|Grabbed from the Official Facebook Fan Page of Kevin Balot
MANILA, Philippines - Filipino transgender Kevin Balot was crowned Miss International Queen 2012 in Pattaya, Thailand.
Balot bested 21 contestants from 15 countries and defeated the Brazilian contender during the question and answer portion in the final round.
Aside from the crown, the 21-year old Pinoy also won $10,000 and other prizes.
Four other Filipinos joined the contest, and three reached the top 10.
“Someday, I want to go to Europe and to represent my country, the Philippines. I'm so proud to present the beauty of the gays back to our country, the Philippines,” Balot said.