A Brazilian has won the 9th Miss International Queen transgender beauty pageant in Thailand, with US and Thai contestants placing second and third. According to organizers, Marcelo Ohio won first prize which included 300 000 baht ($9 677), a crown with real gemstones and free surgery “for anything” at a famed plastic surgery clinic in Bangkok. ended around midnight on Friday.
Marcelo Ohio of Brazil celebrate with the trophy after winning the International Queen 2013 Trans3xual beauty contest in Pattaya on November 1, 2013. Twenty-five contestants from 17 countries competed in Pattaya for the Miss International Queen title.
Marceki Ohio of Brazil, center, being congratulated by the two runners-up from Thailand Nethnapada Kanrayanon, left, and Shantell D’Marco of the US, right, after winning the crown at the Miss International Queen 2013 transgender beauty pageant in Pattaya, southeastern Thailand Friday, Nov. 1, 2013.
Marceki Ohio of Brazil, left, being congratulated by Miss International Queen 2012 Kevin Balot of the Philippines, right, after winning the Miss International Queen 2013 transgender beauty pageant in Pattaya, southeastern Thailand Friday, Nov. 1, 2013.