New Miss Transgender UK Crowned

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A new Miss Transgender UK 2015 has been crowned at a ceremony that was held in Cardiff last Friday, following the original winner being stripped of her title by the event organiser.

Daisy Bell, 41, was the first runner up in the competition that was held in September last year.  The original winner, Jai Dara Latto was stripped of her title when the event organiser saw footage of her from the BBC3 Miss Transgender UK documentary that showed Jai going to the gym in boxer shorts and a t-shirt.

The organiser of the event, Rachel Bailey, claimed that the footage showed that Jai was not transgender, but branded her as a drag queen.  She complained that because Jai was wearing boxer shorts she was not female ‘full time’ and that she wasn’t ‘trans enough’.

Daisy, the new winner, was informed about the decision to crown her as the winner whilst she was out of the country on holiday.

‘I am very excited and pleased to be the new winner of Miss Transgender UK.’  She said.  ‘I was on holiday in Tenerife when I got the message to say I would be recrowned.

‘Since I was a child I’ve known I wanted to be a full woman.

‘The support from my family was important, especially from my mum who was very supportive.’

Rachel Bailey released a statement to say that Jai had been informed about her disqualification, but she has as of yet not commented on controversial nature of the disqualification.

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4 Responses to New Miss Transgender UK Crowned

  1. Jacinta Nike April 3, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    What a load of rubbish! How can a person not be trans enough??? How many genetic women do you see walking around in men’s trousers, jeans and so on. One could argue that a genetic women who cuts her hair short isn’t female enough to, so why make the argument that a transgender woman who wore boxer shorts to a gymnasium isn’t trans enough. It’s ridiculous!!!

  2. kareena April 9, 2016 at 6:22 am

    The whole debate started thinking he does not live full time as a woman, it was not about whether he looked feminine enough.
    Other girls felt bad simply because they have invested into living full-time for at least 2 years. One of the vital aspect of transitioning is to live fully as a woman .

    • Jacinta Nike April 9, 2016 at 8:11 pm

      Thank you for pointing that out mother. I appreciate your remark. Please tell me, will I ever be free to leave earth, and if so, when? I feel like I’ve seen everything I want to, everything I can handle. Now the wool has been removed from my eyes, I see the world for what it truly is, and I just don’t feel like I belong here anymore.

  3. Jessica April 30, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    She’s still the second place winner as far as I’m concerned. All Transwomen are women. The pageant runner needs to get her head checked.