First runner-up Ruethaipreeya Nuanglee of Thailand (left), winner Valentina Fluchaire of Mexico and second runner-up Ariella Moura of Brazil at the Miss International Queen contest in Thailand. Photo: EPA-EFE First runner-up Ruethaipreeya Nuanglee of Thailand (left), winner Valentina Fluchaire of Mexico and second runner-up Ariella Moura of Brazil at the Miss International Queen contest in Thailand. Photo: EPA-EFE
First runner-up Ruethaipreeya Nuanglee of Thailand (left), winner Valentina Fluchaire of Mexico and second runner-up Ariella Moura of Brazil at the Miss International Queen contest in Thailand. Photo: EPA-EFE

Transgender pageant a statement against discrimination as much as a night of glamour

  • Miss International Queen contestants speak out against transphobia, with Miss Trans Brazil Ariella Moura talking about the friends who have been murdered
  • Mexico’s Valentina Fluchaire won this year’s international pageant in Pattaya, where contest brought welcome business amid fallout from coronavirus pandemic

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First runner-up Ruethaipreeya Nuanglee of Thailand (left), winner Valentina Fluchaire of Mexico and second runner-up Ariella Moura of Brazil at the Miss International Queen contest in Thailand. Photo: EPA-EFE First runner-up Ruethaipreeya Nuanglee of Thailand (left), winner Valentina Fluchaire of Mexico and second runner-up Ariella Moura of Brazil at the Miss International Queen contest in Thailand. Photo: EPA-EFE
First runner-up Ruethaipreeya Nuanglee of Thailand (left), winner Valentina Fluchaire of Mexico and second runner-up Ariella Moura of Brazil at the Miss International Queen contest in Thailand. Photo: EPA-EFE
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