Despite a series of challenging hurdles that come her way, Fuschia Anne Ravena, continued to persevere and worked hard to reach for her dreams as a beauty titlist. And now she’s reaping the fruits of her labor when she was crowned as the first-ever Miss International Queen Philippines last March 6. She bested 25 other trans women from other regions of the country in the pageant coronation held in the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City.
Fuschia hails from the northern part of Cebu, Bogo. She was raised with humble beginnings raising different kinds of animals. That’s why not only transgender issues is she tackling as one of her advocacies but also the protection of animal rights is in her list, as well. Since it is close to her heart and has become her passion. She believes that each creature must be protected and must be given respect especially to the endangered species.
She’s looking forward to represent the transgender women from all over the world as they journey towards an inclusive society protected with equal rights and opportunities. While the LGBTQIA+ sectors face different challenges in their gender identity as expression. For her, the transgender community is the most vulnerable. They have special needs because they undergo different medical, physiological and even mental conditions and procedures. Their gender expressions go to extreme lengths and she hopes that there will come a day that they will never be judged mainly by their appearance but they will be judged by the content of their hearts and the ability of their talents and skills. She emphasized that they treat people with generosity, kindness, and love.
True enough, Miss International Queen Philippines is not just about showcasing the beauty of Trans Pinay nor staging a grand pageant. This was emphasized by the Miss International Queen Philippines Director Michelle Montecarlo. “It also anchors on the different advocacies such as promoting Philippine tourism in which the pageant represents the different regions of the Philippines where each candidate is from,” she added.
Miss International Queen is a beauty pageant with a cause for trans women all over the world. And it was only last July of last year, Miss International Queen Philippines was awarded with its first-ever franchise.
Miss International Queen Philippines aims to be the channel of social issues like the rights of the trans women and gender equality. These said issues hold the main core of what the Miss International Queen Philippines stand for.
The crown which Fuschia is wearing not only stands for her beauty but also it symbolizes a crown with a purpose. Montecarlo is hopeful that Fuschia will not only clinch the top 10 or top 3 spots but she will bring home after seven years the Miss International Queen crown.
Fuschia is set to represent the Philippines and compete in Thailand with high hopes that she’ll bring home the title, Miss International Queen 2022.
PHOTOS FROM A BEAUTIFUL HOMECOMING FOR FUSCHIA
Weeks after her crowning moment, Fuschia Anne Ravena was given a beautiful homecoming at the City Sports Club last March 17, 2022. It was organized by the ever-generous Atty. Regal Oliva and Cary Santiago and the rest of the team, and her friends.
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