As the world celebrates Pride Month, Filipinos won’t get left behind. More and more transgender women rise to stardom and become inspiration to other members of the LGBT community. Here are some of them.
1. Kevin Balot
Kevin Balot took home the Miss International Queen crown in 2012. After her coronation, she landed on several Thai acting projects.
2. Geena Rocero
Geena started joining beauty pageants when she was only 15 years old. Now, the Fil-Am supermodel remains as the founder of gender advocacy organization, Gender Proud.
3. BB Gandanghari
Many were shocked when the former Rustom Padilla went away and BB Gandanghari was introduced to the public in 2006. She now resides in the US where she’s successfully changed her gender.
4. Geraldine Roma
The first Filipina transgender to join congress started was once an editor for the Spanish News Agency.
5. Francine Garcia
Francine Garcia won the 2013 Super Sireyna pageant at Eat Bulaga. She also joined Miss International Queen in 2015.
6. Angelina Mead King
To date, Angelina still remains with her spouse Joey Mead King. She is known for being a YouTuber and a celebrity car enthusiast.
7. Trixie Maristela
Trixe Maristala was crowned Miss International Queen in 2015.
8. Xtina Superstar
Apart from modeling, Xtina Superstar also DJs for several nightclubs.
9. Mimi Juareza
The renowned “Quick Change” indie actress won Best Actor in Cinemalaya 2013
10. Ate Glow
The famed Gloria Macapagl Arroyo impersonator now happily lives with her British husband.
11. Jiggly Caliente
The former “RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant revealed that she is a transgender woman that goes by the name Bianca Castro
12. Peru Morena
Pero is the first grand winner of modeling competition “The Fiercest of Them All.”
13. Nicole Guevarra Flores
Nicole recently won Super Sireyna Philippines 2018 as well as Super Sireyna Worldwide 2018.
14. Donita Nose
The Wowowin host is happy and content in her relationship with non-showbiz beau, Ricky Conde.
15. Kaladkaren Davila
Kaladkaren Davila instantly became famous after a video of her impersonating Karen Davila went viral.