Phuket: Filipina transgender Kevin Balot crowned 2012 Miss International Queen in Pattaya
PATTAYA: Congratulations to the beautiful, charming and talented Kevin Balot, the 21-year old transgender stunner who won the 2012 Miss International Queen crown in Pattaya, Thailand last Friday.
Sunday 11 November 2012, 10:41AM
Although undoubtedly deserving of the title, Kevin is also lucky because this is her first time to join such a pageant. Winning in Thailand is also very impressive because they are known for their beautiful ladyboys.
According to a report on gmanetwork.com, Kevin wanted to win so she could gain acceptance from her father.
“I’m very proud to be first, here, and I hope my dad will accept me because in the family I’m the only boy, and my dad has big expectations of me. I made it. I won the International Queen pageant, and I believe that my dad will accept me not only as his son but also as his daughter,” she told reporters.
Kevin won US$10,000 and a crown from a popular gem store in Thailand, among others.
This story originally appeared in Coconuts Manila.