Photos: Striding towards empowerment through Miss Trans Queen India 2019

The third edition of Miss Trans Queen India pageant concluded in New Delhi on October 3. The pageant witnessed the participation of transwomen from across the country. Neetu RS from Bengaluru won the coveted title of Miss Trans Queen India 2019. Shelly Rai from Chhattisgarh was the first runner-up and Bonita from Jodhpur was adjudged the third runner-up. The pagent is held to empower the transgender community which lies on the margins of our society. Previous winners of the contest have gone on to win laurels for the country in international pageants.

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Miss Trans Queen India 2018 Veena Sendre crowns her successor Neetu RS who won the title of Miss Trans Queen 2019, at Dilli Haat, Janakpuri, in New Delhi. The third edition of the pageant concluded in the city on October 3. For winning the coveted title, Neetu received a beauty treatment voucher and free surgery from Synergy Cosmetics Surgery Clinic, Surat, by Dr Navtar Patel. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

Miss Trans Queen India 2018 Veena Sendre crowns her successor Neetu RS who won the title of Miss Trans Queen 2019, at Dilli Haat, Janakpuri, in New Delhi. The third edition of the pageant concluded in the city on October 3. For winning the coveted title, Neetu received a beauty treatment voucher and free surgery from Synergy Cosmetics Surgery Clinic, Surat, by Dr Navtar Patel. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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Shelly Rai from Chhattisgarh is crowned after she was adjudged the first runner-up. The second runner-up of the contest was Bonita from Jodhpur. The pageant witnessed the participation of transwomen from all over India, from cities like Mumbai, Chhattisgarh, New Delhi, Bangalore, Udaipur, Kolkata, Chennai, among others. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

Shelly Rai from Chhattisgarh is crowned after she was adjudged the first runner-up. The second runner-up of the contest was Bonita from Jodhpur. The pageant witnessed the participation of transwomen from all over India, from cities like Mumbai, Chhattisgarh, New Delhi, Bangalore, Udaipur, Kolkata, Chennai, among others. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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A woman briefs participants as they gear up to walk the ramp in gowns. The participants were attired in elegant collections designed by International Institute of Fashion Academy, Janakpuri. The participants were ranked on the basis of their behaviour, body language, confidence, personal interview, talent, etiquettes, fitness and knowledge. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

A woman briefs participants as they gear up to walk the ramp in gowns. The participants were attired in elegant collections designed by International Institute of Fashion Academy, Janakpuri. The participants were ranked on the basis of their behaviour, body language, confidence, personal interview, talent, etiquettes, fitness and knowledge. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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Contestants just before walking the ramp. The mentors and judges for the show included Founder and executive director of Naaz Foundation Anjali Gopalan, celebrity chef Manoj Rai, pageant coach Rita Gangwani, style, wardrobe and image consultant Shaine Soni, transgender government officer Amruta Soni, jewelry designer and LGBTQ rights activist Akassh K Aggarwal, consultant dermatologist and wellness expert Dr. Varun Katyal, dermatologist Dr. Prateek Sondhi, among others. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

Contestants just before walking the ramp. The mentors and judges for the show included Founder and executive director of Naaz Foundation Anjali Gopalan, celebrity chef Manoj Rai, pageant coach Rita Gangwani, style, wardrobe and image consultant Shaine Soni, transgender government officer Amruta Soni, jewelry designer and LGBTQ rights activist Akassh K Aggarwal, consultant dermatologist and wellness expert Dr. Varun Katyal, dermatologist Dr. Prateek Sondhi, among others. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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A contestant gets ready for the show. The participants were taught on the nuances of applying cosmetics like foundation, blusher, mascara. They learnt how to make different hairstyles, how to walk the ramp with high heels and to take care of skin and fitness. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

A contestant gets ready for the show. The participants were taught on the nuances of applying cosmetics like foundation, blusher, mascara. They learnt how to make different hairstyles, how to walk the ramp with high heels and to take care of skin and fitness. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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Participants share a light moment backstage. Some of the participants even enrolled in beauty and make-up academy or worked in beauty parlours. They frequently accessed online platforms like YouTube to refer to the available tutorial videos to learn the techniques. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

Participants share a light moment backstage. Some of the participants even enrolled in beauty and make-up academy or worked in beauty parlours. They frequently accessed online platforms like YouTube to refer to the available tutorial videos to learn the techniques. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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Contestants walk the ramp in ethnic attire during the pageant. The event was inaugurated by Delhi Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam. “The Constitution has given everyone equal rights and privileges, and society has to change the way it looks up to them,” Gautam said in the statement. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

Contestants walk the ramp in ethnic attire during the pageant. The event was inaugurated by Delhi Social Welfare Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam. “The Constitution has given everyone equal rights and privileges, and society has to change the way it looks up to them,” Gautam said in the statement. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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Shelly Rai, who was adjudged the first runner-up, performs during the pageant. Moving a step further, the Delhi government has already announced the formation of the Transgender Welfare State Board which would be notified soon. It stated that the board would address all their issues and problems faced by them in a timely and result-oriented manner. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

Shelly Rai, who was adjudged the first runner-up, performs during the pageant. Moving a step further, the Delhi government has already announced the formation of the Transgender Welfare State Board which would be notified soon. It stated that the board would address all their issues and problems faced by them in a timely and result-oriented manner. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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Contestants walk the ramp during another round at the show. Speaking at the event, Reena Rai, founder of Deepa Ardnareshwar Empowerment Foundation, said,” In our society, tranwomen suffer lot of humiliation. We give them this platform so that they can climb the rope of success and build their confidence. This is a stepping stone to the glamour industry as the winners also represent the country on an international platform like Miss International Queen” (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

Contestants walk the ramp during another round at the show. Speaking at the event, Reena Rai, founder of Deepa Ardnareshwar Empowerment Foundation, said,” In our society, tranwomen suffer lot of humiliation. We give them this platform so that they can climb the rope of success and build their confidence. This is a stepping stone to the glamour industry as the winners also represent the country on an international platform like Miss International Queen” (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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The winners of the contest. Some of the prominent winners of Miss Trans Queen India who have represented India in international platforms include Naaz Joshi who bagged the title of ‘Miss World Diversity 2019.’ Navya Singh was the show-stopper in the show of acclaimed fashion designer Wendell Rodricks. Namita Ammu, a winner in last year’s show, will make her acting debut in Tamil cinema this month. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

The winners of the contest. Some of the prominent winners of Miss Trans Queen India who have represented India in international platforms include Naaz Joshi who bagged the title of ‘Miss World Diversity 2019.’ Navya Singh was the show-stopper in the show of acclaimed fashion designer Wendell Rodricks. Namita Ammu, a winner in last year’s show, will make her acting debut in Tamil cinema this month. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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Brand ambassador of the pageant Nabhya Singh takes selfies with winners from previous editions of the contest Namita Ammu, Naaz Joshi and Veena. These transwomen served as role-models to the participants of this year’s contest. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

Brand ambassador of the pageant Nabhya Singh takes selfies with winners from previous editions of the contest Namita Ammu, Naaz Joshi and Veena. These transwomen served as role-models to the participants of this year’s contest. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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