In a three-hour event broadcast live on national TV Friday night, 22-year-old fashion design graduate Jirachaiya Sirimongkonnawin a.k.a. Nong Mo was crowned Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2016.
Thailand’s biggest annual beauty pageant exclusively for ladyboys is being held by the Tiffany’s Show theatre in North Pattaya since 1998 and this year featured 30 transgender contestants from all over Thailand.
Nong Mo didn’t just win cash and prizes worth more than 1.5 million Baht but will now also represent Thailand at the Miss International Queen contest, the world’s largest transgender beauty pageant that will also be held in Pattaya later this year.
The photo above shows the lucky winner Nong Mo (in the centre) and the first and second runners-up. Here’s a clip of last night’s event and a slideshow of Thailand’s officially most beautiful ladyboy:
Image source: Miss Tiffany Universe Facebook page