Nitasha Biswas, a trans woman who hails from Kolkata, was named the first Miss Transqueen India 2017 in Gurgaon on Sunday. Loiloi from Manipur bagged the first runner-up position and Ragasya from Chennai was crowned the second runner-up. The 16 finalists represented some of the Indian states. They were chosen after a rigorous hunt involving more than 1,500 trans women across India.
"The winner will go to Thailand for Miss International Queen, the first runner-up will compete at Miss Transsexual Australia. We are looking for another international pageant so that we can send the second runner-up too," pageant organiser Reena Rai, founder and chairperson of Suhani Dream Catchers Pvt Ltd, had earlier told IANS.