Up Next For Veso Golden: Barcelona for the Miss Trans Star International 2019

    Veso Golden
    Trans Star 2019
    Veso Golden /Facebook. The national flag of Ghana. The red represents the blood of those who died in the country’s struggle for independence from Great Britain, the gold represents the mineral wealth of the country, the green symbolizes the country’s rich forests and natural wealth, and the black star is the symbol of African emancipation

    Our very lovely friend Veso Golden made it official, she is going to Barcelona in December to represent Ghana at Miss Trans Star International 2019 beauty pageant. She will be competing against some of the world’s most gorgeous women for the title of Miss Trans Star International 2019.

    Veso Golden is a bold trans woman who’s personal traits embody the virtues and values of her country’s flag. This is a very good thing as pageants cis or trans always inevitably evolve into a matter of national pride.

    Veso Golden’s road less taken is not an easy one. She first burst onto the global stage when her story was published by 76crimes.com a blog that focuses on the human toll of 76+ countries with anti-LGBTI laws and the struggle to repeal them.

    Veso is fresh off her stunning success in the competition to represent Ghana in the Miss Continental Europe. She not only made history as the first trans woman to compete in an African cisgender beauty pageant she did it in style winning First Runner Up and Miss Congeniality.

    We had a chance to speak with Veso. Her answers, frank and earnest and without fault, gave me pause as to whether to include them all. But this is what makes Veso so special. Her physical beauty is only eclipsed by the brilliance of her soul.

    Planet_Trans You broke new ground by being the first trans woman to compete in a cisgender African pageant.
    How did that feel to you?

    Veso Golden “First of all I did not realize that competing in the pageant here in my country would motivate a lot of people to come out as trans and live their dreams. It was not about winning at the end but just making all the hundreds of transgender women in Africa proud.”

    Planet_Trans You have encouraged trans people around the world by competing with cis folk.
    And now you are off to Spain to compete with trans folks.
    Tell us about your preparations.

    Veso Golden“To be sincere when I was competing with the cisgender girls I felt less at some point but at the end I was in the last two standing, and this time I’m still having self-doubts because I have not been able to carry out any surgeries as the other girls who have done either their boobs or anything else. A lot of people ask me how will I win over girls who have transitioned for years and have done theirs boobs and body but what gives me courage is when I remember kelvin ballot won miss international queen even without undergoing any surgery”

    Planet_TransYour beauty radiates from within Veso, so vibrantly it’s almost unfair to the other contestants! Regardless of the outcome, you are winning hearts worldwide and we wish you all the best.

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    Kelli, Busey is managing editor at Planet Transgender


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