Claim: Photographs show the winner of Thailand's Miss Transvestite Contest.
Example:[Collected via e-mail, October 2007]
Hey, take a look and see if you guess who is the winner!
HE is the winner of Thailand's Miss Transvestite Contest.
They are ALL males!
(Bet you go back and look at the photos again!)
may be the case that there are beauty pageants (such as the Miss International Queen pageant) featuring male transvestite/transgendered contestants who are remarkable for meeting standards of feminine pulchritude, but the photographs displayed don't depict such an event.
These pictures were taken at the 2004 Miss Asia Pageant, held in Hong Kong on 24 October 2004, in which all the contestants were indeed women. The woman featured in most of the pictures is the winner, Lu Jingjing, a 21-year-old college student from Hangzhou, China. Also featured were the runners-up, Wang Hui and Fung Zi Ying, both of Hong Kong.
Lu Jingjing and Fung Zi Ying also appeared in the Chinese city of Xi'an in August 2005 for festivities leading up to the 2005 Miss Asia competition.
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