Miss International Queen 2012 Kevin Balot: ’I hope my dad will accept me’

Reuters, via Tempo, reports Kevin Balot, a 21-year-old Filipino transgender who won the Miss International Queen 2012 transgender/transsexual beauty pageant in Thailand, hopes for acceptance at home.

Reuters, via Tempo, reports Kevin Balot, a 21-year-old Filipino transgender who won the Miss International Queen 2012 transgender/transsexual beauty pageant in Thailand, hopes  for acceptance at home.

 

"I'm very proud to be the first here, and I hope my dad will accept me. Because in the family I'm the only boy, and my dad has big expectations of me. I made it. I won the International Queen Pageant, and I believe that my dad will accept me not only as his son but also as his daughter," the report quotes Balot as saying.

 

Balot, who competed in an international pageant for the first time, bested "more than 100 entries from nearly 30 countries," the report said. Balot says she hopes to compete in Europe someday, adding  "I'm so proud to present the beauty of the gays back to our country, the Philippines."

 

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