3 weeks Mela Habijan crowned first Miss Trans Global: ‘A childhood dream that came true’ Inquirer
Actress Mela Habijan is the first winner of international online beauty pageant Miss Trans Global. Two other Filipinas, Maria Robethany Thompson and Nia Marie Similatan, also made it to the top 10. The pageant welcomes transgender women and "gender-nonconforming people from all backgrounds" to showcase their talents and advocate for the trans community. The "Manilennial" star announced her victory following the virtual coronation that streamed on YouTube yesterday, Sept. 12. Sharing a picture of her with loved ones, she wrote, "NOT YOUR TYPICAL CROWNING MOMENT, BUT I'M HAPPY TO BE HOLDING THE HANDS OF THE BEST PEOPLE IN MY LIFE!" ... more