Thailand s miss transvestite contest. Many find themselves working in the sex industry, blocked from other jobs by the stigma surrounding transgender people - including an incorrect belief they have violent tempers.
The six teachers from the camp also appeared on stage to share their experiences of being transwomen living in Thailand.
The entrants are encouraged to wear understated, elegant make up, to make sure they look as feminine as possible Elegance:
Like other beauty pageants, contestants paraded in national costumes, evening gowns and swimsuits.
The participants wore an outfit that best represented their hometowns.
Contestants must have been born a male and between the age of 18 and
A backup dancer watches as a contestant enters the backstage area Calm:
Even the police were harassing the girls, who felt safe within the confines of Tiffany's, but not outside it Acceptance:
Despite there being as many astransgender women living in the south-east Asian country, acceptance is not always easy to find.
Twenty-seven-year-old singer Nguyen Houng Giang from Vietnam took the crown and was named Miss International Queenwith contestants from Australia and Thailand being named first and second princess, roblox snoop dogg.
Her father ran Tiffany's Show, which boasts of being the 'Original Transvestite Cabaret Show in Pattaya, Thailand', and has welcomed more than 30 million people through its doors since the first performance, on New Year's Eve
Thailand has a large and visible transgender population and is nude mileena of the world's top destinations for sex-reassignment surgery.
Her answer was met with rapturous applause.