The Philippines’ bet, Jess Labares from Ormoc City, bagged the Miss Photogenic award and emerged in the Top 6 finalists of the recently concluded Miss International Queen pageant held in Thailand.
The first-ever transwoman flight attendant of Cebu Pacific successfully clinched one of the major awards in the International beauty pageant for transgender women during the coronation night held on March 7, 2020, in Pattaya, Thailand.
The 26-year-old Physical Therapy graduate of Cebu Doctor’s University also shined on the pageant stage wearing the art-deco gown crafted by the Cebu-based fashion designer known for fabric manipulation technique, Cary Santiago, who is the creator of Miss Universe 2019 Top 20 finalist Gazini Ganados’ gold phoenix gown and the award-winning Philippine-eagle-inspired national costume.
Labares also paid tribute to her current home town Cebu by showcasing its world-famous Sinulog Festival in her Sinulog Queen national costume.
The trans-Filipina beauty queen also showed off her dancing skills through her performance of a Spanish-influenced Filipino folk dance, La Jota Paragua.
With her latest achievement at Miss International Queen pageant in Thailand, Jess Labares has joined the list of LGBTQ Filipinos who have brought pride to their sectors and to the whole nation.
Entrepreneur, theatre actor and pageant trainer John Raspado won the new Mr. Gay World 2017 held at the World Pride 2017 in Spain.
John Jeffrey “Janjep’ Carlos from General Trias, Cavite followed Raspado’s feat after winning the Mr. Gay World 2019 crown on May 4 in Cape Town, South Africa.
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