Fending off 26 competitors from different parts of the world, Nguyễn Hương Giang from Hà Nội was crowned this year’s “Miss International Queen” in Thailand at one of the world’s top beauty pageants for transgender women. Bồ Xuân Hiệp speaks to Giang in Bangkok about her plan to fight for the LGBT community in Việt Nam. Although I was born unlike who I am today, I’ve never stopped trying my best and improving myself to become who I am today, a symbol of pride in Việt Nam. This victory is not only for me and my fans in Việt Nam but for the entire LGBT community in the country. I was highly motivated to win the crown as this was the first time that Việt Nam participated in the pageant. The crown is a positive symbol that will help people recognise that the LGBT community has people who are talented and thus deserve respect.
March 20 / Vietnam News