India Crowns Its First Transgender Super Queen

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.