Brazil's First Transsexual Beauty Pageant Aims To Battle Prejudice
And to increase visibility for transgender and transsexual Brazilians. Like any good beauty pageant, sequins abounded.
Nineteen transsexual contestants competed in the Miss T Brasil pageant for the title of "Miss Transsexual 2012."
The pageant included swim and eveningwear competitions.
Some contestants did their own makeup and hair.
Marcela Ohio was crowned Brazil's Miss Transsexual 2012.
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