
By Biel Calderon
07 Mar 2019

Jazell Barbie Royale of USA poses for the cameras after getting her makeup done. Jazell was crowned 'Miss International Queen 2019'.

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Pattaya
By Biel Calderon
07 Mar 2019

Contestants backstage during the Miss International Queen 2019, an annual transgender beauty pageant celebrated in Pattaya on March 8, 2019.

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Pattaya
By Biel Calderon
07 Mar 2019

Jazell Barbie Royale from the USA was crowned 'Miss International Queen 2019' in Pattaya, Thailand, on March 8. This yearly event is considered as one of the world's biggest and most popular beauty pageant for transgender women. 20 contestants from around the world competed for the crown this year taking part in various rounds, including the national costume performance. Thailand's contestant Kanwara Kaewjin and Yaya of China were named first and second runner-up, respectively. This well-known pageant was launched in 2014 as a platform for trans women to display their talent and to raise understanding and acceptance of transgender people. While they all fiercely compete to win the title of Miss International Queen, the event also brings trans women together and offers them an opportunity to speak out for transgender equality. The contestants come from different backgrounds, but they all share similar stories of both discrimination and achievement over their identities.

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Pattaya
By Biel Calderon
07 Mar 2019

Do Nhat Ha from Vietnam during the national costume round at Miss International Queen 2019, an annual transgender beauty pageant celebrated in Pattaya on March 8, 2019.

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Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
08 Jun 2018

Thais with the pictures of the King Rama IX with the thai police wait to be able to enter The Royal Cremation Ceremony
Hundreds of Thais wait and sleep in the street to be able to enter Sanam Luang area to see the ceremony to their king Rama IX on 26th October.

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25 Oct 2017

Koh Phayam (Thailand), Oct 2017. Monks with traditional tattoos during the Tambun, food offered by the local population.

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25 Oct 2017

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25 Oct 2017

Koh Phayam (Thailand), Oct 2017. Monks with traditional tattoos during the Tambun, food offered by the local population.

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25 Oct 2017

Koh Phayam (Thailand), Oct 2017. Monks with traditional tattoos during the Tambun, food offered by the local population.

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25 Oct 2017

Koh Phayam (Thailand), Oct 2017. Monks with traditional tattoos during the Tambun, food offered by the local population.

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25 Oct 2017

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25 Oct 2017

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25 Oct 2017

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25 Oct 2017

Koh Phayam (Thailand), Oct 2017. Monks with traditional tattoos during the Tambun, food offered by the local population.

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25 Oct 2017

Koh Phayam (Thailand), Oct 2017. Monks with traditional tattoos during the Tambun, food offered by the local population.

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By Fabio Polese
25 Oct 2017

Koh Phayam (Thailand), Oct 2017. Monks with traditional tattoos during the Tambun, food offered by the local population.

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By Fabio Polese
25 Oct 2017

Koh Phayam (Thailand), Oct 2017. Monks with traditional tattoos during the Tambun, food offered by the local population.

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25 Oct 2017

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25 Oct 2017

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25 Oct 2017

Koh Phayam (Thailand), Oct 2017. Monks with traditional tattoos during the Tambun, food offered by the local population.

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25 Oct 2017

Koh Phayam (Thailand), Oct 2017. Monks with traditional tattoos during the Tambun, food offered by the local population.

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25 Oct 2017

Koh Phayam (Thailand), Oct 2017. Monks with traditional tattoos during the Tambun, food offered by the local population.

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25 Oct 2017

Koh Phayam (Thailand), Oct 2017. Monks with traditional tattoos during the Tambun, food offered by the local population.

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Koh Phayam
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25 Oct 2017

Koh Phayam (Thailand), Oct 2017. Monks with traditional tattoos during the Tambun, food offered by the local population.

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Bangkok
By GonzaloAbad
25 Oct 2017

Thais with the picture of His Majesty King Rama IX
Hundreds of Thais wait and sleep in the street to be able to enter Sanam Luang area to see the ceremony to their king Rama IX on 26th October.