Making her the first black trans woman to be crowned winner in an international beauty competition. A self described "fashion and beauty enthusiast", her catwalk and print credentials ranges from fashion weeks to gracing covers of magazines internationally. Growing up she famously said she never fit into the religious and conservative views of Nigeria. She said the constant feeling of wanting to present herself as a female made her feel lost, as if there was something inhumanly wrong with her. She sorted Religion with the hope of a cure, but rather praying to God to make her a woman when she grows up. She claimed to have attempted suicide twice and survived. She started looking for answers for her condition and how she can marry her faith to who she hopes to be in the future.
Miss Universe pageant breaks new ground in Thailand
Thailand's Miss Transvestite Contest
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It has taken place annually since The contest is open to all transgender women who may or may not have gone through sex reassignment surgery. Each year, about candidates from across Thailand apply to take part in the pageant. All contestants need to have Thai nationality and be between the age of 18 and Contestants under the age of 20 are required to obtain parental permission to be eligible.
Thailand is getting used to being in the world spotlight. The Miss Universe Organisation amended its rules in to allow transgender people to compete. Thailand was chosen as host for the 67th edition of the Miss Universe pageant over the Philippines, Japan and China.