Congratulations to India’s Bobby from Manipur, crowned Super Queen over the weekend in the country’s first transgender beauty pageant, organized by trans activist Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi. Bobby took home a prize worth about $17,000, beating out 17 competitors, and says, “Since my childhood I used to think of participating in beauty pageants meant for us. When I came to know about this contest, I participated. I had done no preparation for this; what all I knew, I just focused on that throughout the whole contest. I have not gone through any specific training for this.” Well done, ladies.

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