Thai Ladyboys in Pattaya – Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2012

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Beyond The Mango Juice has enjoyed a lot of success over the past three years or so with occasional posts about Thai ladyboys and my top ten all time most hit posts currently includes three articles about Thailand’s third gender who remain very much a part of the country’s modern-day culture.

Number ten in that exclusive list, The Lady Boys of Bangkok, is one of my personal favourites on Beyond The Mango Juice but my recent efforts to break any new class of post into my top ten have been futile at best. However, the ingredients of Thai ladyboys in Pattaya and Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2012 may just have a sniff of getting one stiletto heel seductively inside the door of my all time hit list.

Above video is courtesy of the Bangkok Post and contestant images are from the video itself. This post includes a three question ladyboy quiz and please feel free to drop your answers into the comment box with the upmost gay abandon. All quiz question answers are contained within the post.

Thai Ladyboys in Pattaya – Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2012

Next month, 30 of Thailand’s most beautiful ladyboys will be snatching their handbags and heading off to Pattaya for Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2012 which is being fondled held at Tiffany’s Theatre on May 4.

The cream of Thailand’s transvestite and transgender world will be contesting the 15th running of the yearly beauty pageant and the winner will receive a  diamond studded tiara, the keys for one year to a luxury Pattaya apartment and 120,000 Thai baht to stuff into their handbag. They will also have the honour of representing Thailand at this year’s Miss International Queen Pageant which is being hosted in the Kingdom later this year.

Question One: Do ladyboys stuff handbags, or pad and pack them?

Miss Tiffany’s Universe is a coveted beauty crown and a pageant which always attracts a sell-out crowd and if you wish to attend this year’s gala event then you’d best hurry because tickets sell quick. Ticket prices are 2500 baht for VIP/Deluxe and 1500 baht for all other seats. Tiffany’s Theatre is on Pattaya 2nd Road and has a seating capacity of around 1000.

Each year the showcase final is broadcast live on Thai TV and Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2011 attracted over 15 million goggle-box viewers, once more proving the popularity of the show and the fascination and quizzical allure Thai ladyboys hold among Thai people. Channel 7 will once again relay this year’s show live to homes across Thailand.

Question Two: Do you view ladyboys on a goggle-box, or gobble-box?

The theme to this year’s Miss Tiffany’s Universe contest is “Freedom Avant-garde” (freedom to new concepts of modernism), and its contestants will arrive in Pattaya from all walks of life on April 29 to be pampered and powdered at a five-day beauty camp leading up to the grand final. Two days before the final all 30 ladyboys will line up in bikinis to contest Miss Unlimited Sexy 2012 at Central Festival Pattaya Beach.

Question Three: Do ladyboys stay at beauty camps, or beauty camp camps?

Tickets for Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2012 can be purchased online at Thai Ticket Major.

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I'm a sixty-year-old Englishman living in the town of Swindon in rural Wiltshire and I have a real deep desire to retire in Thailand one day. If you don't have a dream then you won't have a dream come true.

12 Responses

  1. Hi Martyn, it looks like you have become the ‘go to’ man when it comes to ladyboys in Thailand 🙂 Maybe if this article goes viral you will be asked to share the apartment and given a slice of the 120,000 THB.

  2. Martyn says:

    Paul – I think I’d drop my apartment keys at the very thought of sharing an apartment with a ladyboy. I’ll leave those kind of things to the more risque type of gentleman.

  3. Catherine says:

    Fun post Martyn. I keep promising myself that I’ll attend one of the Lady Boy’s do’s but it’s just not happening. I’m out of the country again this year too (pooh). With a tossup between the Lady Boys and Elvis Costello, Elvis won (obviously).

    (note: the commentluv snafu is all mine… darn it… one more broken bit to track down).

  4. Martyn says:

    Catherine – I think Miss Tiffany’s Universe would be a good event to see, irrespective of which way the wind blows for the individual concerned. Tiffany’s ladyboy show is very popular and I was going to watch it a couple of years back but found out no cameras were allowed. That put me off.

    Good luck with your tweaking. Have you noticed the duck?

  5. Catherine says:

    Martyn, I do plan on attending a ladyboy show at some point… but the camera issue is a concern so I’d like to get an ‘in’ first. I’m patient (sort of) and if I wait long enough something will go my way.

    Haven’t checked out the duck yet. I found out that the Dhammachai Duthanga (monk walk) was coming my way and thinking that it’d be a quick zip out and back, away I went. Boy, was I wrong… it was 5 hours of fun.

  6. Martyn says:

    Catherine = The thought of being camera-less at such a colourful show put me off big time. I can’t understand why they do that. Surely photos breed publicity and ticket sales. Museums are very much the same.

    I checked out the Dhammachai Duthanga, here’s a good link about it:

  7. Catherine says:

    Martyn, if they don’t let me take photos then I won’t write anything. There’s another show in Bangkok that won’t allow photos. It’s a fabulous show and while they will give me promotional materials, who cares? It’s the same as what everyone else has on their sites. Boring.

    That’s the same info I have about the Monk Walk. The organisers promised to send me more, but so far… nadda.

    [ I still have the commentluv snafu I see… darn it… ]

    Here’s a video of the novices starting out:

  8. Catherine says:

    Finally. I no longer have a tiger on my butt…

  9. Martyn says:

    Catherine – You’ve finally fixed your CommentLuv bug. Well done.

    Surely blogs and their photos are one of the biggest promotional tools going. And they’re free promotion too. I can’t understand the no cameras policy at many of these tourist attractions.

    I watched the video and noticed the policeman had been filming the monks too. That’s a nice touch and shows the other side of Thailand’s police which doesn’t really get spoken about.

    Working tonight, then one day off. Can’t wait.

  10. Catherine says:

    Martyn, it’s such a pain when blogs go bad. And the hours and hours it takes to fix them… sigh… but it’s time well spent.

    The police, the monks, everyone had cameras. And for Wat with such an iffy reputation, they sure had a lot of followers.

    Enjoy your time off when you get it. We are on a four day holiday out here, followed by another next week. Songkran. Yeah.

  11. Martyn says:

    Catherine – I recently uploaded three new plugins to speed up my site. One of them caused quite a few problems but the other two that now remain have made my site load much faster. If I add a new plugin I tend to write down its name so if problems occur I have a good idea where to start in correcting any issues.

    Here’s the link for testing site page speed. Two plugins upped my score from 40 to 81.

    It’s raining here today in Swindon which isn’t unusual for a Bank Holiday Monday but at least the rain has a slight Songkran feel to it.

    Stay dry or as wet as you want to be.

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