Veena Sendre wins 2nd Miss Transqueen India 2018, a beauty pageant for transgenders at The Lalit Hotel,Mumbai

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Saniya Sood, Veena Sendre & Namitha Ammu.

19 finalists from Delhi, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Kolkata, Karnataka and other states participated to win the coveted Miss Transqueen India 2018 Title. Veena Sendre won the title,Saniya Sood was 1sr runner up and Namitha Ammu was 2nd runner up. Ashish Sharma TV Actor, Sushant Digvikar Ex Big Boss fame came specially to judge the pageant. The beauty pageant-Miss Transqueen India is the brainchild of Mrs. Reena Rai. She believes that acceptance and inclusion of the LGBT community can only happen if we start treating them with the respect and dignity they deserve.Having worked closely with the community for some years, I now want to empower them, increase visibility and create employment opportunities, and contribute in building an inclusive society, through this pageant,” said Ms Reena Rai, Founder and Chairperson of Miss Transqueen India. Garnet & Gold was the official media partner for Miss Transqueen India 2018. Surgery worth 3 lakh by Dr. Narendra Kaushik of Olmec beauty and treatment was announced , Kronocare was gifting partner, Santachef was the NGO partner.
The Lalit was the Hospitality partner. Mr Keshav Suri, Executive Director of The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group, is elated about the association with Miss TransQueen India pageant. He said, “With such initiatives, we will be able to create more inclusive platforms for community. Get them representation in Corporate, Bollywood and the right acceptance in the society. I wish them all the very best in the journey for inclusion.” The aim is to let more people know and acknowledge the transgender community in mainstream performing space.

Date: 
Monday, October 8, 2018