Miss Gay and Miss Transsexual Australia crowned
Gabriella Louise Mendoza and Sofiya Iya Cocaina Vergara were the winners from the 22 contestants in this year’s Miss Gay and Miss Transsexual Australia Pageant.
Mendoza was crowned Miss Gay while Vergara was crowned Miss Transsexual.
One of the highlights of the Midsumma Festival, the pageant was held in Yarraville and attended by the City Mayor of Maribyrnong Catherine Cummings, who presided over the award ceremony.
The pageant was one of the highlights of the Midsumma Festival and was started in 2009 to offer a well organised international competition and platform for cross-dressers, drag queens, transgender and transsexuals.
(Image - Sofiya Iya Cocaina Vergara congratulated after being crowned Miss Transsexual Australia at the alternative beauty pageant for gay men, cross-dressers, drag queens and transsexuals earlier this month. Photo: Bianco Anderson)