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Meet Miss International Queen 2019

March 12, 2019 10:14 IST

HIV activist and community leader Jazell Barbie Royale beat 19 transgender contestants to win the title.

 

IMAGE: Jazell hopes to educate people about the importance of HIV testing. Photographs: Jorge Silva/Reuters

American beauty Jazell Barbie Royale was crowned Miss International Queen 2019 in a beauty pageant held in Thailand.

The theme for this year's contest was world equality and 19 contestants from across the world competed for the crown.

Take a look at some glimpses from the evening.

 

IMAGE: Jazell is the first woman of colour to win the pageant since it started in 2004.

 

IMAGE: The crowning moment! Jazell just couldn't believe that she had won the title.

 

Meet the three winners. Jazell with first runner up Kanwara Kaewjin from Thailand (right) and second runner up Yaya from China (left).

 

A glimpse of the contestants as they line up for the swimsuit round.

 

Tiffany Coleman of Nicaragua waits at the backstage ahead of the final show.

 

Larra Jassinta of Malaysia gets ready for the evening.

 

Angel Lama of Nepal can't stop admiring herself in the mirror.

 

Kanwara Kaewjin of Thailand in a pensive moment.

 

The contestants wait for their turn to step on stage.