23 national costumes from the Miss International Queen pageant

TBH, this is all wonderful.

The Miss International Queen pageant calls itself “the largest beauty pageant for transgender women in the world”.

This year’s pageant featured 23 women from 23 different locations competing for the crown.

My favorite part of this particular contest was the national costume contest, where each contestant wore a costume that represented their country.

“A [snow owl is a] source of advice and wisdom.”

“This year, we are honoring a French culinary specialty: the macaron!

“Born from the ingenuity of designer Randy Severiche, inspired by the great wealth of pre-Columbian goldsmithing, which is characterized by the beauty and precision of its details.”

“Inspired by Puerto Rico’s Guardian of the Bioluminescent Bay.”

“This exquisite royal costume is designed in the style of an individual named (Tevy) representing the protector of all bodies of water, who provides imperishable water for life on earth.”

“The Coruscan Hummingbird is nature’s colorful animal and the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon.”

“Because my country has been suppressed by China for a long time. We cannot join the WHO, the UN, or even show our national flag on international occasions. So my team and I thought, if we can’t show our national flag, why not put it on my body?”

“Madama comes from the French word ‘la madame’ who were women during the time of slavery and came to Callao to show off their wealth and finesse.”

“Hanbok is a traditional Korean dress characterized by beautiful colors and meticulously woven lines without pockets.”

“Ardhanarishvara, Sanskrit: Lord who is half-woman, male-female composite figure of the Hindu god Shiva with his consort Parvati.”

“Inspired by the national bird of Honduras.”

“The adorned doll represents the contestant herself. It is Fuschia wearing Fuschia.”

“With this national costume, we want to present the wet rice culture of the Viet people.”

“Inspired by a female warrior of the Inca Empire.”

“Inspiration comes from the Ship Fire Festival.”

“The design is inspired by pre-Hispanic Aztec clothing.”

“Inspired by the story of the search for Tirta Amerta or the Water of Immortality involving gods and giants.”

“Inspired by the battle myth of Garuda and Naga.”

“Known as the patron saint and protector of Brazil, Nossa Senhora Aparecida is much sought after by the faithful who need help in times of distress.”

“The Brass Gong is one of the most treasured items among the people of North Borneo. This Brass Gong is associated with many important celebrations, rituals and events.”

“She represents strength and feminine power to find justice for all.”

And There you go! Which of these looks was your favorite? Sound off in the comments, girls.