You may know them from their pageant titles, successful modeling careers, or profitable social media presences, but these ladies all have two things in common — they’re trans, and they’re trending in Thailand.
It’s been six years since Coconuts introduced you to the hottest transwomen of Instagram and, inspired by 9GAG’s recent rundown, we thought it was time to revisit the subject and give you our own, updated Top 10.
While they’re all equally beautiful, these ladies are ranked based on their following and how often their names come up in local media. To us, they’re all winners.
Chalisa “Rose” Yuemchai shot to fame after a minor role in the Chinese comedy “Lost in Thailand,” which made USD107 million in profits. Audiences were surprised when Rose delivered her single line in well-spoken Mandarin. Afterwards, she developed a strong Chinese fan base.
Nadia was crowned Miss Mimosa Queen Thailand in 2015. After winning this local trans pageant, held annually in Pattaya, she become quite well-known. Ever since then, she has continued to work as a freelance model and dancer.
With nearly 100,000 followers on Facebook, Pynk gained fame after becoming a spokesmodel for a surgery hospital in South Korea. Thanks to her doctor, Pynk now looks like she came straight out of Japanese anime.
Jeen, 20, made headlines in local media after showing up at the mandatory-for-men military draft in Thailand’s Chachoengsao province earlier this year. Obviously, her appearance wasn’t what they were expecting for a prospective soldier. Jeen became famous overnight after many people, even the soldier-recruits themselves, took photos of her and posted them online.
Frame, 22, also shook up social media when she attended the military draft. Her cute and innocent look exempted her from military service but landed her many interviews on Thai TV. A communication arts major, the talented Frame produced a series of short films called “Crazy Love” starring internet idols as actors.
Yoshi is known for her “doll face” on social media. Not only a sensation on the internet, she also appeared in a music video for Baitoey Rsiam, a world-famous Thai country singer. Yoshi has also landed a few movie roles and has nearly one million followers on Instagram.
Hana was definitely a fan favorite when she auditioned for modeling contest show The Face Thailand Season 3. Standing out from the crowd, Hana was selected to be on the show but was eliminated midway through the competition, much to the chagrin of her many fans
But it doesn’t matter. Hana had already developed a strong profile and successful modeling career before joining the show.
Another contestant on The Face Thailand Season 3, Blossom also didn’t make it into one of the coveted top three spots. However, prior to the show, Blossom had already wowed fans and won hearts as the first runner-up in Thailand’s most prestigious trans pageant, Miss Tiffany’s Universe 2013.
The latest trans beauty to do Thailand proud, Mo won Miss Tiffany’s Universe last year and later won Miss International Queen, the international beauty pageant for transgender women, where she represented Thailand.
Before receiving her title, Mo became famous for her brief appearance on the popular Thai singing show “I can see your voice,” where she surprised the audience by singing with a masculine voice.
After all these years, we still have to give it to Poyd as the most beautiful transwoman in Thailand. She is the first transwoman that Thais will name and the idol of younger transpeople in the country.
Poyd works regionally as an actress, and was named on a list of the “most beautiful faces” in the world by US film magazine TC Candler.