Are there any Ladyboy Beauty Pageants in London?
Are there any Ladyboy Beauty Pageants in London? Yes there are, and whats more they seem to be getting bigger and better every year. Many of the ladyboy beauty competitions have been going on for many years but so far have not attracted mainstream media attention. The most famous ladyboy beauty pageant in the world is the Miss Tiffany’s Universe from Thailand and has been going since 1998. Here are some of the Ladyboy beauty pageants you can see in London. There are more around the UK also but these are currently the largest in the UK.
Miss Mango Tree – Belgravia, London.
The Miss Mango Tree beauty pageant is probably the best and certainly the most glamours ladyboy beauty pageant in the UK. Fast becoming an exclusive event, year 2016 was a huge success with tickets selling out. The very best ladyboys in London compete to be crowned Miss Mango Tree and winning cash and flights to Thailand or the Phillipines (upgraded to business class in 2016 for the first time). Usually held in September on a Sunday evening and always at the Mango Tree Restaurant in Belgravia, London. It’s not just the contestants that are worth seeing almost anyone who is anyone in the Transgender community will be there. Tickets usually cost about £25. Some more in formation and pictures can be found on the Mango Tree website.
Ms TS Philippines UK – Hammersmith, London.
This beauty pageant is more popular with he Philippine community in London but anyone is invited and tickets are usually easy enough to come by. Ms TS Phillipines UK have a Facebook page with all the upcoming news and how to buy tickets. The standard of the venue is not anywhere near the level of the Miss Mango Tree ladyboy pageant but the contest is very good and great fun and is usually a big night for everyone. A very good place to meet people and a after party usually takes place at Ted’s Place not far away in Fulham.
Alternative Miss London – Tower Hill, London.
Alternative Miss London is held on a Saturday usually in September at The Wayout Club in central London and is organised by the owner of Wayout Vicki Lee. Like the Mango Tree any member of the transgender community can take part but the general standard is slightly lower than the Mango Tree. In recent years this event has clashed with the Mango Tree beauty pageant (the mango tree taking place the very next day and most people unable to attend both usually opt to attend the mango tree). Alternative Miss London has been running for 22 years and the prize is usually some cash and a photoshoot for Translating Magazine. No ticket is needed but there is a usual entry fee to the Wayout Club.