Alina Khan, the star of “Joyland,” has been crowned Miss Trans Pakistan 2023, describing it as one of the most memorable moments of her life.
In an interview with Images, the actress shared her experience at the pageant and discussed her future aspirations. “Being crowned in front of my transgender community is an incredible feeling because it gives us a platform to represent ourselves and have a voice. I feel immensely happy and fulfilled.”
Khan took to Instagram to share a photo of herself wearing her sash and tiara, captioning it, “May 31, 2023, a night to remember! Yesterday was my crowning ceremony, and it was one of the best moments of my life. I am honored to have received the prestigious title of Miss Trans Pakistan 2023!” Reflecting on the experience, she mentioned the preparations she underwent for photoshoots and answering questions on stage. Representing the transgender community among contestants from different categories was a humbling experience for her.
Miss Trans Pakistan, organized by Sonia Ahmed, was first held in 2021 when Shryaa Roy was crowned. It is the country’s first beauty pageant dedicated to transgender women, offering them an opportunity to represent Pakistan in international pageants abroad.
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Khan highlighted that the pageant follows a process similar to international pageants. Applicants submit their professional photoshoots through the website and go through an interview process for selection. The crowning ceremony took place in Lahore.
During this year’s ceremony, held on Wednesday, titles such as Miss Pakistan, Mrs. Pakistan, and Miss Pakistan Overseas were also awarded. Areej Chaudhary, the former Miss Pakistan, crowned Khan as Miss Trans Pakistan.
Discussing her future plans, Khan expressed her enthusiasm for representing Pakistan in international pageants. She gained recognition for her leading role in the award-winning film “Joyland.”