Miss Tiffany Universe 2016

First time I’ve seen anything like this and this trailblazing event is in Thailand. Please note the award amount in dollars is $3,315.26

Heavily made up, hair in place, all sequins and dresses – the women lined up on stage are some of the most beautiful you will ever see.

Thirty contestants all fighting it out to be named Miss Tiffany Universe – a title which comes with an impressive array of prizes, including 120,000 baht (£2,300) – more than the average salary in Thailand, and a car.

But all is not quite as it seems: these beauties were all once men – and they are contestants in the world’s most popular transgender beauty pageant.

Full story with beautiful photos