A secret beauty pageant for Transgender Women in Indonesia

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Miss Transgender Indonesia 2016 pageant

Due to fear of violence a group of transgender women in Indonesia held a secret beauty paggeant inn Jakarta, Indonesia with only invited media personalities. Also, organizers asked the supporters not to share the images on social media during the pageant out of fear.

Contestants competed for a trophy and 10 million rupiah ($1000USD).

28-year-old Pie Nabh Tappii won the title of Miss Transgender Indonesia, defeating 18 other contestants to become number one.

Tappii was so happy for her win. “I am happy, but I want to cry as well … I didn’t expect this,” she said.

The pageant was kept under wraps as violence towards the LGBT community is on the rise in Indonesia.

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