MANILA, Philippines- Miss International Queen 2012 Kevin Balot is not in favor of transgenders in Miss Universe.
The first Filipino to bring in the Miss International Queen title gave her statement about the controversial issue on allowing transgender women to join Miss Universe, which started last May when transgender contestant Jenna Talackova was considered in Miss Universe Canada and Donald Trump, Miss Universe pageant owner decided to allow transgenders in the contest beginning 2013.
However, as not expected from someone who has proven her beauty and guts in an international beauty pageant, Balot, expressed her disagreement on Trump’s decision.
”Siguro kailangan ‘yung mga transsexual eh ireserve nalang ang world respect sa mga natural born woman [para sa mga ganong kompetisyon],” she stated in an Umagang Kay Ganda live interview last Thursday. ”Parang magrespect na lang tayo sa mga woman and meron tayong mga sisters and mothers.”
The Miss International Queen 2012 is a proof that not all transgenders believe that they need to snatch from Shamcey Supsup and the rest of naturally born women every privilege that they have as biological females.
”..meron naman kaming mga transsexual na sariling international beauty pageant gaya ng Miss International Queen.” she explained.
Aside from winning in the competition, another fulfillment for Balot is her father’s acceptance of her sexual orientation. According to her, being the only son in the family made the expectations of his dad higher. However, after the pageant, she confirmed that she is already fully accepted of what she is at home.
Having the body and beauty of a natural woman despite being born guy, many now wonder how the Kevin Balot male version would look like.
Photo courtesy of Kevin Balot Facebook fanpage