Congratulations are in order for Kevin Balot of the Philippines for defeating 22 other competitors and winning Miss International Queen 2012 in Pattaya, Thailand last night – the country’s first ever victory in the popular beauty pageant for transgenders/transsexuals. First Runner-Up went to Jessika Simoes of Brazil, with Panvilas Mongkol of Thailand placing Second Runner-Up.
If that’s not enough, Kevin was also named Miss Photogenic. Plus, two other Philippine reps, Miriam Jimenez and Michelle Montecarlo, made it to the Top 10. Another entry, Stefania Cruz, got the Miss Ripley’s Popular Vote, with Guam’s Fil-candidate, Matricia Mae Centino, also reaching Top 10.
Great job, Kevin and the whole Philippine contingent! 😀