Pattaya has one of the most diverse events and entertainment calendar’s in the world, and here at Pattaya Events we focus on just about anything that is live and kicking inside the party capital of Thailand.
In this blog we concentrate on an event that could only really be taken seriously in Pattaya, and that is Miss Tiffany’s Universe. Which is the world’s biggest transgender beauty pageant, which offers not just cash prizes but global acceptance for the contestants and of course the winner.
The Tiffany’s Show is the original Transvestite Cabaret Show in Pattaya, and is now in its 40 year. Originally it was a one man show, but from its humble beginnings Tiffany’s has become a household word in Thailand and Asia and is rapidly becoming known around the world.
Tiffany’s Show has grown into a spectacular World Class Cabaret show visited by audiences from around the globe. Recently the Tiffany’s Show was voted at number 4 in the top ten best shows to see around the globe.
Beautiful transgender artists perform spectacular and highly choreographed routines with a state of the art sound and light show and of course fantastic costumes. The show takes you around the world in themes and scenery that are breathtakingly beautiful.
The competition is the world’s most popular transgender beauty pageant and has been held in Thailand since 1998 and annually since 2004. Normally Miss Tiffany’s Universe sees about 100 contestants gathered from all around the world in a bid to be crowned Miss Universe.
The competition follows the same format as many other beauty pageants and the women all battle it out in swimsuits, ball-gowns and character interviews.
The winner receives a year’s salary in Thailand, a car and recognition and acceptance globally. The event is broadcasted live on Thai TV (15 million viewers ) with the latest round seeing contestants walk the catwalk in skimpy bikinis in Bangkok.
Applicants to join the pageant must be Thai transgender and aged between 18 and 25, although under 20 need their parents permission to compete.
The organisers hope that with the beauties all being born male before making the transition to women, that the competition will help breakdown the stigma that many transgender people face around the world today. It is estimated there is now over 100,000 transgender persons in Thailand today.
The competition is open to all transgender women who may or may not have gone through sex reassignment surgery. Contestants come from a wide range of backgrounds, previous contestants have included university students, doctors, engineers, pharmacists, waitresses, etc.
In 2016 the winner was eventually crowned in November as the competition was postponed for obvious reasons. Thailand’s very own Jiratchaya Sirimongkolnawin became the new International Queen.
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