Transvestite and transgender candidates for the Miss Amazing Philippines Beauties 2011 pageant pose for photographers before a media presentation ceremony at a hotel in Manila October 19, 2011. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoc
Reliable sources in Manila, the Philippines, told me a prominent member of a Malaysian opposition party has been invited to attend the transvestite and transgender Miss Amazing Phillipines Beauties 2011. "Thus far he has accepted the invitation," said Ruiz, one of the organisers.
He also said three other members of parliament from the Malaysian opposition party have also accepted the invitation.
The pageant aims to bolster friendship amongst the participants and of those from neighbouring countries, as well as to give a chance for transsexuals, transgenders and transvestites to showcase their beauty and talent.