Trixie Maristela wins Miss International Queen 2015

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Transgender Beauty Pageant Queen Named

The world's biggest beauty pageant for transgender women, Miss International Queen, has officially ended its 11th year. And the winner is Trixie Maristela from the Philippines.

"The reason why I want to join Miss International Queen 2015 is I believe in its vision of uplifting the trans community by staging an international beauty pageant and I want to be part of it," she said.

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Maristela ended up being the biggest part of it — the winner! The first runner-up was Valesca Dominik Ferraz from Brazil. The second runner-up was Sopida Siriwattananukoon from Thailand. Although we gotta say, there were some interesting outfits along the way.

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Trixie Maristela wins Miss International Queen 2015
Trixie Maristela of Philippines (C) react after being crowned Miss International Queen 2015 beauty contest next to first runner-up Valesca Dominik Ferraz of Brazil (L) and second runner-up Sopida Siriwattananukoon of Thailand (R) in Pattaya, on November 6, 2015. Miss International Queen is the world's largest beauty pageant for transgender women from all around the world. . AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)
Trixie Maristela of Philippines (C) poses with contestants after being crowned Miss International Queen 2015 beauty contest in Pattaya, on November 6, 2015. Miss International Queen is the world's largest beauty pageant for transgender women from all around the world. . AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)
Trixie Maristela of Philippines receives the crown from Miss International Queen 2014, Isabella Satiago of Venezuela (L) during Miss International Queen 2015 beauty contest in Pattaya, on November 6, 2015. Miss International Queen is the world's largest beauty pageant for transgender women from all around the world. . AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)
Contestants perform during the Miss International Queen 2015 beauty contest in Pattaya, on November 6, 2015. Miss International Queen is the world's largest beauty pageant for transgender women from all around the world. . AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)
Trixie Maristela of Philippines waves after being crowned Miss International Queen 2015 beauty contest in Pattaya, on November 6, 2015. Miss International Queen is the world's largest beauty pageant for transgender women from all around the world. . AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)
A contestant (C) prepares backstage during the Miss International Queen 2015 beauty contest in Pattaya resort on November 6, 2015. Twenty-seven contestants from 17 countries have competed for the crown of Miss International Queen since 2004. AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKULAFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)
A contestant prepares backstage during the Miss International Queen 2015 beauty contest in Pattaya resort on November 6, 2015. Twenty-seven contestants from 17 countries have competed for the crown of Miss International Queen since 2004. AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKULAFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)
A contestant prepares backstage during the Miss International Queen 2015 beauty contest in Pattaya resort on November 6, 2015. Twenty-seven contestants from 17 countries have competed for the crown of Miss International Queen since 2004. AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKULAFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)
A contestant prepares backstage during the Miss International Queen 2015 beauty contest in Pattaya resort on November 6, 2015. Twenty-seven contestants from 17 countries have competed for the crown of Miss International Queen since 2004. AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKULAFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)
Trixie Maristela of Philippines reacts after being crowned Miss International Queen 2015 beauty contest in Pattaya, on November 6, 2015. Miss International Queen is the world's largest beauty pageant for transgender women from all around the world. . AFP PHOTO / PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)
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Many of the more festive outfits came from the nationality-themed costume contest. There were also more traditional rounds, like swim suit and evening gown. Although even with swimsuits, we aren't sure about those hats.

Last year, Venezuelan contestant Isabella Santiago, won the competition.

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