Nissa Getrahong Crowned Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2014

Nissa Getrahong was crowned Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2014 at the conclusion of the pageant for transgenders held on May 2nd, 2014 in Pattaya. She will represent Thailand transgender in the Miss Queen International 2014 in Pattaya Thailand in November.

Nissa Getrahong - Miss Tiffany's Universe 2014

Nissa Getrahong wins Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2014 and will compete in Miss Queen International 2014 pageant

Miss Tiffany's Universe 2014 - Nissa Getrahong

Newly crowned Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2014 Nissa Getrahong (C) and her runners-up.

About the pageant: Miss Tiffany’s Universe is a beauty contest with transgender contestants, held in early May, in Pattaya in the Kingdom of Thailand. It has taken place annually since 2004.

The Miss Tiffany’s Universe contest held once a year is receiving more attention especially since it is broadcast live on National Thai television with an average of 15 million viewers. Thailand use this pageant to promote Pattaya as a resort city and to improve Pattaya’s image abroad.

Tiffany’s Show also take part into charity events for the less fortunate within the local community and to support The Royal Sponsored AIDS Foundation; a charity program. The goal of this contest is to promote Pattaya as an international tourist destination and to show the beaches of Pattaya bay.

Miss International Queen is the world’s most prestigious and largest beauty pageant for transgender people from all around the world. It has been held annually in Pattaya City, Thailand since 2004. The winner receives US$10,000 in prize money, an apartment at Woodland Hotel and Resort for a year in Pattaya City, and many more prizes from sponsors. The pageant is organized by Tiffany’s Show Pattaya Co. Ltd. and sponsor by Tourism Authority of Thailand.

Some of the pageant objectives: To crate transgender rights awareness among international communities To donate all the proceeds to Thailand’s Royal AIDS foundation To build friendship and exchange ideas between international LGBT communities

The Official Miss International Queen Crown re-designed in 2010 was inspired by butterflies. Not only representing beauty in nature, butterflies are a symbol of rebirth. The dramatic vertical spears from the previous crown design, reminiscent of the crown on Lady Liberty, have been integrated into this new design as well. Together, these design elements have resulted in a beautiful, fitting crown for the Miss International Queen. Valued at US$15,000, the crown remains with the Miss International Queen Organization and will be used for the annual crowning of the Miss International Queen pageant winner. Each newly crowned winner will be awarded a rhinestone crown.

The current Miss International Queen is Marcela Ohio, from Brazil. She won the title on November 1, 2013.


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